“We still can’t believe that we get to make rock & roll music for a living,” says singer James Trimble, “I just hope that the magic doesn’t stop.”
Three years ago, The Dirty Guv’nahs got a last minute invite to play at Bonnaroo Music Festival. The young band graciously accepted, and their energetic performance ended up catching the eye of the right people, which led to a recording opportunity at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY. That winter they spent two weeks recording their album “Youth Is In Our Blood” at Levon’s barn and since its independent release in 2010, the Guv’nahs’ fanbase has exploded. Their high octane live shows and their blue collar work ethic has caught the eye of many industry insiders including Billboard, Relix, Blurt, and Music Connection Magazine.
The Dirty Guv’nahs’ live show is led by the soulful holler of frenetic front man James Trimble. Brothers Justin and Aaron Hoskins’ lay down a sturdy foundation of tight rhythms on bass and drums (respectively), while Chris Doody’s thick Hammond organ and bluesy piano along with Michael Jenkins’ and Cozmo Holloway’s tasty guitar stylings round out the group’s sound. The result is accurately described by a recent review in Music Connection Magazine: “The Dirty Guv’nahs don’t just play music; they capture the human experience through song.”
They’ve been voted Best Band in Knoxville, Tennessee for 5 consecutive years where their sound has been described as “a rollicking, jubilant slice of rock-meets-Americana” and in the past 2 years they’ve had the honor to open for a wide range of national acts such as Wilco, Zac Brown Band, Levon Helm Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Train, Dr. Dog, and Chris Robinson.
After two independent releases and relentless touring, The Dirty Guv’nahs’ have announced the release of a new album in August 2012. Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ross Copperman and Grammy winning engineer Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars). The album will be released by Dualtone Music.