The Dirty Guv'nahs (ST) 2009
The Dirty Guv'nahs are an American rock and roll band from Knoxville, Tennessee. They were formed on a whim in the spring of 2006 because a local benefit concert in Knoxville needed an opening band. Sister Hazel was the headliner of this benefit concert. Two years later, The Dirty Guv'nahs were voted best band in Knoxville for 2008 and 2009 by the Metro Pulse, Knoxville's alternative newspaper.   In January 2009 they recorded their first full length album with David Barbe of Chase Park Transduction in Athens, Georgia, Georgia  The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered in 6 days and it features 13 original tracks. Their second album, The Dirty Guv'nahs was released April 10, 2009.
In 2008, the band was voted the Best Band in Knoxville and performed in support of Robert Earl Keen at Knoxville's outdoor music festival, Sundown in the City. They also played multiple sold out shows at Barley's Taproom in the Old City, and had a successful opening slot at the Bijou Theater in August. In 2008, The Guv'nahs played a total of 48 shows, with dates spanning 4 states. They were also chosen to play showcase gigs at Next Big Nashville  and Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta  The Guv'nahs played at the Bijou in downtown Knoxville on April 10th to celebrate the release of their CD. The band performed twice at Bonnaroo 2009.. The Guv'nahs will record a new full length album at the Levon Helm Studios, in Woodstock, New York.
Posted by wino at Sunday, December 13, 2009