Showing just how small (or inbred?) the trash rootsabilly scene is here in NE Ohio, the Whiskey Daredevils and Lords of the Highway will play a show this evening at Cedars in Youngstown. Speculation ran rampant among insiders that each band would only send two of their respective members to the gig and allow the cobbled together band to play both sets. This flimsy plan fell apart when Daredevils guitarist and noted cheese enthusiast Gary Siperko refused to play Lords of the Highway fan favorite "Burn the Cheese Barn Down". While both bands remain cordial, clearly this has created a rift between the bands. Attendees of this evening's show should expect a real "throw down" as each indie musical kingpin attempts to make a "statement" regarding their place on the musical totem pole.
In other news, the master has been completed for the new Whiskey Daredevils CD "The Whiskey Daredevils". An agreement has been painstakingly hashed out with Shake It Records to release this recording domestically, despite the inevitable outcome of lengthy litigation against the label and their jet setting lifestyle executives. The band did feel more comfortable after learning manager Gary Kane "had the whole thing under control". Kane, it should be noted, also promised to launch a Ken Miller solo career shortly that would take the former bass player "right to the top". We will keep you updated on that issue as it develops.