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Event Archive - RATTLESHAKE FESTIVAL: Herald Nix, Swank, Rodney DeCroo

Fri. October 12th 2007 Railway Club (No Minors)
10 pm - 2 am doors at 8:30
$10/$8 Members

Swank deliver an unholy alliance of rock, country, soul, gospel, blues and punk styles that go together like moonshine & mason jars, preaching & sinning, Vegas & vice. The glorious mayhem that is Swank live has earned them a loyal fan base on both sides of the Atlantic.


Before this cd landed on my desk I'd never heard of Rodney DeCroo. Now I can't get enough of him. Readily compared to Steve Earle, Neil Young, Dylan, John Prine and Gram Parson there are shades of them all here. A composite if you like. His rootsy sound gets better with every listen. A story teller par excellence"

-Americana UK


"a scandalously underappreciated national treasure"



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Swank (Cowpunk Meets 60's Garage)

Swank's first album, "Pappy's Corn Squeezins" (2001) was conceived by the band to sound like The Ramones playing Johnny Cash. Produced by Howard Redekopp, the album was described by the legendary Ray Condo as "New Wave Country"-an apt description for a fine debut that holds its own to this day. The group's second album "The Survival Issue" (2004... more info
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