Speedbuggy USA, Mark Curry
Lonnie Barnes, David Lear & The Nob Hill Billys, Tawny Ellis
Sunday, December 03
Show @ 1:00 PM MST
Ages: All Ages
Well, it’s their own. Speedbuggy is one of the hardest playing bands in country music, putting their nitro-fueled brand on a genre that’s been the soundtrack to American life for nearly 100 years. And the style? That’s theirs, too. Speedbuggy arrived at their unique sound through the prism of experience, history and a love for some of the greatest music from country’s past. Their inspiration comes from the hard twanging Bakersfield sound of Buck Owens and his Buckeroos, followed by Merle Haggard. A style of country music loud and proud enough to cut through the noise of roadhouses packed with blue-collar crowds out for a good time. “It was working man’s music, and that’s exactly the kind of songs we write,” says Speedbuggy’s lyricist and front man, Timbo. “They’re songs about hard jobs, drinking and loving; real stories about real people; there’s not enough of that in country music these days. I’ve worked hard jobs all my life, and I know these stories, because I’ve lived them”. Speedbuggy’s historic foundation is the romance of the Wild West. Especially as it was portrayed in the movies and music of the great singing cowboys Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. “We’re on a mission to put the ‘western’ back in country & western music,” Timbo insists. “Some of the most beautiful portraits of the American landscape and way of life are in those songs about riding the trails across the mountains, plains and rivers, and about making a new life in a land full of promise. That used to be part of the great American dream – the working man’s dream — and we don’t see any good reason to let it die.”
Mark Curry is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter. He formed his first band, Crystal Sphere, in the 1980s. In 1992 Mark Curry went solo.