Country-fried Americana trio Southern Culture On The Skids will play the Front Porch at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. They’ve been spreading the rock and roll gospel since they formed in Chapel Hill, NC in 1983. Guitarist/singer Rick Miller, drummer Dave Hartman, and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff, play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country-fried garage with a side of psych, all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy. It’s a musical gumbo Miller calls, “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks”.
From their 1985 debut, “Voodoo Beach Party”, to their 1988 international smash, “Dirt Track Date” (featuring the hit single “Camel Walk“), and now to the SCOTS-ified tunes of “The Electric Pinecones”, 30 years, 200 songs, and 1,000,000 road miles in, Southern Culture On The Skids just continues to get better with time. Their latest album, “The Electric Pinecones”, released in September of 2016, is the band’s fifth album and is a bit of a departure for them conceptually and sonically. The inspiration for the record was born in an alter-ego side project from the early years of the band. “The Pinecones was folk-a-hill-a-billy garage band we used to put together just for kicks“, Miller relates. “We loved the sound of ’60s west coast folk rock and psych bands. The Pinecones was our outlet for material that was not in the SCOTS vein. Pinecones set list was the jumping off point for this latest collection of songs.”
Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office.