Southern Rock / Contemporary Blues band, Hill Country Revue has signed with Razor & Tie Entertainment and will release their debut album, MAKE A MOVE, on May 12th. Formed last year by Cody Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars, Hill Country Revue is currently on a national tour (dates below) and will continue to tour North America through 2009.
"This is really back to the roots of blues,” says Cody Dickinson of the upcoming record. “It’s funky. Really nasty, that’s the best way to describe it. Gritty, messy, stripped-down.”
Hill Country Revue is a collective of musicians from the fertile soil of North Mississippi who have grown up living the music. The band is Cody Dickinson (Rhythm Guitar), Chris Chew (Bass), Kirk Smithhart (Lead Guitar), Dixie Dan Coburn (Vocals), and Ed “Hot” Cleveland (Drums). Hill Country Revue represents a return to the juke-joint one-chord trance blues of north Mississippi, styles made famous by local blues legends like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The majority of the material on MAKE A MOVE was written with one of Cody’s oldest friends, Garry Burnside, the youngest of blues legend R.L. Burnside’s fourteen children. By drawing from the traditional songs and modes of the Hill Country, the band stays true to its roots yet pushes the boundary by incorporating new songs and elements for the next generation.
As part of the North Mississippi Allstars, Dickinson and Chew have received three Grammy nominations and have shared the stage with artists as diverse as Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band and Mavis Staples. Having toured all over the world steadily since 1996, they have earned a legion of fans.
Hill Country Revue is managed by Chris Tetzeli of Red Light Management and booked by Matt Hickey at High Road Touring.
HILL COUNTRY REVUE Tour Dates
13 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s
14 Hattiesburg, MS The Bottling Co
20 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
20 Ocean Springs, MS The Shed BBQ
21 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
26 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
28 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
29 Tallahassee, FL Engine Room
31 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
1 Greenville, SC Handlebar
2 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
3 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
4 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
6 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
7 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
8 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
9 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10 Falls Church, VA State Theatre
11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
14 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
15 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
16 Boone, NC Appalachian State U
17 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
18 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf
24 New Orleans, LA Backbeat Jazz Fest