Dash Rip Rock

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Dash Rip Rock

Lots of awesome punk and rockabilly originals, plus hits by artists like:
Georgia Satellites
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Elvis Presley
Jerry Lee Lewis
Z.Z. Top
Buddy Holly
Johnny Cash
Jimmy Buffett
David Allen Coe
Bo Diddley
Roy Orbison
Louis Primo
Stray Cats
Jerry Reed
The Ramones
Amy Winehouse
The Doors
The Cramps
Led Zeppelin
Rolling Stones
Blue Oyster Cult
Mojo Nixon
Cheap Trick
The Clash

About Dash Rip Rock

Dash Rip Rock is a Louisiana-based, country-infused, rockin' punkabilly band built around the songs of singer-guitarist Bill Davis. Renowned for tight musicianship and wild live shows, the band has amassed a loyal and eclectic following, whose wide tent holds punk rockers, roots-rock aficionados, Norwegians and Japanese, and country fans alike.

Davis started Dash Rip Rock in the mid-80's, and Louisiana cowpunk was born. They made their reputation by playing punk rock as if they were the Stray Cats, then belting out country standards as if they were the Sex Pistols. They've been a club and festival mainstay with their unique brand of roots punk ever since.

Dash Rip Rock has toured with the Cramps, Georgia Satellites, the DBs, Cowboy Mouth, and Rev. Horton Heat, and they've shared stages with The Ramones, Jerry Lee Lewis, No Doubt, the Circle Jerks, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, David Allan Coe, The Replacements, Lou Reed, Los Lobos, Social Distortion, and many others. Their 15 records have been hailed as country punk classics. They recently joined forces with Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label to release Hee Haw Hell and the critically-acclaimed Black Liquor and Wrongheaded.

The New York Times said Dash Rip Rock combines "fluency in American roots music with a robust dose of punk-rock spirit. SPIN praised them as "undeniably the South's greatest rock band." In 2012, Dash Rip Rock was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Dash Rip Rock tours extensively and has recently performed at SXSW in Austin, the Americana Music Festival Association in Nashville, and numerous roots listening rooms like Blues City Cafe on Beale Street, as well as many other clubs and festivals — B.B. King's in NYC, Jelling Musik Festival and Smukfest In Denmark, New Orleans Voodoo Music Experience, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, to name just a few. In fact, DRR is one of the very few bands to have been invited to play Jazz Fest over twenty times.

For the ultimate wild-ass Southern punkabilly beer-soaked throw-down, look no further than the notorious and endlessly entertaining Dash Rip Rock.

"Skillful musicians with a penchant for getting reliably wild, the group mixes up rockabilly, blues, and country stomp for a guaranteed good time."

New York Times

"Undeniably the South's greatest rock band."


"Every bit the fire-breathing, fun-loving sons of the swamp they always have been."

Houston Press

"Their manic stage presence and quirky music makes them sound like the Ramones playing Patsy Cline."

USA Today

"Recently inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, the group combines fluency in American roots music with a robust dose of punk-rock spirit."

New York Times

"Them boys are wild. They got lots of energy."

Jerry Lee Lewis

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