March 29, 2012. Brushfire Stankgrass will perform at Murphy’s on Friday, March 30. The second part of the band’s moniker is fitting. Along with their bluegrass chops, the ‘stank’ part of the name might derive from songs such as their cover of Outkast’s “Spottieottiedopalicious.” (Check out their version of that song here.)
Here’s a bio from JamBase: Mixing analog effects with bluegrass backbeats, the music of Brushfire Stankgrass is instantly unique. With influences ranging from Hip Hop to Duane Allman, the group has fused their bluegrass chops with pinches of jazz, jam, reggae, and rock. They call their musical creation Stankgrass. The band’s debut album, “One for the Salamanders,” which was released in July 2010, is a hybrid of crystal clear multi-track live recordings and polished studio tracks. The album was voted by WNCW listeners as one of the top 100 albums of 2010 and was voted the #9 regional release of the year.
This Stankgrass sound has been called “quintessential modern mountain music,” and “raging bluegrass…seamlessly meshed into some good dancing music.” The band has indeed become a regional and local favorite on the Asheville, North Carolina music scene. The past year included several notable shows, including: Headlining downtown Asheville’s 4th of July Celebration, Bele Chere, Durham World Beer Festival, Shakori Hills, Asheville Winter Warmer Festival, French Broad River Festival, The Getdown Festival, and stops at several other notable venues throughout the southeast. Brushfire looks forward to an exciting year ahead, with more festival stops and their second album underway.
For more information, click to the band’s Facebook page. Murphy’s is located in downtown Boone and can be reached at 828-264-5117.
Want to watch? Check out a video of Brushfire Stankgrass covering Outkast below.