Country music just isn't country anymore. Gone are the drinkin' and cheatin' songs that made this America's music. Now you have an alternative:
The deVillebillies were conceived after an all night Old Milwuakee party on the dilapidated redwood deck of an Airstream trailer. Stroke of genius, or just another drunken idea? Either way, this ain't your Daddy's Caddy. Realizing that most top 40 cover bands made better tranquilizers than roadhouse rockers, the deVillebillies decided to add a little turbo to the twang. Playing to capacity crowds of 30+ people nightly while honing their skills in the tough honky tonks of Nashvegas, the deVillebillies soon found their $200 pay for the night wouldn't cover their $300 bar bill. So, they cashed in the aluminum cans laying around their yards, and bought an old truck to hit the road & play REAL country music at a honky tonk, roadhouse, or festival near you. So as long as the beer keeps flowing, the truck keeps running, and people like you want to hear REAL music made by REAL people, dVb will be bringing the trailer park party to you.
the deVillebillies self-titled debut CD has gotten radio airplay from Chicago to Australia, and on the internet.
Skeeter Barns: Lead vocals; Rhythm guitar; mandolin
Slim Hickman: Lead, Slide, & Steel guitars; Vocals
Elmo deVille: Keyboards; Vocals
Lewis deVille: Upright & Electric bass; Vocals
Duke deVille: Drums
the deVillebillies self-titled debut CD was released late in '08. The first pressing sold out. There has been worldwide radio airplay, as well as several internet sites, and it can be downloaded at several sites.
Coal Miner's Cocaine
Truck Drivin' Woman
Cowgirl Butts (Drive Me Nuts)
Cigarettes and Beer
Party In The Trailer Park
the deVillebillies CD review
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Here in Wisconsin we put a little oomph in our country music. A little more bass, a lot more drum... Here in Wisconsin we put a little oomph in our country music. A little more bass, a lot more drums, and one hell of a lot more fun than our southern cousins. This is the perfect example of Good Ole Wisconsin bar band country music. Barrelhouse piano, hunky bass guitar, and Fender telecasters played loud and twangy. It is a fantastic collection of barroom anthems. My personal favorites on this CD are Truck Drivin' Woman, Coal Miner's Cocaine, Cowgirl Butts (Drive Me Nuts), and Sandstone Steps. the deVillebillies have the high octane juice to make this style roar to the top! 4 stars
Normal set lists are 15 songs long, about an hour. This includes the original music of dVb, plus covers of alt.country / americana / rockabilly favorites. these would include: Ain't Livin' Long - Waylon Jennings; 5 Years 4 Months 3 Days - Brian Setzer; Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash; Desperate Times - Charlie Robison; Long White Cadillac - Dwight Yoakam; Walk Softly - Kentucky Headhunters; Honky Tonk Hell - Webb Wilder; Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother - Ray Wylie Hubbard; Honky Tonk Blues - Hank Williams; Fast Train to Georgia - Billy Joe Shaver; Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr; Straight to Hell - Hank Williams lll; West Texas Highway - Lyle Lovett; Pearl Snaps - Derryl Dodd; The House is Rockin' - Lee Roy Parnell; Texas Sun - Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash; Wild One - BR549; Copperhead Road - Steve Earle; & many more.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.