Rusty Nail
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Rusty Nail

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Band Rock Celtic


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"Ounce and 1/2 of Whiskey" released 2007




Formed in St. Louis, Missouri in the Winter of 2005, Rusty Nail has been working to build on the rich history and sound of contemporary Irish music and folk music since the very first day. The band consists of two refugees from the late Frederick's Music Lounge (Open Mic Night Hootenany) that joined a guitarist with a background in metal and a classically trained violinist to write new material and master an impressive repertoire of traditional drinking songs, folk ballads, and pirate sea chanteys. These songs each tell stories and paint pictures for the audience to be invited into the show.

The name Rusty Nail was taken from a St. Louis version of a cocktail, mixing Irish whiskey (instead of Scotch) and Drambuie. It was clear to each of us that the "drink-fueled party" was the venue we wished to reside.

Taking influence from traditional acts such as the Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners, as well as the modern efforts of our heroes The Pogues, The Tossers, and Flogging Molly, Rusty Nail's sound was created through the combination of the Irish and Folk Rock roots. Combining traditional instrumentation of mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, accordian, tin whistle, banjo, and guitar, the sound was authentic and inspired. By early 2008, Rusty Nail knew that in order to fully realize the goal of the complete rock show, Drums and Bass were needed. By adding the new kick-ass rhythm section, Rusty Nail became complete and the band that each of us not only wanted to be in, but would also love to come see in a pub or music venue! Our live shows are fueled with whiskey and beer in perfect harmony with the music and sounds that we love. By cosmic intervention, the atmosphere created is the perfect recipe for a good time.

It is our sincere hope that audiences leave our shows fully entertained and excited for the next party!