The HipNecks

The HipNecks

BandAmericanaRock

The name combines Hippie & Redneck as affectionately as it unites trucker hats & flipflops. “The HipNecks have conjured a sound all their own, -The Vox" thats been called country fried jam by fans, jambalaya by press, & has simmered into a cohesive style thats American like only a mutt can be.

Biography

"...absolutely twangy, good old-fashioned American Rock & Roll - a sound that makes sense when you consider their name, a combination of "hippy" and "redneck." Their enthusiasm for their craft is obvious and infectious," Jambase.com.

“Combining musical elements of Rock, Jazz, Funk, and even Bluegrass, the five members of The Hipnecks have conjured a sound all their own," -Vox Magazine.

That sound has been called a "jambalaya" by press and "country fried jam" by fans alike. Take it from the name, The Hipnecks, which combines the words "Hippie" and "Redneck" as affectionately as it unites trucker hats and flip-flops. Within that sentiment lays their genre-bending approach to making music. Music that is, in every way, firmly rooted beneath their feet in the fertile ground of the American Midwest near the Ozark Mountains.

No sooner than their first performance in 2004, the Hipnecks broke ground on their first album, Just Another Fine Day, and released it feverously in April of 2005. After selling over 400 copies the night of the release show, the band stormed the Midwest for 2 years completing several small tours that brought them as far out as Colorado’s Front Range (twice) and winning a National Battle of the Bands along the way. From 2007 to 2008, the Hipnecks were holed up in Jamestown, MO’s Bridge Studio, whipping up another batch of that “jambalaya,” this one more potent than the last. With new ingredients of mandolin, strings, and piano the Hipnecks sophomore creation, American Night, was released April 10, 2008.

“Many aspiring musicians claim to have the best garage band in the nation. But only one local group can prove it,” –The Fulton Sun.

“The band members are small-town Midwestern guys with serious musical training, and their genre-bending tunes pay as little attention to pigeon holes as they do.” –Vox Magazine.

"They are a phenomenal group. They embodied those bands that are ready to make a living at this profession," -Garagestock.

This Hipnecks have shared stages with Cracker, Little Feat, The Music Mafia (Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Cowboy Troy, Jon Nicholson, et. al.), Dr. Zhivegas, The Red Dirt Rangers, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, and have been on tours that included Bubba Sparxxx, Tech N9ne and the Yin Tang Twins.

They have also been fortunate enough to participate in such festival events as the Columbia, MO 9th Street Summerfest, the Euphio Campout, the Lifestylez Snodaze Tour, Bluebird Music & Arts Festival, Bachannalia Music Fest, Dogstock, and more.

Discography

ALL TRACKS ARE STREAMABLE ONLINE.

LP: Just Another Fine Day [April 2005]
1. Takin' Out the Trash (ON AIR)
2. Rocket
3. Maria (ON AIR)
4. Everything
5. The Outsider (ON AIR)
6. King of the Week (ON AIR)
7. Let Go
8. Fairytale (ON AIR)
9. Blown Away
10. Bartender (ON AIR)

LP: American Night [April 2008]
1. Long Day (ON AIR)
2. Other Tongues (ON AIR)
3. Lola
4. A Day is an Inch
5. Soiree
6. City Limits
7. City Lights
8. Tricerimotor
9. AM Gold (ON AIR)
10. American Night

Unreleased Tracks:
Mighty Mississippi
Sni-A-Bar Stomp
Svata
Trainstops & Alleyways
The Water Ain't Right

Set List

Venue set: 75-120 minutes, all originals with 1-3 covers.

Currently covering:
Gin & Juice - The Gourds
Manifesto No. 1 - Shooter Jennings
The Way it Is - Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs
EI - Nelly
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Subterrainean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan