The Ypsitucky Colonels
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The Ypsitucky Colonels

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States | INDIE

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States | INDIE
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"YC's Show redux"

Ypsitucky Colonels show now WITH cool artwork and links
Boy, did the interns mess up THAT show roll out. Let's try again.

The Ypsitucky Colonels make their Motor City debut this Friday, April 4, at that most-venerable of hipster havens, the Lager House tavern. Come thrill to the pub-rock stylings of the Colonels, while knocking can after can after can of ice-cold Stroh’s and chasing them down with shots of Old Crow. That’s right kids, the Colonels chase their cheap beer with cheaper whiskey.

That’s just how we roll.

The Lager House is located on Michigan Avenue, just a stone’s throw east of the old Tiger Stadium in the fashionable, yet still quaintly dangerous, Corktown neighborhood.

Check out the Colonels at their BRAND NEW BLOG!

Now, for some concert artwork!

- Ypsi City Desk

"Blogmania!" - Ypsi City Desk

"Hide the kids......."

Hide the kids and wake the neighbors, the Ypsitucky Colonels are on the loose!
The Ypsitucky Colonels, will be rocking out some garage-y country, power pop and melancholy popular songs this Saturday at the Tap Room Annex in lovely downtown Ypsitucky. And it just gets better, because Paul’s Big Radio is opening the show! If you haven’t been to the Tap Room Annex, it’s a great little room with good food, cold beer and spirits, and Ypsi’s only shuffleboard table.

The Annex is at 201 W. Michigan Ave, between Washington and Adams Streets. Music will start at 10 sharp. Cover is $5. You can check out the Colonel's online You can check out the Colonels online at their MySpace page.

And for the morbidly curious, Colonel Will will be performing a short-but-oh-so-sweet solo-acoustic set during the Paul’s Big Radio show tonight at TC’s Speakeasy. It’s been a long time since he's even done an open mic, so this will be an adventure. But he's excited … and, being a consummate professional, he even rehearsed.

TC’s is located, conveniently, right next door to the Annex at 207 W. Michigan Ave. Colonel Will shall play between PBR sets, probably right around 11 p.m. - Ypsi City Desk

"Ypsitucky Colonels at Dylanfest!"

Ypsitucky Colonels at Dylanfest!
The Colonels will be joining a really stellar cast of performers at the Blind Pig this Saturday, Sept. 15, for the annual Dylanfest extravaganza. Nearly 30 performers will play their favorite Bob Dylan songs during what is always a really, really fun event.

We’ve worked up cool arrangements to songs that sort of bookend Bob Dylan’s career, choosing a rocked-up take on “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” from his first record and the sublime “Lovesick” from the relatively recent “Time Out of Mind” album.

Joining us as an honorary Colonel-For-A-Day will be Mark Oppat, who will be sitting in on drums for Adam, who had a prior commitment.

No hype here, folks: Dylanfest is one of the musical highlights of the year – and the proceeds benefit the Ecology Center’s Mary Beth Doyle Fund. A good cause and a great night of music.

See you there! - Ypsi City Desk

"Ypsi's Unofficial Official Band...."

Ypsi’s Unofficial Official Band Releases “Basement Tapes;”

YPSITUCKY, MI -- The Ypsitucky Colonels, the unofficial Official Beat Combo of eastern Washtenaw County, invites you to visit its newly renovated myspace page to sample some of its newly recorded, extra-crispy musical offerings, recorded in the basement of the Sugar Shack, deep in the heart of Ypsitucky.

Thrill to three brand-spankin’-new tunes minted just this week on a four-track recorder and under the influence of PBR and happy cigarettes.

The Ypsitucky Colonels combine members of two of Washtenaw County’s most beloved bands – alt-country stalwarts, Corndaddy, and the late, great garage stylists, The Boomerangs -- to create a powerful, bar-band tour de force that asks the musical question: Crispy or fried?

Fresh off a headlining tour of downtown Ann Arbor, the Crossroads Music Festival and the Elbow Room, look for the Colonels at a shot-and-a-beer happy hour or student-ghetto kegger near you! - Ypsi City Desk


Still working on that hot first release.



The Ypsitucky Colonels are a veritable roots-rock supergroup. Guitarist Col. R Baker, has played lead guitar in many of southeast Michigan’s best bands, including the Urbations and the Boomerangs. Bassist Col. Eric Kelly is one of the area’s best singer-songwriters and also anchors the unstoppable Dirt Road Logic along with drummer Col. Jon Chapman. Col. Will Stewart played for more than a decade with alt-country upstarts Corndaddy long enough to be earning a pension and also splits his time with tonky-tonk hero, Beau DeLoach and his Cats Du Jour.. The Ypsitucky Colonels have created an entirely new musical genre. Think of it as Pub Rock and Power Pop meeting Country Rock out in the Garage.