You might have to think back a few years for this one – but, do you remember “Walk Softly on This Heat of Mine,” “Dumas Walker”, “Oh, Lonesome Me,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Angel,” and “Honky Tonk Walkin’”? If you said yes, then get ready – because The Kentucky Headhunters have announced a Fall 12015 Tour. while this great band is still around, their music may have changed a little from what we heard over the last 25 years. Recently we did review of their latest album, “Meet Me In Bluesland”, and we loved it! If you missed that review, you an read it by clicking here. They teamed up with jazz pianist, the late Johnnie Johnson, on this album. And we think you will all enjoy it, too.
Today we received a press release about the group, and their Fall tour, and we want to pass that alone to all of you. Check out those dates and locations – and if you are anywhere near where the Headhunters are going to be, you will want to get your ticket early.
[Press Release] GRAMMY® award-winning Southern blues-rockers, The Kentucky Headhunters, have announced 25 new tour dates to wrap up the summer and bring their rowdy, high-energy shows to fans nationwide well into fall. Long considered “Southern Rock Royalty” and credited for creating a hybrid of honky-tonk, blues, and southern rock that appeals to listeners of both rock and country music, The Kentucky Headhunters have tallied hits such as, “Dumas Walker,” “Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine,” and “Oh, Lonesome Me.”
The long-haired boys from Edmonton, Kentucky, (Richard Young, Fred Young, Greg Martin and Doug Phelps), hit the road August through December on the tails of their latest album release, Meet Me in Bluesland, which hit stores on June 2 and is a collaborative effort of previously unreleased, original material featuring late, great pianist Johnnie Johnson — a Rock N Roll Hall of Famer and keyboardist for Chuck Berry. Meet Me In Bluesland showcases The Kentucky Headhunters’ familiar blues influence on a whole new level, and the album has created a momentum, fueled by its No. 1 Billboard Blues Album debut and top placement on the Billboard Americana Chart, that continues to carry the group into the upcoming dates.
Touting longevity many other acts can only dream of, The Kentucky Headhunters will take their 47 years of experience on the road affording fans the chance to catch what Billboard calls, “The Great American Rock ‘N’ Roll Band,” at the following upcoming stops:
The Kentucky Headhunters – Fall 2015 Tour
8/05 Sturgis, South Dakota | Broken Spoke Campground
8/06 Rapid City, South Dakota | Main Street Square Concert Series
8/07 Sturgis, South Dakota | Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
8/12 Nashville, Tennessee | Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam
8/14 Barnum, Minnesota | Carlton County Fair
8/19 Des Moines, Iowa | Iowa State Fair
8/21 Miles City, Montana | Eastern Montana Fair
8/22 Fort Pierre, South Dakota | Bad River Music Series
8/23 Appleton, Minnesota | Swift County Fair
8/27 Pulaski, Tennessee | Giles County Lions Club Fair
8/29 Hamlin, West Virginia | Heat ‘N the Hills Chilifest
8/30 Charleston, West Virginia | LIVE on the Mountain Stage with Larry Groce
9/05 Maryville, Tennessee | The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson
9/06 Chillicothe, Ohio | Ross County Fair
9/12 Arbyrd, Missouri | Arbyrd City Park
9/19 Bardstown, Kentucky | The Kentucky Bourbon Festival
9/25 West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma | Cherokee Casino & Hotel
9/26 Cotter, Arkansas | Bridge Bash 2015
10/04 Louisville, Kentucky | Louder Than Life Music Festival
10/08 Helena, Arkansas | King Biscuit Blues Festival
10/10 Appomattox, Virginia | Appomattox Railroad Festival
10/17 Wyandotte, Oklahoma | Bordertown Casino
10/23 Medina, Minnesota | Medina Entertainment Center
11/07 Ashland, Kentucky | Paramount Arts Center
11/13 Augusta, Georgia | Imperial Theatre
For more information on The Kentucky Headhunters, visit kentuckyheadhunters.net or follow them on Twitter at @kyheads and Facebook: . When you are on that Facebook page, but sure to click the “Like” button! If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you! You will find us @countryschatter.