Sep-Oct 2014 Dash Rip Rock’s founder, songwriter, and frontman BILL DAVIS plays four acoustic dates of new solo material and a few classic DRR songs unplugged as part of the LOUISIANA ROOTS ROCK GUITAR PULL series in New Orleans, Monroe, and Alexandria, LA. Also featuring Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Gordon and North LA songsmith Monty Russell. And Dash Rip Rock hits Red River Revel in Shreveport,LA and MusicFest El Dorado in Arkansas.
August 2014 Drag Snake Records released our new single and video. New track is dirty Delta blues meets headbanging garage rock. Late 70s style, ass shaking boogie that begs to rocked on the half-shredded speakers of a muscle car. Recorded, engineered, and produced at Studio in the Country by Ben Mumphrey, whose credits include the Pixies, Frank Black, and The Breeders.
“The guitar lick sounds hypnotic and addictive in this mix. We’re really happy with the way it came out. Despite the title, it’s not a joke song- more a deep, dirty blues with a severe metal riff,” said Bill Davis.
New video for “I Want to Spank Them Panties”:
Summer 2014 Recording and playing some fests and clubs. On June 21 in Baton Rouge, Bill Davis and special guest C. C. Adcock join forces for a limited-seating solo acoustic show at Main Street Studios. ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Apr. 2014. Recording, playing some festivals, and filming some new videos. If you’re in New Orleans this spring, catch Dash Rip Rock on May 3rd for a Fest After Dark show during Jazz Fest weekend. Interesting podcast interview with Bill Davis at My Spilt Milk.
Mar. 2014. Bill’s side project with Jello Biafra & the New Orleans Raunch and Soul All-Stars killed it over Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Album forthcoming from Alternative Tentacles.
Dec. 2013. Bill’s busy writing for a new DRR record and another new project.
Nov. 2013. Year-End Round Up. 2013 was a busy year. Toured east and west coast and Denmark in support of Black Liquor, Dash’s latest album on Alternative Tentacles Records. A few reviews here and here.
Oct. 2013. Check out Dash Does Shaver produced by Tab Benoit on Whiskey Bayou Records. Offbeat Magazine review here.
Oct. 2013. Dash Rip Rock’s Black Liquor is on the official ballot of possible Grammy Award nominees in several categories c/o National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Sept. 2013. Check out Dash Rip Rock at the Americana Music Association Fest on 9/19 in Nashville.
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Aug. 2013. New video for Dash Rip Rock’s “Meet Me at the River”
July 2013. Dash Rip Rock at BB King Blues Club in NYC on 7/13.
May 2013. Bill Davis on guitar and vocals on “Rock ‘N’ Roll Clown” on the The Vibrators (UK) new album On the Guest List.
Nov. 2012. THE RECORD YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. Recorded at the infamous Studio in the Country, Black Liquor effortlessly melds rock, swamp, garage, and punk influences into one blistering guitar album with a haunting and quirky indie country ballad and pop voodoo paean rounding it out.
Oct. 2012. Check out Dash Rip Rock at Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans on 10/28.
May 2012. Bill Davis solo with Tab Benoit and Devon Allman at BackBeat Foundation’s Southern Troubadours on 5/3 at The Temple in New Orleans.
Jan. 2012. Dash Rip Rock inducted into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. YES!
May 2011. Jello Biafra & the New Orleans Raunch & Soul All-Stars. Jello and motley crew of Southern rockers (Bill Davis (Dash Rip Rock), Pepper Keenan (DOWN), etc.) rock 12 Bar in New Orleans on 5/8.