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The Gravel Spreaders

May 25, 2018
9:30 pm
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

The Gravel Spreaders is what happens when a metal-head hopped up on moonshine, spite and Hank Williams III sweet-talks and coerces to three musicians into wearing coveralls and playing twang-out hair-metal covers: all your hard rock hits of yesteryear, bluegrass style. They call it Gravel-Billy. Singing lead and slapping the hell out of his trusty Bandit bass, Bud Hole leads a motley crew consisting of mandolin masher and jaw harpist, Dr. Buck Knife, dobro-slider and gitter-picker, Uncle Mungar, and banjoleer and high-pitched harmonizer, Buzzy “Secret Sauce” Do-Well. With a set list that covers Johnny Cash, Ozzy, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana and everything in between, the Spreaders remind us that nothing is sacred. In 2012, they released their debut album, Metal Hee-Häw, and it soon shot to number one on the UC Berkeley KALX charts. Known for their raucous stage show, they have played all over the San Francisco Bay Area at venues such as Slims, Red Devil Lounge, Café Du Nord, and The Uptown and events such as Outside Lands and the Lagunitas Beer Circus. Recently, they’ve launched a IndieGoGo.com crowd funding campaign to finance a new album, an album of all originals called The Night Old Dixie Wrecked. Bud (Tom Beyer), Doc (K.S. Haddock), Uncle Mungar (Mark Ungar) and Buzzy Do-Well (Pete Feltman) are long-time Bay Area multi-instrumentalists who collectively have several albums, movie scores, and San Francisco Fringe Festival awards to their credit. Look up The Gravel Spreaders on Facebook and at www.thegravelspreaders.com. Email them at thegravelspreaders@gmail.com. The Gravel Spreaders are Bud Hole: lead vocals, bass Dr. Buck Knife: mandolin, vocals; Uncle Mungar: dobro, guitar, vocals Buzzy Do-Well: banjo, vocals

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
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