Knoxville’s The Dirty Guv’nuh’s have been consistently touring around the South gaining a steady following with their distinct roots, funk, blues and country-rock sound. Their latest album, Youth Is In Our Blood, was produced by two-time Grammy-winner Justin Guip (Levon Helm, The Black Crowes) at Helm’s renowned barn/studio in Woodstock, NY. They are voted Knoxville’s Best Band for the past three years, and joined us for our 5GB Series before their show tomorrow at The Red Palace.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
Our first show was a benefit concert in Knoxville for a non-profit called Invisible Children. We had never played in front of anybody and our set was 30 minutes long. 3 originals and 3 covers. I’d love to see some video footage of that… it was pretty rough.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?
TIE. My favorite gigs ever were Bonnaroo, and opening for Levon Helm Band in Woodstock, NY. Levon asked us to take the stage with him for encore and asked me to sing the first verse of “The Weight.”
What is the best gig you have ever been to?
I saw My Morning Jacket at a small club in our hometown about 8 years ago. It was one of the most rock and roll moments of my life.
Gig you would most like to play?
Every video of Glastonbury looks incredible. My number one goal though is to headline Madison Square Garden one day.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Opening for The Rolling Stones or Paul McCartney would be the most outrageous thing dream-able. Realistically, we’d love to tour with My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers or Dave Matthews Band.
Catch The Dirty Guv’nah’s tomorrow at The Red Palace, D.C..