Free crossover from Dawes/Blitzen Trapper
Ice Rod (with Psychic Cosmic, Erotic, MN Freaky Band...aka Josef Carl Berns, Erin Smith, Paul Puleo, Adam LARRY WISH, Kevin Cosgrove, Michael Gaughan & more)
Jonny Corndawg, Virginia-raised, Nashville-cured (and currently homeless) is an infectious songwriter and burgeoning country starthat worships the altar of Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, and Michael Hurley. With lyrics so honest they'll make you blush or laugh out loud, or ponder how he's able to render a topic in just a few sure lyrical brushstokes, his songs will sneak up and ambush you where you won't be able to get them out of your head. His humor is evident but so is his respect and love for the genre; Corndawg is paying respect the way he knows how.
Offstage, Jonny Corndawg is an airbrushing, leather-working, marathon-running, truck-driving machine who treats his body like a temple and country music like the gospel. Daytrotter wrote: "his ideas seem to be drawn from the skies like crazy lightening, strange buzzes that will make you loopy for a second, nailing him with an idea that he then feels compelled to communicate, no matter how off-color or graphic it may be." Corndawg has a knack of singing about things most people think about but wouldn't dare say.
Born Michael Gaughan and living large under the moniker Ice Rod, this white rapper has legitimate freestyle skills. Matching sophisticated raunchy rhymes with through-the-roof energy and hilarity, Ice Rod’s raps have the potential to melt your brain. On his album It’s About Sex and Hip Hop, Ice Rod tells tales of psycho wards and feminist roommates, golden showers and camera phones, orgasms and glaucoma.
Steve Earnest (guitar), Fletcher Barnhill (bass), Tim Hudson (guitar), Katie Grillaert (guitar), Phil Johnson (drums)