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J.D. WILKES PART OF UNESCO PROGRAM VISITS DUBLIN, US TOURING WITH DIRT DAUBERS
Lord Mayor Of Dublin, Ireland Welcomes J.D. Wilkes Of Paducah, Kentucky | Wilkes Continues U.S. Touring With Band The Dirt Daubers Promoting New LP, Wild Moon, Out Now On Plowboy Records
April 23, 2014 (Nashville, TN) — Plowboy Records announces cultural exchange under UNESCO program featuring label artist and acclaimed author J.D. Wilkes of the band The Dirt Daubers. A formal exchange of gifts and goodwill is scheduled to take place May 3rd between Dublin, Ireland’s Lord Mayor and Paducah, Kentucky based musician J.D. Wilkes. Wilkes, will travel to Dublin to present his book “Barn Dances and Jamborees Across Kentucky” as an illustration of Ireland’s influence on Kentucky music.
“I am honored to be chosen to represent my hometown in this prestigious exchange of art and literature,” J.D. Wilkes enthused, adding “Kentucky and Ireland share a common culture, a lyrical cadence and even a geological vein! Whether it’s the Bluegrass State or the Emerald Isle, I always feel right at home.”
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SXSW HERE WE COME
From Mojo Nixon’s Mayhem Day Show to Plowboy Records big debut, JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers will hit the stage ready to throw down “Texas-style” at this year’s South by Southwest Music Conference, March 15, 2014!
PLOWBOY RECORDS RELEASES PLUGGED-IN LP FROM J.D. WILKES + THE DIRT DAUBERS PRODUCED BY PUNK LEGEND CHEETAH CHROME
Plowboy Records’ latest signing, J.D. Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers, will release ‘Wild Moon,’ their third album, September 24th. Produced by Cheetah Chrome, ‘Wild Moon’ finds The Dirt Daubers – previously an old-timey, acoustic group – plugged in and wailing away on raw, blissfully distorted rock-n-roll and blues. The Dirt Daubers were formed by Legendary Shack Shakers front man, artist, director and country punk pioneer J.D. Wilkes in 2009 with his wife Jessica. Wilkes’ “gothic preacher” persona and frantic blues harmonica whips ‘Wild Moon’ into a frenzy, trading lead vocal duties with his feminine foil.
J.D. and Jessica are joined by electric guitarist Rod Hamdallah and drummer Preston Corn. Smoky baritone sax grooves are provided by Tom Waits’ sideman Ralph Carney, with piano played by Wilkes himself – delving deeper into the bluesy recesses of American music. Jessica emotes pained lyrics about life, love and loss on tunes like “No More My Love” and “Apples and Oranges,” while J.D. continues his southern storytelling style on “Angel Crown” and the title track.
Says J.D., “The band might have come “down from the mountain” (only to land square in the Mississippi Delta!) but the heart and soul of the Dirt Daubers remain intact.”
Click here to order “Wild Moon” on Plowboy Records!
Plowboy’s first two releases include ‘Darker Than Light’ by Bobby Bare, who will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, and ‘You Don’t Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold’ a tribute album to honor one of the most influential country musicians of all time, featuring Frank Black, Alejandro Escovedo, Lampchop and more.
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The Dirt Daubers have come down from the mountains and landed squarely in the middle of the Mississippi Delta. Yes, you heard right… J.D. Wilkes (of the Legendary Shack Shakers) and his former Old-Time band have decided to plug in (!) to both his blues roots and a regulation, A.C. power socket.
Click here to view the new video, “Wild Moon” – premiering on CMT Oct 15th!
Having recently added electric guitar and drums, the Dirt Daubers are now poised to expand the appeal of their roots-based tunes with a whole new Swamp-Blues/Rock n Roll kick!
But for those missing the old, acoustic sound, an unplugged version of the new band is available for booking too.