"Youth may be in their blood, but tradition guides their instincts," reveals M! Music and Musician's Magazine. "The Dirty Guv'nahs are wise in the ways of rock 'n' roll beyond their tender years." The swell of grassroots momentum for this six-piece rock 'n' roll collective from Knoxville, TN is undeniable. "The Guvs" have been steadily growing their fan base across the country, selling out shows in theaters and bars alike, and making standout festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and SXSW, to name a few. The band has also shared the stage with a diverse and notable list of major artists, including Wilco, Zac Brown Band, Levon Helm Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Train, Dr. Dog, and Chris Robinson.
The Dirty Guv'nahs' unlikely genesis took place when band members were introduced through a mutual friend, nicknamed "The Guv'nah," who eventually became the band's namesake. Their following grew quickly, and after a string of sold-out shows in their hometown of Knoxville, they were offered their first performance slot at Bonnaroo. That concert led to a recording opportunity in December of 2009 at roots-rock mecca Levon Helm Studios, and the band hasn't looked back since.
After two independent releases and relentless touring, The Dirty Guv'nahs' new album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies (released this August) raises the bar significantly for this explosive ensemble. The release marks another successful milestone for The Guvs, showcasing an energetic blend of rock and soul interwoven with a distinctive modern edge. The result is a joyous 14-track offering that combines honest, heartfelt lyrics with gritty and passionate musicianship. Standout tracks like "3,000 Miles," "Don't Give Up on Me," and "Temptation" exemplify the band's keen ability to effectively infuse traditional rock sounds with contemporary relevancy. Upbeat foot-stompers like "Good Luck Charm" and "Can You Feel It" conjure the familiar American rock feel that The Dirty Guv'nahs began fashioning on their 2010 Release Youth is in Our Blood. Altogether, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies is a riveting collection of songs for a new generation of listeners starving for a fresh and authentic rock 'n' roll music experience.