It is my solemn duty to report that the deVillebillies are disbanding after our last job on 12/31/10, New Years Eve. We've had a great time with the band, the shows, and especially the fans who came out to party with us at our local watering holes. The parting is bittersweet but amicable - we're all still very good friends and will likely collaborate on each others' projects, and possibly a few reunion shows in the coming months and years. To all who bought a CD or download, came out to the shows, emailed or messaged, or just said hello on the street, our sincere thanks. Without the support of so many good folks, the success we experienced in getting to the big stage with major national acts would not have been possible. Our songs will remain here on Broadjam, should you require a twang fix. Adios!
BIG NEWS! dVb is opening for Trailer Choir, Justin Moore, Neil McCoy and Martina McBride at the Moondance Jammin' Country Fest on Thursday, 6/17/10 in Walker, Minnesota. This is a huge 4 day fest, with Miranda Lambert, Kellie Pickler, Zac Brown and more. We are honored to be on the bill with all these great acts!
Who are these guys?
NAME: Skeeter Barns
BAND DUTIES: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Songwriter, Booking Agent, Lighting Technician, Scapegoat, Keeper Of The Bad Attitude, Steering The Rudderless Ship, Sexual Innuendo, Glass And Aluminum Recycler, Snow Shoveler
STAGE EQUIP: Sure SM58 Mic, Epiphone Chet Atkins Through A Fender Acoustisonic Amp, Epiphone Airscreamer Through A Line 6 Spider II Amp, Flamed Chuck Taylor Hightops, Flamed Cowboy Hat, Bowling Shirt, 2 Bottles Of Miller Lite, Halls Cough Drops
FAVORITE COLORS: Pink / Black
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE? '74 Impala 4 Door With A Cadillac 500 Engine And 3 Snow Tires
FUN FACT: Former Stock Car Driver
QUOTE : "It's Only For Vocal Lubrication", "Either Way, It's A Toin Coss."
NAME: Slim Hickman AKA: Dr. Twangmore (No Medical Degree, But Holds A B.S. In Barstool Philosophy)
BAND DUTIES: Lead & Steel Guitar, Vocals, Songwriter, Roadie, Story Teller, Music Historian, Bad Influence, Dispenser Of Down-Home-isms
STAGE EQUIP: Sure SM58 Mic, '52 Reissue Fender Telecaster Through A Mesa Boogie Amp, Custom Built One-Of-A-Kind Pedal Guit-Steel, Miller Beer, Camels, Work Boots, Duct Tape, Ball Cap
FAVORITE COLORS: John Deere Green, Light Gray, Med Gray, Dark Gray
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE? A Fully Restored John Deere "A" Roll-O-Matic
FUN FACT: Inventor Of The Pedal-less Pedal Guit-Steel Guitar
QUOTE: "It Is What It Is", "It Won't Burn Your Mouth, Will It?"
NAME: Elmo Deville AKA: Elmo Zyke
DOB: A Long Time Ago
BAND DUTIES: Keyboards, Vocals, Faux Horns, Songwriter, Musical Director, Top 40 Consultant, Roadie, Sit Down Comedian, Schmoozer, Cheer Leader
STAGE EQUIP: Sure SM58 Mic, Roland RD-300SX Keyboard, Roland KC-550 Amp, A Comfy Place To Sit For 4 Hours, Endless Supply Of MGD, Wisconsin Badgers Apparel
FAVORITE COLORS: Cardinal & White
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE? 1978 Trans Am. L-50'S On Rusty Cragars. Red With One Blue Door. No Muffler
FUN FACT: 4/5 Of All Clothing Articles Owned By Elmo Has Either Wisconsin Or Badgers On It Somewhere
QUOTE: "Lewis Ya Roosterrrrrrrr...."
NAME: Duke Deville AKA: Jimmy d'Shoe
DOB: Not As Long Ago As Terry
BAND DUTIES: Drums, Sound Technician, Computer Technician, Roadie, Assistant Art Director, Human Smoke Machine, Voice Of Reason
STAGE EQUIP: Vintage Ludwig Kit, Cad Mics, Drum Case To Use As A Table To Hold An Ashtray & Bottles Of Budweiser
FAVORITE COLORS: Johnny Walker Black
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE? '57 (Tick Tick) GMC Pickup Truck
FUN FACT: Duke's Drums Are Older Than Most Drummers
QUOTE: "I'm Really Not A Beer Drinker", "Wednesday Night Drinking Practice"
NAME: Lewis Deville AKA: The Ref, Hubba Bubba, Grandpa
BAND DUTIES: Bass Guitar, Vocals, Roadie, Sound Technician, Security, Smart Ass Comments, Teller Of Old Jokes, Ice Delivery, Driver Of The Big Truck, Referee
STAGE EQUIP: Sure SM58 Mic, Yamaha 5 String Bass Through A Fender Dual 400 Amp, Englehardt Upright Bass, 2 Place Beer Holder Hanging From Mic Stand, 2 Buds
FAVORITE COLORS: Brown Bottle With A Red Label
WHAT DO YOU DRIVE? 1981 Dodge Crewcab 4X4 With 33" Mud Tires
FUN FACT: Tough Enough To Shoulder-Sling An Upright Bass
QUOTE: "Only If'n We Gits To Play Some Meusick An They Gots Butwiper"