Friday, February 10, 2017

The Ditchrunners Ink A Deal With Rusty Knuckles Records

Rusty Knuckles would like to welcome The Ditchrunners from Wisconsin!

Look for their latest album to be released this year, through Rusty Knuckles! And stay tuned for tour dates!

"The Ditchrunners are beginning to make a ripple, no a cannonball, in the Great Lakes music scene. If you are wondering what kind of music to expect from these boys, think the opposite of radio stars such as Kenney Chesney and Toby Kieth. I would think more along the lines of Central Wisconsin rebel-rousing, whiskey-fueled, high-octane country." -Adam Greuel, HOOPLA Magazine

"From Stevens Point, these five guys must have had a love hate relationship with the country music they grew up with. They kept the country twang, and sometimes a bit of the hoe-down beat, but added a hard edge in the guitar work and palpable rebel-rousing attitude. Its more than Toby Keith country, but less than gritty southern metal, settling in a rebellious bluegrassy middle ground. Singing about whiskey, trucks, guns and girls, they sure know how to occasionally throw in some top notch vocal harmonies, without losing that outlaw edge." -City Pages

"A first listen to these northern Wisconsin boys and its clear that they were influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, and many of the other bad ass country playing pioneers of the genre." -Tom Jordan

"In from Stevens Point, this rip-roaring country band will turn the Crystal Corner into the kind of roadhouse where one might find George Jones or the ghost of Johnny Cash!" -Isthmus

"The group’s setup of all-acoustic instruments presents a foot-stomping, knee-slapping, swing dancing jive set, and that’s exactly what gives them their game-changing temperament. Park Falls native Doug “Buckshot” Bredlau leads the band with vocal cords that sound like a rusted steam engine fighting a pack of disgruntled polar bears. Behind him stands the acoustic guitar backbone of Alex Dalnodar, and the upright bass slapping of Jayson Minor. Holding it down on the drums is Brian Van Wychen, and shredding mandolin you’ll find Bob Weigandt, who was recently nominated for a Wisconsin Area Music Industry award." Seth Carlson, Bee/Park Falls Herald

"I had a great time watching the Ditchrunners play. They were like Zach Brown on Crack!" -Brad Emanuel