Big John Bates brings a new band to town

Big John Bates has been concocting his hellfire remedies for the past decade.

Big John Bates has been concocting his hellfire remedies for the past decade; an endorsed Gretsch-slinger that’s played over 1,000 shows in 17 countries for tens of thousands of fans. Now he’s hooked up with a menacing new band whose style is “like being serenaded with a rusty hammer;” pounding the dark roots of Americana with garage punk blues.

Clutch your drink to your chest and leave your chastity at the door – there is nothing like a night with these devil-may-care troubadours.

The band features the enigmatic Hofner-endorsee Brandy Bones on upright bass and cello (and sharing lead vocals), JT Massacre (Real McKenzies) hell-bent on the drums, and introducing Khadijah the new honkin’ eighty-eighter on tuba and keys. Catch them at The Northern in Fernie on Friday, August 17.