From: WI, United States
Genre: Country, Honky Tonk
...a smokey old roadhouse, stinkin' of stale beer, played through a Craig Powerplay 8-track under the dash of a Ford F-100, leaking gasoline, with a bed full of hay bales and empty Copenhagen tins, parked out back of a barn on the outskirts of Tulsa - but not too far away from Milwaukee to make a beer run, if you wake up in time and the fine young lady you picked up last night at Cain's Ballroom is up for such an adventure - that is if she can find where she left her teeth.
Honky Tonkitis is honky tonk served the way it used to be: tunes about losers and failures and drinkers who come to the bar to lick their wounds and dream of getting back on top again. This is what honky tonk was for musicians like Hank Williams, Ray Price, Faron Young, George Jones and Johnny Cash. Somewhere along the line that image got lost, Country music got "prettified" and the whole concept of music for losers got flushed from the bathrooms of our hearts.
Honky Tonkitis brings back that honky tonk music your grandpa and daddy listened to when you were a kid; whether it's loving odes to your favorite beer (P-B-R my A-S-S), commiserating over a lost love at the bar (Pour Me), or fighting to take life by the horns while holding a half-empty bottle (Heavy Lifting Calls For Heavy Drinking), Honky Tonkitis brings back the glory days of life spent plugging the jukebox while hiding from your old lady in a smoky old joint down the block.
Honky Tonkitis has been playing live shows in the Wisconsin area since 2008. Along the way we've hit such big name venues as Wisconsin State Fair and Bastille Days, as well as your favorite watering holes such as Bay View Brew Haus and Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall, to name just a few. Our live shows have a reputation for being obnoxious, cantankerous, and confrontational, and that's just the audience! We live for being assaulted by the drunken fools in the crowd who feel they need to be the center of attention. It's our goal to make them regret that decision. For those of you who like your music like your drinks (strong, long, and with a lotta bite), Honky Tonkitis is your kind of band. We are available for private performances. Just contact us by e-mail.