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Friday, March 14 • 1:00am - 1:30am
Back Door Slam

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BACK DOOR SLAM are teenagers Davy Knowles (guitars, vocal, mandolin, lap steel), Ross Doyle (drums) and Adam Jones (bass), all hailing from the small-but-perfectly-formed Isle of Man*... (*to find the tiny isle, go to Liverpool and look out to sea - you might even see Douglas bay on a clear day!) Brought up on a potentially overindulgent appetite of Everything Blues, they're now using their precocious talents to create their own mindblowing brand of contemporary/traditional blues-rock. The result is a sound reminiscent of the greats (BB King, Howlin Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, SRV) but with a big fat nod to the modern music and songwriters they all share a love of (Clapton, Knopfler, Mayall, Mayer). In 2007, the boys played nearly 100 dates across America, including The Viper Room LA, Lollapalooza, Mercury Lounge NYC and Download Festival. They played on two TV shows, performed live sessions for 12 radio stations (including The Peak 107 NY, KFOG San Francisco and KINK 101 Portland) and were a featured artist on both Yahoo's 'Who's Next?' competition and Clear Channel's 'One To Watch' - two months in a row. They supported Rusted Root, Eric Burdon, REO Speedwagon and played to 6000 people as special guests of The Who. LA Times called Davy K "A guitar God in the making"; All Access Magazine said they're "..intoxicating...10-20 yrs ahead of their time" and they debuted at 28 on the Triple A Radio Indicator Chart. With this exciting mix fronted by the extra-ordinary vocal and guitaring talent that is Davy K, and armed with a scutch of hit songs under their youthful belts, you won't know whether to holler for joy or scream in envy at the perfect musical package that is Back Door Slam.
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/69945.html

Friday March 14, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am
Opal Divine's Freehouse 700 W 6th St

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