The UNtold Story of Unknown
Looking somewhat like Dracula's nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, this red-necked crooner gained regional popularity with a self-produced television show in 1992 and soon was touring nationwide, wowing audiences with his outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleazy tone. Hinson’s most recent CD release, “Target Practice”, melds weepy twang and searing guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of love-gone-bad and the dark side of the honky-tonk lifestyle. Raucous, theatrical and over-the-top, Unknown Hinson isn’t just for the trailer park set anymore!
He's toured with Hank3 and Rev. Horton Heat.
Billy Bob Thornton names Unknown as one of his favorite songwriters and a genius picker. Matt Groening (the Simpsons) labels Unknown as a guitar maniac (and funny as hell to boot!) Hank3 has Unknown's face tatooed on his bicep! Marty Stuart introduced him as his illegitimate brother at the Ryman in Nashville, and is placing Unknown on the front cover of his upcoming book of personal photographs. Tom Petty came backstage at a Hollywood event to ask Unknown how he gets his «sound». The Rolling Stones invited him to participate in the soundcheck session for their latest show in Charlotte, NC.
Unknown is also gaining notoriety (and fans) as the voice of lead character «Early Cuyler» in the popular new show from Cartoon Network «The Squidbillies». The first season was so well-received that an immediate green light was given to two more seasons.
What do ventriloquism, hoola hoop contests, target practice, monster sideburns, and hellacious guitar solos have in common? Book Unknown Hinson and find out!
DIving Board and The Deep Ends
Diving Board and The Deep Ends brings the heat with deep cut rock n' roll, rockabilly, and blues. The band features staples of Charlotte's underground music scene including Travis Phillips on guitar and vocals — front man for Modern Primitives (winner of Creative Loafing 2017 «BEST SCUZZY GARAGE ROCKERS») Travis blends brilliantly natural guitar playing with an encyclopedic knowledge of old school rock n' roll and blues. Wils Glade, also on guitar, is a founding member of Shadowgraphs who have just returned from a successful US tour. Wils brings a retro rock sensibility with a delay drenched tone and atmosphere. Ian Stroupe handles the bass — a member of the famed Appalucia and the legendary Sister Fister, Stroupe also supports Charlotte's music scene by running sound at Snug Harbor. Finally, Ian Pasquini pounds the drums — from deranged punk rock with Cheesus Crust to psycho blues with FEMALE GIBSON he rounds out the rhythm section with a driving back beat. Diving Board and the Deep Ends will make you move.
Start Time: 8:00
Tight ass bar room rock and roll. You feel dirty after a show and you can’t get the smile off your face.