“I don’t believe that things happen by chance… incredible things happen when people work hard, live humbly, and give credit where credit is due. You just gotta stay curious and dig in.” – James Trimble
|Fresh out of recording “Youth Is In Our Blood” with a Grammy winning team at the legendary Levon Helm Studios (Woodstock, NY) in December 2009, The Dirty Guv’nahs are poised for a huge year. They have been spreading their rock gospel across the Southeast for four years now, showcasing their sound at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Musikfest, Bele Chere, and Sundown in the City. They’ve also had the opportunity to open shows for Zac Brown Band, Levon Helm Band, Blues Traveler, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Robert Earl Keen, Drive by Truckers, The Whigs, Band of Skulls, Cross Canadian Ragweed,Cracker and Sister Hazel.|
Their sound has been best described as “a passionate, jubilant slice of rock-meets-Americana.” In their hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee they’ve graduated from playing packed out bars where latecomers are turned away from the door, to playing theaters where capacity crowds consistently cram in and press against the stage to hear another three hour helping of what Metro Pulse dubbed, “rock the way God intended.”
Nobody enjoys himself more on stage than front man James Trimble, who draws comparisons to Jagger, Morrison, and Cocker, but the show doesn’t revolve around him. Guv’nahs’ shows are a family affair, with six members and an ensemble of guests pitching in to weave an aural tapestry of all things Southern music—rock, blues, country, and soul.
Voted Knoxville, Tennessee’s Best Band three years in a row by the Metro Pulse Readers Poll, The Dirty Guv’nahs are paving the way for a new chapter of American Rock and Roll. Trimble and Michael Jenkins (guitarist) have continued to mature as songwriters, but die hard fans will recognize those signature sing-along choruses. Their message to lovers of rock and roll remains the same: This is not about us, and we all need family to get by.