Grass-roots favorites the Dirty Guvnuhs new album, Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies, was funded entirely by their fans.
Local fans will reap the rewards of helping to create that album Friday night when the band takes the stage at the Cox Capitol Theatre.
The Guvs new album was funded entirely through Kickstarter donations from fans. The band raised 100 percent of their target funding in three days, prompting recognition in Billboard Magazine.
The swell of grass-roots momentum for this six-piece rock n roll collective from Knoxville, Tenn., is undeniable. According to a news release, the Guvs have been steadily growing their fan base across the country, selling out shows and making appearances at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Wakarusa and South By Southwest.
The band also has shared the stage with artists including Wilco, Zac Brown Band, Levon Helm Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Train, Dr. Dog and Chris Robinson.
Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies showcases the bands energetic blend of rock and soul interwoven with a distinctive modern edge and is led by the soulful holler of front man James Trimble. Other band members include brothers Justin and Aaron Hoskins on bass and drums, respectively, Chris Doody on organ and piano, and Michael Jenkins and Cozmo Holloway on guitar.
Opening for the band Friday night will be the Black Cadillacs, also from Knoxville.
The Dirty Guvnuhs
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St.
Cost: $12 in advance, $15 day of
Tickets: 257-6391, www.coxcapitoltheatre.com