About The HipNecks
Combining musical elements of Rock, Jazz, Funk, and even Bluegrass, the five members of The Hipnecks have conjured a sound all their own,” -Vox Magazine.
That sound has been called a “jambalaya” by press and “country fried jam” by fans alike. Take it from the name, The Hipnecks, which combines the words “Hippie” and “Redneck” as affectionately as it unites trucker hats and flip-flops. Within that sentiment lays their genre-bending approach to making music. Music that is, in every way, firmly rooted beneath their feet in the fertile ground of the American Midwest near the Ozark Mountains.
No sooner than their first performance in 2004, the Hipnecks broke ground on their first album, Just Another Fine Day, and released it feverously in April of 2005. After selling over 400 copies the night of the release show, the band stormed the Midwest for 2 years completing several small tours that brought them as far out as Colorado’s Front Range (twice) and winning a National Battle of the Bands along the way. From 2007 to 2008, the Hipnecks were holed up in Jamestown, MO’s Bridge Studio, whipping up another batch of that “jambalaya,” this one more potent than the last. With new ingredients of mandolin, strings, and piano the Hipnecks sophomore creation, American Night, was released April 10, 2008.
“Many aspiring musicians claim to have the best garage band in the nation. But only one local group can prove it,” –The Fulton Sun.
“The band members are small-town Midwestern guys with serious musical training, and their genre-bending tunes pay as little attention to pigeon holes as they do.” –Vox Magazine.
“They are a phenomenal group. They embodied those bands that are ready to make a living at this profession,” -Garagestock.
This Hipnecks have shared stages with Cracker, Little Feat, The Music Mafia (Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Cowboy Troy, Jon Nicholson, et. al.), Dr. Zhivegas, The Red Dirt Rangers, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland’s Stragglers (sans Jason), and have been on tours that included dates with Bubba Sparxxx and the Yin Tang Twins.
They have also been fortunate enough to participate in such festival events as the Columbia, MO 9th Street Summerfest, the Euphio Campout, the Lifestylez Snodaze Tour, Bacchanalia, The Bluebird Music & Arts Festival, Dogstock, Garagestock, have headlined Hermann, MO’s infamous Oktoberfest and Maifest festivals as well as many others.