This week we’re gonna go back a few years to enjoy a classic Farm Aid performance from 1997. The V-Roys were a rocking quartet from Knoxville, Tennessee who married a rootsy sensibility with plenty of rock and roll guitars. They were briefly signed to Steve Earle’s E-Squared label. Look closely and you’ll see Earle make a cameo in this video.
Even original member John Paul Keith, who left before the band released their first album, is back with not one, but two releases. The first is an ep recorded with Amy Lavere under the name Motel Mirrors (Check out the ep here). The second is a full-length — Memphis Circa 3AM — that hearkens back to the rockabilly-tinged early years of rock and roll.
Here’s a bonus video from the Farm-Aid show that finds V-Roys backing Steve Earle on “The Rain Came Down” and “I Feel Alright.”
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