On Saturday, June 21, Southern Culture on the Skids performed to a packed house at The Echo in Los Angeles for a super early 7:30 PM show. SCOTS has been kicking it around the music scene since 1983 with their original blend of rockabilly and surf rock. An off-shoot genre of the 80s new wave trend, SCOTS also adds in elements of R&B, country, and swamp boogie and just about everything including the kitchen sink.
Formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, members Rick Miller on guitar/vocals, Dave Hartman on drums and Mary Huff on bass/vocals make up the powerhouse trio who perform fun, toe tappin’ tunes like “Banana Pudding” and “Camel Walk”. Their songs have appeared in TV and films like Happy Gilmore, the Dukes of Hazzard movie and Psych. They've performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien and have numerous albums under their belt.
It’s no wonder The Echo was packed with loyal fans boppin', hoppin’, singin’, and rockin’ to an outrageous 90-minute set of eclectic ditties. Rick Miller on the Dan Electro guitar shined with his chicken pickin' guitar chops and crowd pleasing personality, not to be out-shined, Mary on vocals and bass, wearing a country style outfit and white go-go boots, chirped like a bird and Dave on drums the backbeat of the trio, solid and steady drumming all the way. The night culminated with audience members converging on the stage throwing fried chicken into the audience. I know that sounds a little weird, but you really had to be there.
SCOTS is on tour around the country. You can find them at: