Artist info

Genre

Roots, Rock


Sounds like

The Drive By Truckers, The Old 97's, ryan adams


band members

~Josh Shelton - Lead Vocals, Guitar ~Josh Rippingale - Lead Guitar ~Glen Jarvis - Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonies ~Luke Bushell - Double Bass ~Steve Wallis - Harmonica, Harmonies ~Ruwan DeSilva/Dave Lee - Percussion


Influences

wilco, Johnny Cash, townes van zandt


Bio

“…one tight country outfit.” - Rave Magazine Rattlehand are the definition of alt country. Soulful narrative is the motivation behind Rattlehands music, influenced by Ryan Adams, Wilco, Hank Williams, The Old 97's and Johnny Cash. Their alt-country/ rock feel pays homage to the “outlaw country” genre of the 60’s and 70’s: it is a sound that happily deviates from the dominant paradigm. In love with all things Americana, Rattlehand serve up bluegrass feels and country twang on a platter of guitars, bringing rock to the bayou. This lively 6 piece have been making quite a name for themselves over the last 12 months, with over 500 copies of their debut EP sold, airplay on JJJ, 612ABC, RRR, PBS, 4ZZZ, 98.9fm and successful live shows with national and international alt-country legends such as Justin Townes Earle, Wagons, Graveyard Train and Lachlan Bryan. A blend of seasoned and classically trained musicians, Rattlehand are a delicious mixed bag of local talent boasting members from such indie stalwarts as The Black Arts, Grassroots Street Orchestra, Fat Man’s Cleavage and Say Nothing. These 6 mates explode on stage with a dynamic combination of traditional instruments and heavenly harmonies, combining their wealth of performance experience and love of roots and rock music into a dynamic, feisty, toe tapping cowboy hoedown which takes the crowd on a journey through the Bible belt, into blues country and out the other side of rock n roll. Rattlehand’s Self Titled Debut LP releases on November 10th 2011 through Plus One Records along with a launch showcase featuring fellow alt-country greats Halfway and Graveyard Train. This will be followed by an extensive East Coast Tour in 2012. Visit www.rattlehand.com for tour details or find them on Facebook. “Their tunes dance along the alt-country spectrum from bluegrass to rock'n'roll and back again, detouring via both the church and the swamp on occasion.” - Weekend Notes “Lovers of alt-country really need to keep an eye out for these guys.” - Rave Magazine Hear them, buy stuff and read things about them at… www.rattlehand.com www.plusonerecords.com.au