Blacktop Rockets return to Hell on Wheels

  • 28
  • June

Blacktop Rockets

Blacktop Rockets return after 7 years to Hell on Wheels!!! One of the first of two bands to ever play Hell on Wheels, the original Rockabilly band from Atlanta takes the show to an all new level of fun and entertainment with the new CD release!

““GO” is the first set of tunes to delve into the recent songwriting partnership between Weil and McGowan. And in many ways, the material represents not only their point of view as mature musicians but their love of a wide range of styles.”

“Leading the pack for over two decades, The BLACKTOP ROCKETS are a combustible concoction of rockabilly, hillbilly and country poured into a ’32 Ford coupe roaring down the blue highways of America. Evoking the free-wheeling spirit of Sun Records style Rock’n Roll, The BLACKTOP ROCKETS “..glorify the rockabilly tradition and shake the walls!,” wrote Creative Loafing.

Originally a stripped-down duo featuring Dave Weil (vocals/guitar) and David Watkins (drums), this Atlanta GA outfit built it’s sound adding dog-house bass and later veteran guitarist/songwriter Johnny McGowan and his 500HP spark. The band was revved-up, burning rubber from the Big Easy to the Big Apple; from the City of Brotherly Love to the City That Never Sleeps.

The songwriting team of McGowan and Weil nimbly bend and blend any and all Southern genres, fusing great melodies, memorable riffs and from the heart story telling. With Daves’ rich vocals, Johnnys incendiary guitar, Watkins’ powerful drumming, plus new addition Steve Stone on bass, this group is super-charged. When The BLACKTOP ROCKETS hit the stage, crowds can’t help but shake their hips and stomp their feet.

Performing alongside The Blasters and the late, great Ronnie Dawson, storming the stages of Viva Las Vegas and Lead East, opening for Southern Culture on the Skids and Reverend Horton Heat, backing musical legends Wanda Jackson, Billy Lee Riley, and Joe Clay, The BLACKTOP ROCKETS epitomize the fire of American music.

So when they roll into town…be there!”

Hell on Wheels is in it’s 8th year. This is our way to thank the local community and the industry nationwide for all their support over the years. From a classic car and vintage motorcycle show, the crew developed additions including a bicycle class. The show is judged unlike any other local show to include builders coast to coast to both judge the show as well as compete for the BEST trophy!!!

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