About Dash Rip Rock
Dash Rip Rock has long been celebrated for tight musicianship, high energy live shows, and songs of raw insolence and longing that are sometimes cut with whimsy. Bill Davis, Dash Rip Rock’s founder and frontman, is a songwriter known for his blistering guitar work. For over 20 years the band has amassed a loyal, diverse following. The wide tent of their cross-genre fan base includes aficionados of rock, roots-rock and Americana as well as rockabilly, country, and punk fans.
DRR has released 17 records that have been hailed as underground classics.
Dash Rip Rock has shared the stage with The Ramones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lou Reed, The Replacements, No Doubt, the Circle Jerks, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Black Crowes, Joe Ely and countless others, at times playing up to 250 shows a year and touring with acts like the Cramps and The Reverend Horton Heat. In 2010 Dash Rip Rock’s song “Johnny Ace” was featured in the hit video game Rock Band.
Dash Rip Rock's new record “Black Liquor” was recorded at Louisiana's infamous Studio in the Country and released on Alternative Tentacles Records in November 2012.
“What lifts Dash Rip Rock’s album a head above most Southern rock is Davis’s ability to write songs that do more than sell beer on Saturday night.”
“Their roots sound’s supercharged with energy and an overdose of irreverence, delivered with crunchy swagger.”
“…no one can replace Bill Davis. He’s the brains behind Dash’s brawn, a barroom poet with a wicked sense of humor and a shameless knack for a good lick.”
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“The band has outlasted the term cowpunk and seemed destined to survive alt-country; they rock sufficiently hard that nobody’s going to try to file them under Americana. In fact, the rock part of Dash Rip Rock’s country rock has gotten harder as time has passed; last year’s Black Liquor, released by Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles, finds the band more in tune with the Gories and the Oblivians than Mumford and Sons.”
"Black Liquor is one of the few Dash albums with almost no yuks on it, but it’s anything but a somber affair: Sporting some of Bill Davis’ hardest-hitting songs—and boosted by the best production the band’s had since its early-’90s alliance with the late Jim Dickinson—this is the album where the band rocks out in earnest."