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The Yayhoos

Hometown: New York, NY

Many Fridays find the Bloodshot staff drinking beer and rocking out. One-hitters may or may not appear. At any rate, the Yayhoos provid the soundtrack. With the Yayhoos, though, thankfully, everyday is Friday. A genuine, supergroup of underground southern-rock heavyweights.

Of course you remember Dan Baird from the Georgia Satellites (c'mon, "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" a guilty pleasure? Hell no, nothing guilty about it) and may even know of his criminally under-appreciated solo records. Fans of the roots-rock know Eric "Roscoe" Ambel from the Del-Lords, his early days as one of Joan Jett's Blackhearts, his production duties with The Bottle Rockets, Blue Mountain, Go To Blazes etc. and his ongoing stint as Steve Earle's guitarist. Drummer Terry Anderson has played with the Backsliders and bassist Keith Christopher has backed Shaver and Kenny Wayne Shepard.

"Big Deal," you say. "They can all play their instruments." But it IS a big deal. We started this stupid label because there was a shortage of bands that inspired us to turn the knob to eleven. They are also one of those bands that rightfully recognizes that all rock music is derived from the ONE riff that crawled out of the sludge on Chuck Berry's right hand. The Yayhoos will have you creasing that ballcap right down the middle and cranking their riff-a-licious sound.

Compilation Tracks:

"Oh! Chicago" on Down to the Promised Land

"Love Train" on For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records

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