The Hipnecks + Man in the Ring

Album Release Party

The Hipnecks + Man in the Ring

Cindy Woolf & the Foxxes

Fri, November 16, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

MINORS: $2 cash surcharge at the door for anyone under the age of 21.

The Hipnecks
The Hipnecks
"...absolutely twangy, good old-fashioned American rock & roll - a sound that makes sense when you consider their name, a combination of "hippy" and "redneck." Their enthusiasm for their craft is obvious and infectious. Remember the name, because this band is going places,"

The sound has been called a "jambalaya" by press and "country fried jam" by fans alike. Take it from the name, The Hipnecks, which combines the words "Hippie" and "Redneck" as affectionately as it unites trucker hats and flip-flops. Within that sentiment lays their genre-bending approach to making music. Music that is, in every way, firmly rooted beneath their feet in the fertile floodplains of the American Midwest. Rock & roll with hues of bluegrass. It is twangy. It is Ozarkian. It is most certainly Missourian - and there is nothing to the contrary about it.

No sooner than their first performance in 2004, the Hipnecks broke ground on their debut album, Just Another Fine Day, and released it feverously in April of 2005. After selling over 300 copies the night of the release show, the band scoured the Midwest for several years completing small tours that brought them as far out as Colorado's Front Range and won a national competition for best unsigned band along the way. In April of 2008, The Hipnecks released their sophomore album, American Night, on Home Tone Records which introduced heavy harmonies, mandolin, piano, and organ into their sonic landscape. Wes Wingate (vocals/piano/organ) was recruited to support the additional instrumentation on the album, and the band toured as a six piece thru 2010.

Over the following year, The Hipnecks bid farewell to several founding members; co-frontman Scott Anderson, bassist Ryan Renne, and drummer Zach Stubbs. Midwest powerhouse drummer Danny Carroll immediately volunteered to take the helm on drums, and Pat Kay's brother, Bryan Kay, joined the group on bass and vocals. Amidst these lineup changes, the band managed to release four singles; Mighty Mississippi (2010), Sni-A-Bar Stomp (2010), Trainstops & Alleyways (2011), and the gypsy ballad, Svata (2012), which features Molly Healey from Big Smith on fiddle. Molly joined the ranks of the band on fiddle, cello, and vocals around the same time as the song's release.

"... a beautifully harmonized band. There's enough intelligent songwriting here to merit attending any Hipnecks live performance,"

"The band members are small-town Midwestern guys with serious musical training, and their genre-bending tunes pay as little attention to pigeon holes as they do." –Vox Magazine.
Man in the Ring
Man in the Ring
Man in the Ring is the beloved folk rock band from Columbia, Missouri. Their music explores numerous genres and artistic aspects. Some influences are: Steely Dan, Robert Randolph, and Jason Mraz. The five piece band, featuring the crowd-pleasing electric violin, is community favorite playing charity events, local festivals (including three appearances at the annual Roots n Blues n BBQ festival), and headlining at the nostalgic venues throughout Columbia. With over 50 years of combined musical experience, the band bears an impressive line-up of professional musicians who aren’t afraid to live up to the challenge of Man in the Ring’s constantly evolving sound.

After releasing their self-titled LP in December of 2009, the band stayed busy living the dream and filling requests of Columbia to play around town and for local events. But never satisfied, Man in the Ring recorded a much anticipated live album in 2011, “Live at the Blue Note” that set their standard of performance even higher. The band has never had a lack of inspiration or passion, “One of our favorite things is the challenge of creating a musically appropriate texture, that fits between the rhythm section of Drake, Kyle, Nate, and Brad’s guitar and the lead voices of Molly’s violin and Brad’s vocals.” Out of this, the band’s performance resume grew, leading to an appearance at the premier SXSW music festival showcase in Austin, Texas.

True to its stock, Man in the Ring’s sound is ever changing and always diverse. In July 2012, the favorite players of Man in the Ring released the more rootsy album “Midnight Choir” under the name Brad Cunningham. Following personnel changes and the new album release, the band re-grouped with the addition of violinist Molly Healey (formerly of Big Smith fame). The band is traveling, playing, and constantly growing. Look for guest appearances by pianist Justin Nabors and a growing repertoire of original music accompanied by matured harmonies on old MITR favorites.

The band has accrued a supportive fan base and continually thanks them by donating 25% of their profits back to the community. “We think it’s important to show some support to the people who really are trying to do good things in this world, and if you don’t have the time or the will to do these things yourself, it is just as important to give whatever resources you can to those who do.”

Combining the unique sounds of raw talent and the rare sounds of an electric violin, MITR is an easy option for a new favorite band or for a familiar aspect to your growing music library.
Cindy Woolf & the Foxxes
Cindy Woolf & the Foxxes
Born and raised in the hills of Arkansas and now residing in southwest Missouri, Cindy Woolf is steeped in the Ozark folk music tradition. Her earliest memories are of her daddy hauling her around in the bib of his overalls while he picked his old Martin guitar. She learned to play piano at the age of four, spent her childhood singing hymns with her granny on the front porch swing, and picked up the guitar and started writing her own songs as a teenager.

Cindy honed her performing skills as a solo artist at bars and coffee shops while attending Missouri State University in Springfield, and has recorded two albums to date. The first, Simple and Few, is completely acoustic, and the second, Before Daylight, is largely electric, with full band arrangements and excellent production work. Both are solidly grounded in tradition, with more contemporary influences showing through here and there, and have garnered rave reviews. She is currently touring with a small acoustic group, which allows her youthful voice and mature delivery to really shine.

Woolf has recently received some well-deserved attention, being named finalist in the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase, and honorable mention in the 2011 Telluride Troubadour Contest. Cindy’s songwriting is timeless -- simple and straight from the heart, but her voice is her ace in the hole. It is instantly recognizable and utterly captivating. It grabs the listener and speaks directly to the soul. Cindy Woolf is an absolutely unique and original world-class talent, unarguably one of a kind.
Venue Information:
The Blue Note (MO)
17 N 9th St
Columbia, MO, 65201-4845