Red Dirt Ruckus

  • Genres
  • Bluegrass
  • Funk
  • Jamgrass
  • Reggae
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ Folk/Bluegrass ★
  • Musicians
    • Doug Not Josh — guitar, mandolin, vocals
    • Eddie Tharp — lead guitar, vocals
    • Lisa Bond — fiddle, vocals
    • Mad Monk — bass, vocals
    • Rob Keedy — drums
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Q & A

How do you describe your music to people?

Little funk, little reggae, little bluegrass, little jam, lotta booty shakin'.

Name a pet peeve.

Sauerkraut.

Name a recent personal food trend.

Sauerkraut.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

Not Josh: T-Pain. Because I actually watched his Tiny Desk concert.

What did you want to be when you were 7?

Keedy: Rock star.

Not Josh: Jet pilot.

What drives you to keep playing even though the music industry can be so harsh?

After playing on stage for over 20 years, it’s just second nature now. To not play music would be like losing a limb.

What was the first song you learned to play?

Keedy: “D’yre Maker,” Led Zeppelin.

Not Josh: “Lithium,” Nirvana.

What's a big musical inspiration that would most surprise your fans?

Marching band.

What's your favorite local artist/group (other than yourself, smartypants)?

Keedy: Ideateam.

Not Josh: City Of Trees Brass Band.

Mad Monk: Achilles Wheel.

You're given a magic wand. What do you do with it?

“Wingardium Leviosa.”

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