It’s Southern Culture On The Skids bringing their multi-flavored music to downtown Reading on Wednesday, September 18 as part of the free Downtown Alive outdoor concert series! Opening act is Drew and the Blue, Reading’s very own popular surf/rockabilly trio. The show will kick off at 5 p.m. in the 500 block of Penn Street.
Southern Culture On The Skids has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since they formed in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1983. Guitarist/singer Rick Miller, drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff “play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country-fried garage with a side of psych,“ according to their Facebook page. “It’s a musical gumbo Miller calls ‘Americana from the wrong side of the tracks.’”
The band has toured everywhere from the North Carolina Prison System to Mt. Fuji, Japan and delivers what Rolling Stone calls “a hell raising rock and roll party.”
The band’s latest album, Bootleggers Choice, came out in October. It’s available on the band’s web store. It’s got 17 of SCOTS greatest hits — 16 new recordings plus the original “Camel Walk.” The band also released a new version of the SCOTS classic “Wish I Was In Love (Bottle Of Wine)” in February.
The concert’s block party atmosphere will include food trucks, alcoholic beverages for sale, and a kids play zone. Vendors will include Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe, Brocmar Smokehouse, Sammy’s Steaks & French Fries, Sly Fox Brewery, Santander Arena, and Reading Distilling Guild.