Johnny Devilseed & Old Man Rubes
“A dirty americana style blues duo with plenty of talent and swagger. It was easy to see this act was a real cut above the rest. Their playful interaction with each other on stage seeped out into the crowd and with the help of some looped beats and bass lines the duo had many in the crowd up and dancing from their opening number. Songs about Woy Woy, classic blues covers and a dark humour. I cant wait to see them again.”
Quote from Dan Beazley (Newcastle Live)
Formed in late 2010 by guitarist Hayden Maskey and blues harpist Paul “Old Man Rubes” Rubie, the Johnny Devilseed duo have been doin’ the rounds about towns, constantly blowin’ the doors off venues, every time they perform.
With a huge repertoire of original songs ranging from the old timey era to the modern blues of today, their shows have been described by many as a, “full on, hardcore, foot to the floor, theatrical blues extravaganza!”
In March 2014, the blues duo released their debut EP “John the revelator” to much critical acclaim and have performed at many prestigious festivals up and down the east coast of Australia. (Blues on Broadbeach, Vacy Blues N Roots Fest, The Re-Union Fest, Wollombi Music Festival, GosBlues and more) and with the recent release of their 2nd EP “Woy Woy bound”, it seems like 2017 is turning out to be one of their busiest years yet!
Having opened for local and international acts such as, Dead Kennedys, Ash Grunwald, Johnny Diesel, The Rumjacks, Claude Hay and loads more , the Johnny Devilseed Duo has certainly carved a unique sound and reputation with their gravely voiced, fast paced, harmonica driven blues tunes.