From the hills and stills of Arkansas come the rock and roll wild men, The Boss Tweeds! Part rockabilly, part ‘50s R&B, 100 percent rockin’, audiences cannot get enough of their high-octane performances. Channeling the spirit of Elvis, Buddy and Bo, The Boss Tweeds' live shows have all the sweat and fervor of a country revival meeting gone nuclear.
The Boss Tweeds formed in 2012 in Mountainburg, consisting of Joe Hamilton (guitar, vocals) and brothers Jody (drums, vocals) and Brad Birchfield (bass, vocals), so they could play the music of their rock and roll heroes.
They soon developed a unique vocal blend (think of the Everlys with an extra brother, plus a powerful instrumental groove). They began creating their own material, and their retro-rockabilly roots became something new, fresh and exciting. That distinctive sound and contagious energy astounded audiences throughout the South and Midwest as the band hit the road for numerous concerts and festivals, including the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, the Arkansas Roots Festival, the Frisco Festival, Winfest Arts & Music Festival, The Parsons' Summer Concert Series, and many others. Some of the artists they've appeared with include Marty Stuart, Roseanne Cash, Reverend Horton Heat, Arkansauce, Vintage Pistol, Hillbilly Vegas, and the Ben Miller Band.
The Boss Tweeds have released three CDs: their 2012 debut EP, The Boss Tweeds, After The Sun Goes Down:The Sun Sessions, which was recorded at Memphis’ hallowed Sun Studio in 2016, and their latest release, Hot Rods To Hell, a playful, stripped-down rocker featuring eight blistering originals plus covers of Carl Perkins and Bo Diddley, which has gained airplay on national and international radio programs and podcasts.
DC Lawson's Jukebox Jury said, “Smooth, country-blooded rockabilly replete with crooned backing voices… all is as it should be.” Scott Smith of the Southwest Times Record wrote, “The Boss Tweeds remain fiercely faithful to rockabilly and early rock roots, interpreting well-loved numbers by the band’s music heroes…but it’s their original material that aims to please followers.”