L-R – Memphis Raines – Lead Guitar I Johnny Nocash – Vocals/ Guitar I Cory Hofing – Drums I LC Jay – Bass Photo credit: Dan Clement
Johnny Nocash and The Celtic Outlaws are a one of a kind band that fuses country and rock, sodden with whisky and beer to create an organic, original sound that will appeal to a broad range of listeners.
According to Nocash, their new single “Burned Alive” is a heavy hard rock song with some dusty western elements scattered throughout the leads. It embodies their primal death country sound while knocking back a few drinks to loosen up the ol’ neck collar. This video is a straightforward look at who the band is: Booze fuelled death country. What you see is what you get. The band explains the track in their own words:
“Our new single “Burned Alive” is a combination of the time we’ve spent on the road mixed with all of us coming together as a unit, a brotherhood if you will, to create something that moves people. We feel that this will not only be received well from our fans now but will pull outside audiences in for a closer listen to what we have to say.”
Johnny Nocash began as a solo artist and remained that way for 10 years until 2016 when he decided it was time to expand the band and open up to adding musicians to his arsenal. This resulted in the transformation from emotionally driven acoustic punk songs into the sound now called “Death Country”.
The atmospheric Celtic f*cking death country is recommended for fans of Hank the 3rd.
The music video for the single is available via its premiere on WeAreThePit HERE .
Stream on Spotify along with download on Bandcamp .
“From the North, we come to RAID”
Celtic Death Country pioneers Johnny Nocash and The Celtic Outlaws are a whiskey fuelled, smoked out Armageddon of chaos. This is the dark reinvention of country we’ve been waiting for.
Johnny Nocash struggled as a one-man act playing local dive bars for years in the west end of Toronto in the late 2000s. The songs were rough, honest, and personal and they connected with the people he played for. After years of playing solo and being recognized as a one-man powerhouse, he expanded the sound and brand to a full band with The Celtic Outlaws. Adding thick rhythmic sections with soaring Celtic/ country leads all supported by Johnny’s unforgettable and truly unique voice they created a sound that can only be described as Celtic Death Country.
2019 saw their latest and most complex EP “To The Gallows”, produced and recorded at Clean as Dirt Studios in Michigan. They toured for the first set of international shows in southern Germany, played sold-out shows with The Lazy’s and Days n Daze and won the Toronto International Short Film Festival for the best music video “SOUTHBOUND”.