An evening w/ the Horse Cave Trio
If there is one band that knows the meaning of rockabilly, it's Detroit's Horse Cave Trio. The lineup of Ron DeVore (vocals & bass guitar), Lou Simon (guitar) and Tony Bizon (drums) has soaked up influences along with bourbon, from the bluegrass of Kentucky to the mean streets of the Motor City. Think Elvis and Johnny Cash over at Sun Records in Memphis, and then add a healthy splash of Chicago blues and Eddie Cochran swing.
The Horse Cave Trio formed late in 2002 with a vision to create roots music with a Detroit edge - a straight ahead, high energy roots rock trio that would perform and record original music and remold classic tunes into something new and exciting. DeVore was looking to form a band that would fan his already blazing rockabilly flames. He found the perfect partner in guitarist Lou Simon, a veteran of the Detroit music scene. Rounding out the Trio is brother-in-arms Tony Bizon on drums, a man who doesn't so much put the hammer down as create rhythmic havoc with it. Put them together, and the trio creates what it likes to call Hillbilly Rock 'n' Roll, or Red Hot Rockabilly, Hi-Octane Roadhouse Blues, or Outlaw Country Rock 'n' Roll. Take your pick.
The Horse Cave Trio was named for the small town in Kentucky where DeVore's parents are from, though they moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1945. The group released its first full-length CD, Hot Rods, Choppers & Rock 'n' Roll on the Austin Texas indie label Tropic Lightning in 2004. Not a band to rest on their early success, the follow-up came in March 2006 with the release of Curb Service on the Embassy Hotel Records label. The disc features 11 brand new original tunes, including "Hillbilly Rock 'n' Roll", "Groove Daddy", "Rev It Up" and "Castle in the Sky". The music flits between American roots genres, from rockabilly to blues to country to gospel and all places in between. The Horse Cave Trio released the cd single/live EP Honeybee in October of 2007.
The three men have genuine pedigree. DeVore played in the band the Empty Set which released a single with the Stooges' Ron Asheton on the Sympathy for the Record Industry label in 1992. According to DeVore, "The band went on to do two Asheton produced CD's and a sold out live show on the Sunset Strip, again with Ron, which was recorded and included on the first CD. The band did a follow-up tour of Europe which featured Michael Davis (MC5) and released a third and final cd in 1999."
Simon, meanwhile, has played in a number of Detroit bands of varying styles, having been ripping it up in the Motor City for many years. Notably, Simon played with Jimmie Bones & the Graverobbers featuring Jimmie Bones, now of Kid Rock's band.
Here at Marbletucky Inn, our goal is sensory overload for both the patrons as well as the bands we host. We are creating a venue that has visual, audio, taste, and smell elements. Our mission is to take both the patrons & the bands back to the roots of Americana music -- back to the old South with the Juke Joints and BBQ Barns. The walls are murals depicting the Carolina Lowcountry, the stage is the porch of a sharecropper's house, and our food is of the old South. Our sound system is state-of-the-art with quality of sound being the emphasis over volume. Southern hospitality resounds -- everyone has a seat, a waitress, and an unobstructed view of the stage. There is no standing room. We have succeeded if both patrons and bands want to come back for more!
The Marbletucky Inn will preserve the rich traditions of creativity available everywhere. Whether it be preparing amazing dishes using all fresh natural ingredients, a painter sharing his vision, or a live band performing -- each is a unique pallet of love and creativity. Every artisan, no matter the genre, all possess great creativity, imagination, and a means to express these gifts. These different gifts of love deserve to be preserved as well as showcased! That's what we intend to do!
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189 S Bridge Rd.
Marblehead, OH 43440
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