Music Monday is ready to rock out, throw down some beats and head bang to this fantastically eclectic country rock pop nu metal band that is Devil's County!
The band started back in summer of 2017 as a musical project with Greg Goodell (Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, Producer, and Engineer) and Jeremy Worwood (Drums) as a bucket list item they needed to complete. They pushed hard to get the band together since, at the time, Jeremy’s health was waning and they were uncertain how much longer he could keep up with the musical life. Jeremy recruited his brother Chad Dixon Dixon (guitar/vocals) and Greg recruited Aaron Lorcher(bass/vocals). “One song turned into three songs which gave way to a sixteen song album which debuted as 'Devil's County - Not My Day.'’ The band concluded.
Greg has been a professional musician since he was 15 years old and has fronted several local bands, most notably, The Fall Idols. He is a music instructor teaching multiple instruments, a professional vocal coach, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production and Music Engineering. He runs a recording and lesson facility in Emmett, Idaho and is a full time musician. Jeremy played drums during high school but stopped playing to pursue a career in IT. After a 20 year break he picked up the sticks to join Devil’s County. Chad Dixon has played guitar since he was a teenager and Devil's County is his first band. Aaron Lorcher has played as a busker and in several punk rock bands over the years and released a record under his stage name "Bluzer."
The band’s name Devil's County is a small town where all our broken dreams, doubts, fears, addictions, and bad decisions live. “Everyone has their own 'Devil's County' in which they never wish to return to. We reside there permanently desperately trying to escape.” The band concluded. As unique as the band’s name is the music they produce is just as unique. Devil’s County is a fusion between Country, Rap, Hip Hop, Power Pop, Hard Rock, and a touch of NuMetal. The band uses influences from old honky Tonk County to punk rock, to bands like Matchbox 20 to Disturbed. “We just adjust our set to taste. We put on an irreverent, high energy show that is raw, and unapologetic. There is a bizarre diversity that is in-congruent but somehow still makes sense.” The band said.
Devil’s County spends a lot of time to make sure their music connects not only with their audience but with themselves as well. “All the songs are about somewhere we have been or something that we have done and we try to be relatable. We try to be something that can help someone out of a bad spot or situation.” The band said. From depression to addiction the band hopes somewhere someone has been helped by their music.
The band has a few goals they would like to achieve, they would like to get more involved in the local rock scene. The band would also like to play the Knitting Factory [Boise] and the revolution with both local acts as well as supporting national touring acts. Devil’s County will soon achieve one of those goals! Playing the knitting factory this Sept 26th
Music Monday was extremely fortunate to see this band play during this past years Boise Music Festival. We were completely blown away at the unique musical sounds they offered. This is one band that cannot be placed into a box easily they are everything for anyone. Make sure to check out this band this Sept 26th your ears and soul will thank you.
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