Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since its inception in 1983, when Rick Miller was a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The current lineup (Dave Hartman – drums; Mary Huff – bass and vocals; Rick Miller – guitar and vocals) has been playing together for over 30 years. The band’s musical journey has taken them from all-night NC house parties to late night network talk shows, and from performing at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan to rockin’ out for the inmates at NC Correctional Facilities. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage, and their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll.
SCOTS’ DIY roots go all the way back to the days of making cassette demos in the dirt floor basement of the original band house. “It was a beat down house we found in the woods, covered in kudzu vines”, Rick recalls. “We hunkered down there and came up with the sound and ideas we’ve been refining and tweaking ever since; a blue plate special of musical genres, all mixed together to give up new flavors and combinations.”
Southern Culture On The Skids on NPR's World Cafe from wXPN Founded in 1983, Southern Culture On The Skids has been touting the virtues of dirt-track racing, Little Debbie pastries and kudzu for over 30 years. The North Carolina band — made up of Rick Miller, Dave Hartman and Mary Huff — plays music that amalgamates rock, funky old soul and country, presented with tongue firmly in cheek. Southern Culture On The Skids' latest album, The Electric Pinecones, is named after an acoustic spin-off project from its past, back when the band sometimes opened for itself. And the name of its label, Kudzu, comes from the creeping vine that's invaded the South. Hear the complete session...
SCOTS recorded live in-studio on Halloween, October 31, 2016 at KCSN, Northridge, Los Angeles
SCOTS at the Savannah Stopover Music Festival
Jon Chattman was at the 5th Annual Savannah Stopover Music Festival March 5-7, 2015 and captured this exclusive performance of Freak Flag for The HuffPo and A-Sides Jon Chattman. Ths was filmed at the Stopover Artists' Lounge.
Full length concert of SCOTS at Shakori Hills in beautiful, bucolic Chatham County NC.
Recorded for WUNC-TV's North Carolina channel June 2016.
Features an interview with Rick and concert footage from October 2014 at the Sellersville Theatre 1894 in Sellersville PA.