Come over to the Dark Side, we have punch and cookies
With a band name like Redneck Jedi sometimes it’s a little hard to take this band seriously. A blend of country and rock, Redneck Jedi delivers it’s own brand of Texas music to fans all across the great State of Texas.
Originally formed in 2003, redneck Jedi can certainly talk about the past, but prefers to look to the future, and that future is bright for this three piece band.
The band includes Jedi veteran Dennis Phillips who was there from the start. “The early days, what can I say? Jedi’s history is colorful with several studio records, live CD’s, Texas Music Chart hits and more shows then I can remember, but as a musician and person we all grow,” said Dennis.
And grow, Redneck Jedi has. Returning Jedi member Daren Underwood and new drummer Courtney Watson, the band has grown to a tight three piece that knows how to put on a show and delivery the music fans want to hear. From George Strait to George Thorogood, Redneck Jedi has always had its roots planted deep in music the fans love.
Now in the studio for the fourth time, the band is working on ten brand new songs including the title track “Freedom.” “Freedom is a song I wrote for my grand father and father. I come from a line of men that have fought for this country and our freedoms, myself included, I just wanted people to know that these men and women keep us safe and have earned our respect,” said Dennis.
“During my break from redneck Jedi, I got a chance to work with a really talented guy, Jim Ragsdale. You will be able to hear his song writing skills on “Cajun Purgatory” as well as “Bummed out on a Bayou.” I knew the moment I heard these songs I wanted to record them and Jim will join us in the studio as well,” said Dennis.
The band has a lot of plans for the upcoming tour as the booking has begun and dates mark the calendar. “We hope to get to as many corners of Texas as possible, we have a lot of fans out there that have waited for us to return since the 2011 Road Runner Tour,” said Dennis. The band performed more than 140 dates for the Road Runner Tour and looks forward to hitting all their favorite hot spots across the state, and few they have not played.
So stay tuned here for more information, studio updates and tour dates which are being added all the time.
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|MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014|
|Courtney Watson Joins Redneck Jedi|
Drum roll please….
Courtney Watson has joined Redneck Jedi on the drums.
Courtney joined Jedi in the studio this past Saturday for rehearsal.
Rehearsals were at Waveform Austin and the band did a couple of hours to get their wheels under them. The bands plans on several more sessions, however according the Dennis, the band won’t need long to get the sets down.
“Courtney is a natural Jedi, he hits those drums and is a time machine of precision. Everyone’s excitement level jumped through the roof. The tunes just cam naturally and everyone instantly bonded. Fans are in for a real treat on this tour.”
Dennis is headed to Warroom Recording Studio next Saturday to lay down the initial tracks that will form the new Redneck Jedi CD “Freedom.” Courtney will follow, then Daren on bass.
“It is short notice for Courtney, but he can handle it, the dudes a master and is working on the tracks now,” said Dennis.
Daren and Dennis hooked up a couple of weeks ago to layout the bass lines. “What can you say man, it’s Daren for God’s sake, those bass lines are tight,” said Dennis.
|Sep 01, 2014 @ 1:34 PM | 0 comment(s)|
|MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014|
|Studio CD & Solo project|
Hey folks, sorry for the delay in posting a new blog, but the band has been really busy with the recording process of FREEDOM. I'll try to do better in keeping this more up to date. Speaking fo dates, the band is booking right now for the tour and have added new dates, just check the gig calendar and make plans to come out to a show. You guys are the reason we do all of this, well that and the love of making music of course.
To add to my busy schedule, I'm building a new recording studio and working on a solo project called "Empty Man." I'll have more on that later.
Y'all take care and we'll see you real soon.
|Aug 18, 2014 @ 7:37 AM | 0 comment(s)|
|SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014|
|New Song, new studio, band gets ready to record|
Just a brief not tonight. The band is gearing up for the studio in August and it looks like we are going to Caldwell to record the record. There is a new song in the mix, so the band is going to have to work extra hard to get that one ready for recording. Looking forward to seeing all of you on the road. Don't forget to share this website with your friends.
|Jul 05, 2014 @ 6:37 PM | 0 comment(s)|
|WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014|
|Hard at work...|
Well, I need to introduce the new rhythm guitar player since he is hard at work learning the entire Redneck Jedi set lists and original music. Not easy task for sure. Eddie Briggs is at home, studing and Jedi has a full band rehearsal in the first week of July. Studio dudes, get ready, cause Redneck Jedi is on it's way.
|Jun 25, 2014 @ 2:12 PM | 0 comment(s)|
|MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014|
Just a quick post to let everyone know that we are on target to getting into the studio. Dennis will rehearse with Eddie tomorrow. The set list for the tour is extensive and Eddie has a lot of learning to do, but he is up to the task!
|Jun 23, 2014 @ 9:43 PM | 0 comment(s)|