“The band members are small-town Midwesterners with serious musical training, and their genre-bending tunes pay as little attention to pigeon holes as they do.”
and Danny Carrol
The sound has been called a “jambalaya” by press and “country fried jam” by fans alike. Take it from the name, The Hipnecks, which combines the words “Hippie” and “Redneck” as affectionately as it unites trucker hats and flip-flops. Within that sentiment lays their genre-bending approach to making music. Music that is, in every way, firmly rooted beneath their feet in the fertile floodplains of the American Midwest. Rock & roll with hues of bluegrass. It is twangy. It is Ozarkian. It is most certainly Missourian – and there is nothing to the contrary about it.
The Hipnecks have released three full length albums; Just Another Fine Day (2004), American Night (2008), and New Boots, Old Soles (2012). Just in time to be featured on the latest release, Molly Healey joined the band in 2012 on fiddle, cello, & vocals following the retirement of the beloved Missouri hillbilly outfit, Big Smith. Needless to say, everyone is tickled to have her on board.