Let’s Promote the Promoters. The Brass Rail would be nothing without the hard work and no/low pay of a lot of music loving promoters. In no particular order here are people you should thank for putting on great shows.
Chain Smoking Records: Bart Helms and Anthony Fanger have done as many shows as anyone at The Brass Rail. Anthony slaves away on the business side putting out great music releases and building relationships with touring bands. Bart also busies himself in bands like End Times Spasm Band, The Staggerers and Thunderhawk. They’ve put on shows like The Devil Makes Three, The Two Man Gentlemen Band, Church Shoes, Harley Poe, John The Savage, Christabel & The Jons, The Hussy, Bears of Blue River, Pokey LaForge, TV Ghost, Mannequin Men, M.O.T.O, The Defibulators, Zebras, Shotgun Party, Bloodroots Barter, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Dex Romweber, Acid Baby Jesus, No Bunny, The Wiyos and many more.
Hillgrass Bluebilly, Left Lane Cruiser, Jeff Anderson, Another F’n Promoter: I’ve merged these four entities because the lines sometimes got blurred when they brought just some of these great shows to town: Scott H. Biram, The God Damn Gallows, Those Poor Bastards, Glossary, The Black Diamond Heavies, T Model Ford, Joe Buck Yourself, ANTiSEEN, The Pack A.D., Whitey Morgan & The 78’s, Doop & The Inside Outlaws, Possessed By Paul James, Delaney Davidson, Larry & His Flask, Tom Vandenavond, Soda, Mark Porkchop Holder, Henry’s Funeral Shoe, Boss Mustangs, The Midnight Ghost Train, Ben Weaver, Radio Moscow, Rev James Legg, .357 Stringband, Ha Ha Tonka, The Dirt Daubers, Bog Log III, Preservation, Wayne “the train” Hancock, The Hooten Hallers