Join Hayseed Dixie front man John Wheeler live at the launch of his new solo album @ The Borderline on Thursday, February 7th, 7pm!
‘Un-American Gothic’ is John Wheeler’s first solo record, written entirely on the road during 2011. Best known for the past decade as the creator and frontman of the successful Rockgrass act, Hayseed Dixie, the band had spent nearly 9 months on the road and every mile of that tour John traveled, himself, on motorbike. Prior to the tour the band had mutually decided that after over 1,000 live shows together they all really wanted – and in some ways really needed – to take a couple of years off from Hayseed and do some different things. For John this was an important opportunity to, in his words, not to have to “just write songs about drinking, cheating, killing and hell for my character, Barley Scotch, to sing anymore – and then having to think, well, what do I want to write about then?”