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May 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm- $20
Confederate Railroad makes their return to The Shed!
Headed by founder and frontman Danny Shirley, the former backup band for both David Allan
Coe and Johnny Paycheck got their big break by signing with Atlantic Records. The first single
from their debut album (“Confederate Railroad”) was “She Took It Like A Man”. It went to No.
26, a preview of what was to come. “The next two singles, “Jesus and Mama” and “Queen of
Memphis” went to the top of the charts. Three more huge hits followed, “Trashy Women”,
“When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back”, and “She Never Cried”. “Trashy” would
lead to a Grammy nomination and become their signature song. That album with six hits and
nearly three million sales brought Confederate the Academy of Country Music’s Best New
Group Award in 1993 as well as numerous nominations from the Country Music Association and
the British Country Music Foundation.
From rowdy country to raw emotion, a Confederate Railroad concert today covers a wide range
of feelings. Young people will be there rocking to “Trashy Women”, while their parents and even
grandparents will likely be singing along to “Jesus and Mama”. The band plays 100 or so dates
each year. Whatever the venue, they are right at home…be it a fair, a club, or a biker show.
Shirley, the lead singer and vocalist, and his mates, Mark Dufresne on drums, Mo Thaxton on
bass and vocals, Rusty Hendrix on lead guitar and Joey Recker on keyboards and vocals are
obviously having fun right along with their appreciative audience. At the end of each show, the
band stays around until every fan who wants an autograph, or to pose with the group for a
picture or just say “hello” is taken care of.
Cecil Allen Moore will be here to open the show!
Gates open at 6pm. Support artist takes the stage tentatively at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available at the gate the day of show for $5(+service fees and tax) more than online tickets pending the show is not sold out. No outside food and drinks are permitted. All ticket purchases are final. Refunds and exchanges are not available.