The boys from Vienna IN the Basement with Nick & Bootsy – Andrew Stratman & Mick Byrd

Andrew_Stratman_and_Mick_ByrdWe’ve been lucky enough to hear both Andrew and Mick live at various locations and both fellas ALWAYS put on a heckuva show. On this week’s Basement Tapes with Nick & Bootsy, we get them together in the basement for some jammin’ and hammin’ it up. Don’t know these guys? Here’s a little about them to tempt you to tune in:

We first met Andrew about 3 years ago right after we started the Basement Tapes with Nick & Bootsy. He was playing a solo gig at Benton Square in Rolla.  He was one of the first local, independent musicians we played on the show.  Along with Jon Ammerman on drums, Jason Adams on lead guitar and Brad Cook on bass,  Andrew Stratman & The Dirty Midwest plays some hot Texas country and red dirt covers and originals.

Our first meeting with Mick came when he was playing solo at La Cabana Mexican restaurant in St. James. We haven’t had the opportunity to hear Mick and the Backroad Band yet, but we’ve played some of their original tunes on the show. The Backroad Band is Dave Jordan of Jefferson City, lead guitar; Steve Carraway of Laurie, harmonica; and Ray Spiller of Vienna, drums.

We look forward to hearing these two “Vienna boys” tear it up in the basement – we think you’ll like ’em! Catch us locally on K-KID 92.9fm in Salem/Rolla on Sunday, August 25th and online on Insane Realm Radio on Thursday, August 29.

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