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The Bellfuries to Play Double Decker Arts Festival on the Ole Miss Sports Stage

The Austin, Texas-based “rock ‘n’ roll” band, The Bellfuries are scheduled to play the Double Decker Arts Festival presented by Caterpillar on Saturday, April 23 on the Ole Miss Sports Stage at 4 p.m. – which is considered primetime every year at DD.

The Austin, Texas-based band, The Bellfuries Photo by Rebecca Sensat
The Austin, Texas-based band, The Bellfuries
Photo by Rebecca Sensat

Why “rock ‘n’ roll” is in quotes in the above graph becomes apparent when reading the bio of the versatile Texas band on its website. Their sound, their genre simply can’t be labeled… but rock ‘n’ roll is as keen of a descriptor as any.

According to the band’s bio, when vocalist and chief songwriter Joey Simeone was tasked with defining rock ‘n’ roll, he said; “Let’s see. There’s elements of country music, rhythm and blues. There’s some improvisation on stage that I guess you could say is jazz-inspired. Throw in some gospel…plenty of melodies coming out of older pop tunes. That adds up to rock and roll, last time I checked. If we’re not re-inventing the wheel, I’d rather get to work than worry about renaming it.”

Wow! Well said, sir.

The Austin, Texas-based “rock ‘n’ roll” band, the Bellfuries are scheduled to play the DoubleDecker Arts Festival presented by Caterpillar on Saturday, April 23 on the Ole Miss Sports Music Stage at 4 p.m.  Photo courtesy of The Bellfuries/Facebook
The Austin, Texas-based “rock ‘n’ roll” band, the Bellfuries are scheduled to play the DoubleDecker Arts Festival presented by Caterpillar on Saturday, April 23 on the Ole Miss Sports Music Stage at 4 p.m.
Photo courtesy of The Bellfuries/Facebook

And, it’ll definitely be an experience to see (and hear) y’all cram all of that sound, all of that personality into an hour set before a screaming crowd of hundreds – possibly thousands – on a beautiful spring day on the Oxford Square: God’s Country.

The Bellfuries are: Joey Simeone (vocals/guitar); Jeff Seaver (upright/electric bass); Mike Molnar (lead guitar); and Chris Sensat (drums/vocals).

Check out the embedded video (top) to get a cool sample of the band’s sound.

More information about The Bellfuries can be found by visiting its website at TheBellfuries.com or its Facebook page: TheBellfuries/Facebook.com.

The Belfries album cover, 'Workingman's Bellfuries'
The Belfries album cover, ‘Workingman’s Bellfuries’

Jeff McVay is a staff writer and graphic designer for Hottytoddy.com. He can be reached at jeff.mcvay@hottytoddy.com

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