The insurgent/outlaw country quartet from Reno, NV began in 2004 playing music that is honest and raw. There is none of the modern pop slickness that passes for country these days. Their music is as real as the grime and grit on old abandoned buildings in the small towns like Reno NV, Butte MT, Aberdeen WA, and Woodland CA that the members of the band grew up in.
Hellbound Glory`s sound takes up where the original outlaw country singers like Hank Williams, Sr., Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, David Allen Coe, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson left off.
"Basically I set out to write simple country songs in a simple language about my life and the lives of my friends and that is something you can`t get away with anymore in Nashville" says lead singer/songwriter Leroy Virgil.
Their sound draws on the roots of honky tonk, rockabilly, bluegrass, and outlaw country and has kept them on a constant touring schedule over the last 3 years performing across the country in large music venues and local honky-tonks alike. They’ve shared the stage with musical legends like David Allan Coe, Reverend Horton Heat, Drive-By-Truckers, The Blasters, Hank III, Nashville Pussy, Junior Brown, Dale Watson, Wayne Hancock, Jesse Dayton, Eddie Spaghetti (of the Supersuckers), Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), and many others. Here is what people are saying about Hellbound Glory:
“Leroy Virgil, frontman, singer, and songwriter for the band must be a tireless student of country music. His use of lyric is superb. He turns a phrase as good or better than any songwriter in the underground, or mainstream today. The way he constructs his songs is purely in the tradition of country music, but as fresh and relevant as anything else you will hear.” – Kyle Coroneos, SavingCountryMusic.com
“One of the year’s best albums to date is Hellbound Glory’s Old Highs and New Lows…thanks to clever lyrics, irresistible energy, and a sound that pays tribute to country music’s past while still managing to sound modern.” – Juli Thanki, The 9513
“Guitars and drums for muscle, banjos rolling through like hellfire, steel licks showing up at all the right times, Virgil’s pliable whiskey-and-gravel croon always exactly where it needs to be. It’s a legitimately fun and rewarding listen.
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