2017 CONCERT SERIES
Four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare wrote comedies, tragedies, and romances with a fancy quill pen. Today, Andy Pirkle and Mike McGill pick up where Willy left off. Their prose is equally deep and satisfying, by turns humorous and tragic, delivered in a rock-n-roll, honky-tonk style that beats the hell out of iambic pentameter. Andy and Mike sit at the kitchen table, guitars in their laps, pushing beer bottles aside to scratch working-man inspiration onto the page with a cheap ballpoint pen. This is not The Two Gentlemen of Verona… this is THE BARSTOOL ROMEOS!
From Knoxville, Tennessee, The Barstool Romeos play original songs in a honky-tonk style all their own. You can set the Atomic Clock by Eric Keeble's drums, while Josh Sidman’s bass delivers a powerful pulse you can feel in your spleen. Andy Pirkle’s persona, voice, and guitar are the manifestation of bad-ass. Mike McGill’s vocals and electric guitar riffs will rip your face off. Yeah, you love ‘em already. Grab a beer, my friend, and tune in to The Barstool Romeos!