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Blasting out of the musical wasteland known as Charlotte NC, The Tombstone Daddys have been blurring the lines between rock, honky tonk, and punk since 1994. Once the house band at Tabloids in Charlotte, The Tombstone Daddys reformed with a new lineup and began working on new songs in the winter of 2000. The past few years have seen them putting out impressive work that's earned The Daddys praise from bands like The Belmont Playboys and The Three Bad Jacks. Over the years, they've shared the stage with artists as diverse as Billy Joe Winghead, Rocket 350, The Immortal Lee County Killers, Mary Prankster, and the Crank County Daredevils. The Daddys have  opened for veteran rockers Poison, Cinderella, and Faster Pussycat as well as taking the stage at the Heavy Rebel Weekender in Winston Salem, NC for 2 of the last 3 years. (see pics page).

Described as Jason and the Scorchers meets the late-60's Rolling Stones, The Tombstone Daddys are finding a solid niche in the budding y'alternative and cowpunk music scene. Having played shows from Virginia to Georgia, The Daddys are always looking for cool places to play. Watch for them coming to a city near YOU!

As described in Atlanta's Creative Loafing:
Seven hard years on the Southern club circuit have served the Daddys well, their scrappy live experience fueled by twin guitars, a ruthless rhythm section and a combined upbringing colored by a wealth of influences...This Charlotte, N.C., quintet is hillbilly-minus-the-kitsch country with a cranky blues temperament, punk with a spine flexible enough for the dance floor at the local juke joint.
(Hobart Rowland)

If you would like The Tombstone Daddys to play at your club or event, or have an idea for a show, drop us a line...


The Band wishes a sad farewell and best wishes to guitarist Scotty Gates as he embarks on his new career.  We can only hope to find a replacement half as cool as you.  Good Luck...

THE NEW WIFEBEATERS ARE HERE!!  Be sure to pick one up at our shows or email for more information.  We have sizes S-XL and the cost is only ten dollars.  Check out the merch page for more info.

The song "Six Feet Down" has been selected to appear on a two volume compliation CD titled "The Dudepit - Volume 1: Pit Licks".  Look for it soon...

The band is currently recording the new CD at Mach One Studios in Charlotte.  It should be ready to go soon.

For those lucky enough to find a copy of the 2002 Heavy Rebel Weekender video, look for The Tombstone Daddys doing their version of "Haggard" about 30 minutes in. I recommend everyone find a copy of this tape as it features some incredible bands. There are highlights of the wet wifebeater show (rated R), burnout contest, crossroads guitar contest, and interviews with festival goers. The video is available at certain shows like the HRW and Elvisfest, or try contacting Dave Quick via the HRW website on our links page.

NEW SHIRTS HAVE ARRIVED!! Be sure to get our cool 'skull' limited edition black and white 100% cotton t-shirt at one of our shows. Come see any band member and we'll hook you up. We have sizes S-XXXL and the cost is only ten dollars.  Check out the Mech page for more info. 

The song 'Cowboy' has been selected to appear on a Charlotte compilation CD sampler put out by Sticky Gum Entertainment called: Kick Your Own @ss #1 (Communists Are Part Time Workers). For a list of the bands appearing on the CD, click here.