That sound has been called a "jambalaya" by press and "country fried jam" by fans alike. Take it from the name, The Hipnecks, which combines the words "Hippie" and "Redneck" as affectionately as it unites trucker hats and flip-flops. Within that sentiment lays their genre-bending approach to making music. Music that is, in every way, firmly rooted beneath their feet in the fertile ground of the American Midwest near the Ozark Mountains.
No sooner than their first performance in 2004, the Hipnecks broke ground on their first album, Just Another Fine Day, and released it feverously in April of 2005. After selling over 300 copies the night of the release show, the band stormed the Midwest for 2 years completing several small tours that brought them as far out as Colorado's Front Range (twice) and winning a National Battle of the Bands along the way. From 2007 to 2008, the Hipnecks were holed up in Jamestown, MO's Bridge Studio, whipping up another batch of that "jambalaya," with new ingredients of mandolin and keys. The Hipnecks sophomore creation, American Night, was released April 10, 2008.
This Hipnecks have shared stages with Little Feat, Cracker, The Music Mafia (Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Cowboy Troy, Jon Nicholson, et. al.), Dr. Zhivegas, The Red Dirt Rangers, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland's Stragglers (sans Jason), and have been on tours that included Bubba Sparxxx, the Yin Tang Twins, and Tech N9ne.
They have also been fortunate enough to participate in such festival events as the Columbia, MO 9th Street Summerfest, Loyal Earth Day Festival, The Bluebird Festival, The Euphio Campout, the Lifestylez Snodaze Tour, and Dogstock, to name a few...
Pat Kay – Vocals/Mandolin/Harmonica/Guitar/Percussion
Zach Harrison – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Wes Wingate – Keys/Percussion/Vocals
Ryan Renne – Bass
Danny Riser - Drums