Hayseed Dixie began one innocent summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler aka Barley Scotch and
his pal, dobro and pedal steel player Mike Daly, drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship
from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s East Nashville
studio. Having spent the previous few years touring around with assorted country hat-acts, John had
assembled a proper pile of recording equipment and also a heroic collection of Bourbon and Scotch.
Fast forward through 17 years, 14 further albums – consisting of both original songs and
reinterpretations – and over 1,300 live shows, and Hayseed Dixie have evolved into a proper force,
one that some people deeply love, other people truly hate, and quite a lot of people have never
heard of. Such is the life of a cult band. Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical
The Welly is Hull’s legendary alternative night club and live music venue – existing for over 100 years! Hosting [w]eekly club nights playing the very best in: Indie, Pop-Punk, Alternative, Electro, 90s, Rock, and Drum’n’Bass. The Welly consists of three separate capacity rooms W:1 , W:2, LOUNGE, and our hidden ‘Pub in a Club’ Mrs. Wilson’s – named in honour of the woman herself, who ran the club in the early 1960s.