Detroit, MI: Named one of the three “Best Unsigned Bands in America” in 2017, the Gasoline Gypsies, of Michigan’s Blue Water Thumb region are continuing to blaze an independent, roots rock revolution path, all across the USA. Their latest single, the hypnotic Playing with Fire, follows two tracks released last fall, Walking Trouble and Freaks and Non-Believers, which both made it to “Power A” rotation at Americana/Rock stations in the Carolinas. Playing with Fire debuted on That Station 95.7 FM Raleigh (2019 NC Broadcasters Station of the Year) and Modern Rock 98.7 Wilmington, in advance of being widely available via digital platforms. Fire was also instantly added by the Hills 92.7 FM, their hometown AAA station in Port Huron, MI.
The North Carolina adds come in advance of highly anticipated upcoming tour stops for the Gypsies, Friday Feb 7, at Jesse’s Yacht Club, Wilmington, a Birthday Bash for their Morning Alternative am show, and Saturday Feb 8, at the Imurj performance space in downtown Raleigh. Since the Gypsies tracks were first added to rotation in these markets plus 94.9 FM the Palm, Columbia, S.C. last fall, Southeast U.S. fan enthusiasm for the band has been growing steadily, and advance ticket sales for their shows have been brisk.
“…I’ve got so much respect for a band like the Gasoline Gypsies, doing things their own way, indie and currently unsigned…great things are ahead for them in 2020! I am looking very forward to seeing this band live, I think that will be one amazing show…it’s gonna Rock, for sure!”
– Sean McHugh, That Station 95.7, Raleigh-Durham, NC , Chief Music Operator, Morning Music Curator
“…the Gasoline Gypsies delivered two sets of rousing, inspiring, harmony-filled music that not only showed off the band’s audience-pleasing stage demeanor but its impressive roots-rock songcraft.
Fans who drove from the east side of the state to experience this inaugural (all-acoustic) musical adventure joined West Michiganders for what certainly ranks as one of Listening Room’s most memorable concerts since the 200-capacity venue opened at Studio Park in late October …”
– John Sinkevics, Local Spins, Grand Rapids
“These Guys are so awesome to work with, they totally GET it…”
– Brian Maloney, V.P. Of Programming, Capitol Broadcasting, Raleigh, NC
“Walking Trouble” is such an amazing track! It really has a great groove, and it’ll sound awesome on the radio!! You guys are totally on point with what is happening in Rock Music right now…”
– Doug Podell, Program Director, WLLZ-FM, IHeart Radio, Detroit
“When I’m asked questions like who’s the next big thing – my answer is usually influenced by how driven I see a certain artist – artists who are constantly working on whatever it is – touring, writing, recording, and performing locally, but then, of course, they’ve also gotta bring it – and both the Native Howl and Gasoline Gypsies bring it …they’ve got styles that have major cross-generational appeal….” (Regarding dual CD Release Show for Gypsies and Howl, June 2018)
– Jeff Milo, WDET-FM, Detroit Free Press
As fresh sounding as they are retro, the Gasoline Gypsies evoke the spirit of rock and roll as it was originally intended…it’s music that helps us all forget our cares, free our souls, and jam together.
Their original songs feature unifying, foot-stomping anthems of life, that inspire their broad, multi-generational audience to sing along…the music of the Gasoline Gypsies sounds like fine vintage southern rock, rolled around in the grand ol’ grit of the Motor City…it’s music that moves people, and connects them, all at the same time…
In the past couple of years, the Gypsies have racked up five Detroit Music Awards in Rock and Americana, been deemed one of the “Three Best Unsigned Bands in the USA” by JBL, were Grand Prize Winners of the 2017 Michigan State Fair Superstar contest and voted Best Original Rock Band in the 2018 WDIV Local 4 Detroit Viewers Poll. They also are attracting regular radio airplay outside the Midwest, most notably in the Triangle markets of North and South Carolina, and now expanding west. The Vagabundos, the Gypsies multi-generational, highly active and loyal fan tribe, (named for their most recent EP release,) are a main driving force behind the band, following them to destination gigs and festivals all over the country.
Here is the lyric video for Playing with Fire: