Our very first vinyl records just arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with y’all! This 45 features two of our original tunes, recently re-recorded at Red Lodge Studios here in Nashville, Tennessee. We’re so proud of these recordings, and hope you’ll dig them as much as we do.
Dawna Zahn - Vocals
Austin John - Guitar
Hank Miles - Upright Bass
Jason Smay - Drums
Recorded by McKinley James
Produced by Austin John & McKinley James
Mastered by Alex Hall
Liner notes by Big Sandy
Designed by Dawna Zahn
Photos by Kayleigh Walder & Joshua Black Wilkins
"My syndicated Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour leads me to a lot of great artists around the globe. There is always a new show to produce, new albums to feature, artists to interview, festivals to work, etc. However, there are those wonderful moments when an artist cuts through all the busy routines and clutter and stops me dead in my tracks. It's even more amazing when that artist is right in your own hometown. The Hi-Jivers are one of those acts for me. The band sounds so fresh with their unique vintage blues rock & roll style. Even their cover tunes sound fresh and flow flawlessly in their set. There are very few artists that I will add in rotation without even hearing the song first to decide if I should play it, but The Hi-Jivers will always get airplay. I know it will always be THAT good. Dawna Zahn's vocals and stage presence will knock you out. I didn't live during the time of the height of folks like Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, early Ike & Tina...but seeing Dawna's commanding presence is the closest I can imagine what those times were like. The band led by Austin John's jaw dropping guitar licks as well as Hank Mile's cool and in-the-pocket bass groove continue to take things to another level. I can't wait to see what's next!"