Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band To Hit The Road

Mandolin maestro Jayke Orvis is hitting the road once again as his own man, with help from some familiar faces. The former .357 Sting Band member, and occasional member of The Goddamn Gallows has roped in the greatness of James Hunnicutt, along with Joe Perreze on banjo and Fishgutz (The Goddamn Gallows) on bass, aka ‘The Broken Band’ for a tour through the South and Midwest starting mid January.

“I’ve taken a bit of a break these last few months and now I’m itchin’ to get back in the van.” Jayke iterated to me through the miracle of electronic mail. “There may be some rotations down the line here and there but this lineup is pretty solid. Right now it just makes sense to run a stretch together and have James do a set too. I’m really lookin’ forward to bein’ on the road with my family.”

And people should not take Jayke’s time off from touring with The Gallows or this solo tour as a sign he’s done with the fire-breathing outfit. “I plan on being with the Goddamn Gallows more next year but will definitely be doing another solo tour. I’m thrilled beyond words that Baby Genius is back behind the drums, where he needs to be. This tour, the gallows have the full original lineup and it’s gonna be legendary.”

You can find the dates below, and of course, on the SCM Calendar. There’s nothing better that you can do to support music than to go out and see it live.

1-11-11 – Stella Blue – Asheville, NC

1-12-11 – The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN

1-14-11 – Ole Tavern on George Street – Jackson, MS

1-15-11 – Check Point Charlie – New Orleans, LA

1-20-11 – Beerland – Austin, TX

1-21-11 – Lizard Lounge – Wichita, KS

1-22-11 – Blue Note – Oklahoma City, OK

1-24-11 – Crystal Pistol Saloon – Tulsa, OK

1-25-11 – Blackthorn Pizza & Pub (21+) – Joplin, MO

1-26-11 – The Handle Bar – Decatur, IL

1-27-11 – Sideshow – Columbia, MO

1-28-11 – Kix Club – Quincy, IL

1-29-11 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL

1-31-11 – Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN

2-2-11 – Mac’s Bar – Lansing, MI

2-3-11 – Small’s ALL AGES – Hamtramck, MI

2-4-11 – Old Dog Tavern – Kalamazoo, MI