Jayke Orvis to Join The Goddamn Gallows Full Time on Upcoming Tour
When mandolin maestro and songwriter Jayke Orvis was unceremoniously booted from the now defunct .357 String Band, he found safe haven with the likes of the dark roots ensemble The Goddamn Gallows. After a few rounds across the country with the outfit, Orvis felt inclined to launch a solo career and formed The Broken Band, which became one of the most spellbinding underground string bands that could be found on stage. Then The Broken Band birthed it’s own offshoots The Urban Pioneers, and Jayke decided to put the band effort on an of indefinite hiatus for a while, while at the same time promising not to stay away too long, and touring some as a solo act in the interim.
Now word has come down that Jayke Orvis has decided to suit up once again with the Goddamn Gallows on their upcoming nationwide tour. Stepping aside for the moment is banjo player Joe Perreze. “I will be back with them onstage in the future and look forward to enjoying the show from the audience in the meantime,” says Perreze. The Gallows will be touring behind their latest album The Maker.
Opening select dates on the tour will be blues aficionado Husky Burnette, who is getting ready to release his new album Ain’t Nothin’ But A Revival! produced by Andy Gibson on February 26th.
This tour will not be for the faint of heart. But for those to like blood, fire, and all manner of wild antics mixed into the darkest, hardest roots music in existence, the Goddamn Gallows are a sight to behold.
Feb 17 – The Gas Lamp w/ The Devils Cut – Des Moines, IA
Feb 18 – The Demo w/ The Devil’s Cut St – Louis, MO
Feb 19 – Westport Saloon w/ The Devils Cut – Kansas City, MO
Feb 20 – Outland Ballroom w/ The Devils Cut – Springfield, MO
Feb 21 – Lizards Lounge w/ The Devils Cut – Wichita, KS
Feb 23 – J & J Gallery Bar w/ The Devils Cut – Topeka, KS
Feb 24 – Fur Shop w/ The Devils Cut – Tulsa, OK
Feb 25 – Maxine’s w/ The Devils Cut – Hot Springs, AR
Feb 26 – The Sidewinder w/ The Devil’s Cut / Cunto! – Austin, TX
Feb 27 – Siberia w/ The Devils Cut – New Orleans, LA
Mar 01 – Cosmic Charlie’s w/ Husky Burnette – Lexington, KY
Mar 03 – The Jinx w/ Husky Burnette – Savannah, GA
Mar 04 – Brass Mug w/ Husky Burnette – Tampa, FL
Mar 05 – Propaganda w/ Husky Burnette – West Palm Beach, FL
Mar 06 – Will’s Pub w/ Amigo The Devil, Husky BUrnette – Orlando, FL
Mar 08 – Burro Bar w/ Mudtown – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 10 – The Sparrow – North Charleston, SC
Mar 11 – Star Bar w/ The Vaginas – Atlanta, GA
Mar 12 – The Basement East w/ Husky Burnette – Nashville, TN
Mar 13 – The Grey Eagle w/ Husky Burnette – Asheville, NC
Mar 15 – The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
Mar 17 – Wonderland – Richmond, VA
Mar 18 – Belvedere’s w/ Husky Burnette – Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 19 – McGarvey’s – Altoona, PA
Mar 20 – Schmitts Saloon – Morgantown, WV
Mar 22 – Bar XIII – Wilmington, DE
Mar 24 – The Knitting Factory w/ Outlaw Ritual – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 25 – Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 26 – Roxy and Dukes w/ Outlaw Ritual – Dunellen, NJ
Mar 27 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
Mar 28 – The Middle East w/ King Sickbilly Trio – Boston, MA
Mar 29 – The Anchor – Kingston, NY
Mar 31 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Apr 01 – Reggies – Chicago, IL
Apr 02 – Majestic CafÃ© – Detroit, MI
May 13 – Lyric Room @ Keggers – Green Bay, WI
February 7, 2016 @ 1:30 pm
Yes! This is great news. Jayke adds something really special to The Goddamn Gallows live performance. I hope this doesn’t set back any Broken Band recordings though. Jayke Orvis has become my all time favorite roots artist since the .357 split
February 7, 2016 @ 2:15 pm
So basically we’re looking at a Rated NC-17 Bluegrass/Country band?
February 7, 2016 @ 3:10 pm
So I guess they must’ve gotten those charges dropped or something? I remember they had a fundraiser going with an album a little while back for bail money / legal fees etc
Stoked that they’re coming to NC btw they sure put on one hell of a show
February 7, 2016 @ 3:56 pm
Sign me up!
Although the place they are playing in Pittsburgh, Belvedere’s, I never heard of and one site says permanently closed another says re- opening soon. So, I’ll wait to get my tickets day of.
February 7, 2016 @ 6:09 pm
He’s a badass dude
February 7, 2016 @ 6:23 pm
I hate the name of this group.
February 8, 2016 @ 7:18 am
February 8, 2016 @ 9:16 am
***GODDAMNIT I hate the name of this group.
February 7, 2016 @ 8:27 pm
Guess they read the article about Houston. Darn it, had my eye on that mandolin. Lol just kidding .
Who are the vaginas, have you ever seen the vaginas? How many vaginas are there in the vaginas?
February 9, 2016 @ 10:16 am
It’s gonna be a wild tour… Joe and his wife are having a baby so he’s out for awhile but its gonna be great to have Orvis back out with them… Oh and to the person who said they hoped this won’t delay any Broken Band recordings, as Trig kind of states, The Broken Band is dead. Liz and Jared are doing The Urban Pioneers, James is doing his solo shit and being overly positive, and Jayke’s been doing some solo stuff (even recorded a bit) and now is back in The GALLOWS… personally I think we need a .357 Reunion with both Jayke and Billy Cook who replaced him on “Lightning From The North”
February 9, 2016 @ 12:51 pm
Saying the Broken Band is dead is kind of like saying Bob Wayne’s Outlaw Carnies are gone forever just because Stump Tail Dolly was formed… There’s always more musicians out there to take someone’s place. Not that I would like to see anyone other than Hunnicut, Joe, Jared and Liz up there with him. They where badass. Remember, Fishgutzzz was the first bass player in the Broken Band. Even if Jayke turns to more solo recordings, I’m very excited to hear what he has to offer. A .357 reunion would be cool but I don’t think there is enough money floating around in the roots scene to get Rick Ness off of Gold Rush
February 9, 2016 @ 3:03 pm
I say bring the .357 string band to Alaska and have them perform on Gold Rush so the world can see!
February 15, 2016 @ 6:27 pm
Just got tickets for the STL show…this oughta be fun.
February 19, 2016 @ 6:12 pm
And it was. Helluva good time. Trig, you might want to check out Wolfpussy. They were one of the opening acts for Goddamn Gallows in STL, and almost reminded me of Hank III with a touch of influence from Sixteen Horsepower. Great act.