Chapel Hill, NC
Southern Culture on the Skids, the iconic North Carolina band known for it’s love of food and trailer park persona, has not played Savannah since 2000. Since 1983, when they formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, SCOTS has released 10 studio albums and played their unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop, all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy. Assisted by his cohorts in chaos — drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff — Rick Miller and crew have been prolific and ubiquitous for over thirty years. Rolling Stone dubbed them "a hell raising rock and roll party."
SCOTS has been described as a “raucous, sleazy, tongue-in-cheek party band obsessed with sex and food.” Their live performances have become notorious; they’ve been known to throw fried chicken into the audience and even hold eating contests. Their love for the southern delicacy is shown in their popular single, “Eight Piece Box”, which is a concert favorite and has been dubbed the “fried chicken anthem”. SCOTS has been spreading their music since 1983, touring everywhere from the NC Prison system to Mt. Fuji Japan. A greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B, and country fried garage with a side of psych, they’re what Miller calls, “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks.”