Despite their hard-living, honky-tonk-rebel image, the Road Kill Kings are actually charming, garrulous good ol’ boys. Formed four years ago, their crowd- and beer-friendly shows sizzle and smoke like a Robert Earl Keen barbecue/jamfest. Guitarist Gary Riley and drummer Ric Kavin will have your ears ringing for days, while Randy Cochran’s bass and Mike Stave’s fiddle sawing provide the perfect counterpoint. And fronting it all, Darren Ellis belts out bluegrass anthems, heartbreaking ballads, and feisty covers of Hank III and George Jones. The Road Kill Kings’ 13-song eponymous album has helped land them more than 200 shows in the past two years. With cigarettes in one hand and Shock Top bottles in the other, they banter and joke and reminisce about their days on the road: booze, boobs and their... More >>>