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Rustbelt City Limits - Detroit

Valentine Distilleries on Friday 5/17 - Rustbelt City Limits with Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils and special guests The Hillbilly Executives.

As we like to do, we are offering VIP tickets that will include goodies from our travels and gifts from the bands, as well as reserved, preferred seating, posters and more.

VIP includes, reserved, preferred seating, early entry and SWAG from the bands including:

Porkasaurus BBQ Rub from the Memphis in May, Super Bowl of Swine, World Championship BBQ team and friends of JWHD...

Also, What Would Jenni Brew fresh roasted coffee, JWHD patch, souvenir stickers from the bands, a poster, and a House of Fifi Dubois Rockin the Ranch/JWHD event t-shirt. A portion of the proceeds go to the West Texas Boys Ranch for at risk youth.

And at Valentine Distilling 161 Vester, Ferndale, MI

As always we thank you for supporting us at all our shows, but especially these events at Valentine. The mood of the room and attendees have made them extra special and we look forward to sharing a special night with you again!

PARKING TIP - Find handy parking at the municipal lot adjacent to Valentine. There is also street parking and additional parking in other municipal lots throughout Ferndale.

About the Hillbilly Executives

The Hillbilly Executives feature Downriver's Zachariah Malachi on vocals and one of Michigan's most praiseworthy musicians, Jackson Smith on guitar. Their band presents a traditional honky tonk sound that brings the past into the present with a flair that would make their predecessors proud.

Smith is irrevocably tied to the Detroit music scene due to his parentage. Raised in southeast Michigan by Fred Sonic Smith of the MC5 and Patti Smith, some would say he wears their mantle. But if it’s a mantle he wears, it’s one of being unapologetic in musical expression. Many people are taken back when they hear his skillful finger picking and penchant for bebop, western swing and honky tonk. His playing evokes the likes of 50’s era Chet Atkins, Charlie Christian and JR Barnard, wrapped together with his own unique twist.

Malachi was raised born and raised downriver but spent his summers with family in eastern Tennessee. His grandparents relocated to Detroit, as many did, for manufacturing jobs. "Detroit is where a lot of hillbilly talent came to be lost on an assembly line. Farmers turned to line workers to give better opportunities for their families.” Says Malachi. His father was a big fan of artists like Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. Those sounds and his family tradition aren’t lost on him as he reimagines the golden age of Detroit Honky Tonk.

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