"A dirty americana style blues duo with plenty of talent and swagger. It was easy to see this act was a real cut above the rest. Their playful interaction with each other on stage seeped out into the crowd and with the help of some looped beats and bass lines the duo had many in the crowd up and dancing from their opening number.
Songs about Woy Woy, classic blues covers and a dark humour. I cant wait to see them again."
Quote from Dan Beazley (Newcastle Live)
Formed in late 2010 by guitarist Hayden Maskey and blues harpist Paul Rubie,
Johnny Devilseed & "Old Man Rubes" have been doin' the rounds about towns, constantly blowin' the doors off venues, every time they perform.
With a huge repertoire of original songs ranging from the old timey era to the modern blues of today, their shows have been described by many as a, "full on, hardcore, foot to the floor, theatrical blues extravaganza!"
In March 2014, the blues duo released their debut EP "John the Revelator" to much critical acclaim and with the recent release of their latest E.P "Woy Woy Bound" the Central Coast Based act is finding 2017 to be one of their busiest years yet.
The Blues n Roots Duo has performed at many prestigious festivals up and down the east coast of Australia such as Vacy Blues N Roots Fest, The Re-Union Wollombi Music Festival, GosBlues and more.
Having opened for local and international acts such as, Dead Kennedys, Ash Grunwald, Johnny Diesel, The RumJacks and Claude Hay , Johnny Devilseed & Old Man Rubes have certainly carved a unique sound and reputation with their gravely voiced, fast paced, harmonica driven blues tunes.