Folk is a 4-letter word.

Americana, Ameripolitan, rebel-folk, roots, rockabilly, outlaw country... it's all "the old music that's new."  

Two parts outlaw and one part gospel, OTL can get barrooms singing hymns and church-folk singing shanties.  

 

“Touring with Justin, I really liked his sets.  I (of course) heard as many influences as in my own.  Blues, rock’n roll, rockabilly, country… I dug the simplicity of this songs and Justin puts on a nice solid, clean (in a good way) show… it was an honor to tour with the man!”

~Dex Romweber

(Dex Romweber Duo, Flat Duo Jets)

 

“One Trip Little is one part Cash, one part Elvis, & add a drop of Nick Cave’s deep voice, & you get a mixture of rockabilly, gospel, and outlaw folk that is sure to please fans across multiple genres.  ‘Cheap Bibles’ is a helluva romp – Staggering out of Tampa, creeping up the East Coast, and ending up doing time somewhere in the old Midwest”

~ Valient Himself

(Valient Thorr)

 

One Trip Little plies vintage-hued, gospel-dosed country-roots with upbeat Western swing appeal, his finely pitched vocals reaching twangy baritone lows in the 10 tracks on just-released debut full-length ‘Cheap Bibles.’”

~Leilani Polk

“One Trip Little Goes to Cuba”

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

 

“Modern Folk music.  Generalizing it, you may be picturing hippies around a campfire singling ‘Kumbaya’ or Bob Dylan mumbling something into a microphone with an acoustic guitar in hand. Maybe even Woody Guthrie singing a hymn of activism. You are right to some degree, but you’re cutting yourself short if you’ve written it off with just those thoughts with no further want to dive into such an endless genre of music.  Folk has been around forever and has been a voice for the ever-changing times and feelings.

One Trip Little’s ‘Cheap Bibles’ album speaks for today.  It’s a dark album, not for the hippies around campfires, but for the lost soul in an empty dive bar.  The songs hit deep and take you places.  Some places many of you may have been. It’s a solid listen.  A solid recording.”

~ Vic Victor

(The Koffin Kats)

 

“A One Trip Little show usually starts with a hymn, offers some heartbreak in the middle and ends with a story… Just like life.”

~ Tyler Killete

The Burger Online

Shows

Previous events

Shawn Ellis Last Drunk & Dance (memorial benefit)

Fubar, 658 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL

$5 donation suggested. Starts at 2pm. Headlining: Telekinetic Walrus. Also partying: Reality Asylum, Changer, Deaf Company, The Rosewoods, DEA & Saint, Yogurt Smoothness, Jimbo Shrump, OTL, Nick Boutwell, Ryan Lucas, Acoupstix, Sibyls, Slade & the Wasters, Bye Felicia

The Bands in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Kelly's Live, 2525 S Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL

Let's celebrate Johnny Cash's 85th birthday (at midnight) with some of our favorite local bands covering his songs! This event supports TREATS Dog Rescue (Training and Rescuing Eagerly Adoptable and Talented Shelter Dogs), an organization that pairs shelter dogs with inmates at a local transition house for training and adoption! Bring a donation of treats, leashes, shampoo, dog bed or anything dog-related EXCEPT dog food. We will also be accepting cash donations.

Johnny Cash cover sets by:

Surfin' Dead The Funeral Daizies One Trip Little Doug Burns Frenzied Passions Tarnish the Legacy

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Root Cellar Entertainment and Kelly's Live present DEX ROMWEBER! For free!

Called a "Rockabilly Hero" by Rolling Stone, Dex has toured with bands like The Cramps and Wanda Jackson and been credited as an influence by The Black Keys and the White Stripes, among others.

"Dex romweber was and is a huge influence on my music. I owned all of his records as a teenager, and was thrilled at the fact that we were able to play together recently on tour... His song writing, along with his love of classic American music from the south, be it rockabilly, country or R&B, is one of the best-kept secrets of the rock and roll underground." - Jack White

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Brokenmold Entertainment presents

Dex Romweber (of Flat Duo Jets) Thursday January 19 Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe 9pm / FREE

For nearly 30 years, the name Dex Romweber has been the password to a cool club. It lets the doorman size you up through the slit in the green door that leads to a world where rock and roll is still real… and real, real gone. Dex's progeny, impacted by his wild and wildly influential work in Flat Duo Jets, his Duo and solo, includes the White Stripes, the Black Keys, the Kills, Man or Astroman? and dozens of other bands that have stripped down, turned up, and cut loose.

Songs don’t just come out of Dex, they seem to erupt; there is an unearthly urgency in the singer and the song. There’s no tamping it down, Dex lays it out there every time. But sometimes – in all that mind-blowing sound and energy – the soul often gets overlooked, and Dex is, above all else, a deeply soulful performer.

Carrboro, with its cover shot of the railroad tracks that run through his hometown, where on a grey day or a dark night you'd find a young Dex immersing himself in the music of his idols, is his fourth record for Bloodshot (and his first for us a solo artist). Through 13 originals and far-ranging covers, Dex reaches into his steamer trunk of influences and inspirations, and fabricates an enthralling sonic quilt. As Dex describes his approach, “It doesn’t matter to me what genre—if I like a song I might record it.” It’s all different, but all of one piece.

On Carrboro, Dex assumes several musical mantles (and uncharacteristically plays all or many of the instruments). There’s the sparse and jumpy hillbilly liveliness of “Knock Knock (Who’s That Knockin’ On My Coffin Lid Door?)” with help from Rick Miller of Southern Culture On The Skids; “Lonesome Train,” originally recorded by Cecilia Batten in nearby Chapel Hill in ’57; and a take on the T. Bone Burnett-penned “I Don’t Know,” sung by The Dude and Ryan Bingham for the film Crazy Heart (says Dex: “the lyrics seem to be so much about my own life… damn I just had to record it”). With the fuller sound of the New Romans, a 10-piece Chapel Hill collective, “Nightide” is a Tarantino grind on the surf-deck of the USS Enterprise, while Mahalia Jackson’s “Trouble of the World” throbs with a thrilling apocalyptic gloom.

Dex’s last-call crooner persona kicks off the album with a surprising contemporary cover, that of English singer-songwriter Findlay Brown’s “I Had A Dream” (“It affected me deeply personally when I first heard it,” Dex explains). He embraces “Smile,” a Charlie Chaplin tune (yeah, you read that right) and the Jerry Lee Lewis obscurity “Tomorrow’s Taking Baby Away” with Waits-ian levels of resignation and weariness. And no Dex Romweber record is complete without some instrumental wizardry. There’s the tiki surf of “Midnight at Vic’s” and the sunset dreamscape of “Out of the Way.” He even turns “My Funny Valentine,” the Rodgers and Hart Broadway chestnut from the 1930s into the soundtrack to a ghostly roller rink murder caper.

In the end, the album plays like the jukebox at the full service honky-tonk saloon, jazz club, Tin Pan Alley pitch house, and blues joint along the tracks. Get off at the Carrboro station.