The Streakin' Healys, the greatest outlaw country band north of the Mason-Dixon Line, are your creepy uncle's favorite rough and rowdy, outlaw honky tonk band. They are born from a much simpler time when there were no lawsuits if you deserved to get your lip split and you could pay off the local sheriff.
Having an old-timey sound mixing with equal parts rock, punk, country, honky-tonk and whoop-ass, The Streakin' Healys are taking the Pacific Northwest by storm. They bring with them a refreshing discourse and showmanship that has been missing from country music for nearly a half decade, and enough gumption to fill the Grand Ole Opry.
The Streakin' Healys are showing the world that the west coast can deliver just as much fun as the deep south. They have what doctors call, "...a little bit of a drinkin' problem."
The Streakin’ Healys have been playing songs such as Shot After Shot, Do It, and The Devil and I for years at shows, and now their fans are finally getting to take those tracks home with them. But Big Mike Healy still has a few tricks up his long sleeves. With this album, he and band-mate Dirty Earl unfold the much awaited new tune, My Life.
The Streakin’ Healys aim to revolutionize the face of the music industry with their self-named drunkabilly style. Critics say Booze Fighter can be written off as gimmicky, but if you are willing to dig slightly deeper, you will find all of the songs are rooted on clever lyrics and excellent musicianship. There you will also find many callbacks to the band’s influences such as Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, John McClane, and Hanks I, II, and III.
If you make it out to one of their shows, you will be sure to enjoy their signature washtub bass as well as the band’s love of audience interaction (specifically during the Shot Song when Big Mike strongly encourages his audience to join him in taking three shots in the span of the two-minute song).
What you will not find here are wussy country ballads so don't come looking for 'em.
Daughters, lock up your mothers.
Vocals/Acoustic Guitar: Big Mike Healy
Washtub Bass: Dirty Earl
Drums/Vocals: Jesse Bell James
Fiddle: Sir Ian of Brandon
Banjo: Banjo Pete
Electric Guitar: Double Wide & Uncle Larry
Mandolin: Double Wide
Slide Guitar: Dan P. & Uncle Larry
Harmonica: Dan P.
Jaw Harp: Big Mike Healy