Big hair, a big bass and big energy are some of the ways Hot Rod Walt describes his three-piece band, which will play The Loft on Friday, July 20.
“We are rockabilly, psychobilly and honky tonk all wrapped into one,” said Walt of Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-DeVilles.
Formed in 2002, the band has released five albums. Its latest, Rockabilly Rodeo, came out in April. Many of the songs the band will perform will be from the latest release. The band sings about hot rod cars and mean women, according to their Web site. They are based in the Atlanta area and perform in Augusta about three times a year.
“We have a good following in Augusta – a good, loyal following. We’ve been doing Augusta for about six years,” he said. “There’s a special kind of crowd that comes to see us. It’s a subculture, but there are some who aren’t rockabilly types.”
Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-Devilles is comprised of Hot Rod Walt on vocals and guitar, Buford T Ogletre on bass and Steve “Burnout” Barnett on drums. When not singing about hot rods, Walt also works on cars and motorcycles.
“We put on our fancy suits, pull our hair up and have good fun,” Walt said.
In addition to the performance at The Loft, the band will be at Augusta Harley-Davidson, 4200 Belair Frontage Road, for the Hot Rods and Hot Dogs event around 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21.