Born in the winter of 2005, Rusty Nail is a 5 piece band that plays Celtic infused Rock songs, inspired by such acts as The Pogues, The Tossers and Flogging Molly. With the strong Irish history in many of St. Louis’ neighborhoods on the city’s South Side, Celtic folk music has a rich tradition and a welcome place in our great city. Gaining the love and encouragement of our town, we have crafted our sound by playing a healthy mix of these traditional songs as well as a strong repertoire of our own original music. We began this experiment in the various pubs and festivals of metro St. Louis and built a solid reputation as an entertaining and energetic live music experience and a true-to-form Irish bar band.
Rusty Nail takes its name from an Old-Timey beverage made with Whiskey and Drambuie Liqueur. We feel that we are a potent blend of traditional and hard rock elements that works well at any party, club or booze-fueled festivity!
In 2011 we released our first “FULL BAND” album, containing many of our original and live show favorites. The record “Boozers, Bastards, and Bards” garnered great local reviews and bore us many new friends and supporters. While we are inspired by these traditional sounds, we aim to put our own spin on Folk Rock. We like to think if Shane McGowan or Liam Clancy grew up listening to Nirvana, they would create music that sounds like Rusty Nail!
So whether it is St. Pat’s and you are looking for a soundtrack for your revelry, or it is the dead of winter and you need a spot of whiskey and a jig to warm you, in Rusty Nail you will always find a great time!
Rusty Nail is:
Alvan Caby – Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
Chad Ross – Electric Guitar, Dulcimer, Accordion, Banjo, Guitar, Bouzouki
Dennis Frentzel – Drums
Kelly LaRussa – Violin
Pete McAvity – Bass
Chris Otto – Tin Whistle, Native American Flute
Mark Hochberg - Bass
Nathan Neff: Electric Guitar
David Eckhoff – Bass
Mike Killian – Bass
Trey Garson: Drums
Tony Hall: Bass Guitar
Pat White: Bass Guitar
Casey Carmody: Bass Guitar