Roy Sludge plays vintage country, hopped-up honky tonk and raucous rockabilly with an emphasis on truck driving and drinking songs.
Roy and his band have been playing the New England area for over 7 years. Their live shows, described as "lightning in a bottle," earned the band a "Best Residency" nomination at The Boston Music Awards in 2012 and 2013. He was nominated as "Best Male Vocalist" in 2013 and 2014. His debut CD "Too Drunk To Truck" was nominated for "Album of the Year" in 2011. Twangville's CD review: "Old school in all the best ways, it might as well be a collection of lost classics from the Sun Studios archive."
With a deep, rumbling voice reminiscent of Jr. Brown or Ernest Tubb and his biting sense of humor, Roy's been entertaining roots music fans for over 3 decades. He was a sideman with Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Tarbox Ramblers and fronted the western swing "supergroup" The Spurs to name a few.
The Boston Globe wrote: "...he long ago became a central bloodline that runs through the tangled, twisting veins of the Boston rock and roots scenes."