An Evening With Big Ass Truck

Proud Larry's Presents...

An Evening With Big Ass Truck

Fri · October 5, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Big Ass Truck
Big Ass Truck
Big Ass Truck was formed in the mid-'90s in Memphis around core members Steve Selvidge (guitar) and Robert Barnett (drums). The psychedelic funk band released its debut album on a local label in 1995 and gained a following in the South by touring with 311. After touring fairly extensively throughout the Southeast, Big Ass Truck was put in contact with Upstart Records in Boston via Robert Gordon, author of "It Came From Memphis."

Upstart re-released the group's debut along with the sophomore album, Kent. The guys in Big Ass Truck decided they wanted to do "something a little different" for their third effort, and Upstart put them in touch with Yep Roc records. The Sack Lunch EP was released in 1997. Big Ass Truck recorded the first half in a studio and the second half on a 4 track in the group's practice space.

Who Let You in Here appeared in 1998 and The Rug was released in 2001. Big Ass Truck guitarist/vocalist Robby Grant has released multiple solo albums and he and Barnett have since formed the offbeat indie rock outfit Mouserocket.

Big Ass Truck (BAT) is an American rock band from Memphis, Tennessee which incorporated elements of hip-hop, rock, funk and psychedelia in their music. The band included a DJ spinning ich incorporated elements of hip-hop, rock, funk and psychedelia in their music. The band included a DJ spinning records, that provided beats, loops, and samples during recordings and live performances. The group disbanded sometime after the release of the 2001 album, The Rug.

The founding members of Big Ass Truck included drummer Robert Barnett, DJ Colin Butler, bassist Joe Boone, keyboardist Alex Greene, singer/guitarist Robby Grant and singer/guitarist Steve Selvidge. the line-up changed throughout the 90s. Including bass players such as Lucero's own John C. Stubblefield, Grayson Grant and Dros Liposack, as well as keyboard player Chris Parker. At times, the band also included producer Ross Rice.
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In 1995, Big Ass Truck released their self-titled debut album. As a result of touring with other bands that drew big crowds their popularity increased and they released the album Kent in 1996. The band also released an E.P. and two more albums later on. Under the name "Big Angelic Truck" the band recorded two Christmas songs, "Do You Hear What I Hear" and "Holly Jolly Christmas" for a local charity. Later these songs were released as a limited edition single.

Band member, Robby Grant, is currently involved in a solo project under the name Vending Machine. He also plays guitar in the band, MouseRocket, with former Big Ass Truck bandmate Robert Barnett and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Alicja Trout of The Lost Sounds and River City Tanlines. Steve Selvidge has recorded and toured with The Bloodthirsty Lovers along with Dave Shouse who is the former member of Memphis lo-fi rockers Grifters and Those Bastard Souls. In 2006, Selvidge produced, co-wrote, and released "The Service is Spectacular" by The Secret Service . From 2007 to 2010 he recorded and toured with Amy Lavere. He now plays guitar with The Hold Steady. Joe Boone owns the Other Door Studio in Birmingham, AL.
Venue Information:
Proud Larry's
211 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS, 38655