September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Germany, 2018

Working on Europe again for 2018!!! Details soon….. safe_image


August 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Eville Shindig!


This Sunday, September 3rd we’ll be playing the Eville Shindig at Pistons Bar in Evansville, IN. Tons of great bands!

August 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

Trucker hats in stock!!!

Trucker hats back in stock!!! $20 & shippin’


May 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Fco Tco news….

Be sure and hop over to the “fcotco” tab to pick up the new side project album from Jim, Sean, Taylor, and Spaghetti. And a big THANK YOU to SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country and Mojo Nixon for spinning some tracks!


April 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Franklin County Trucking Company

The FcoTco store is up!!! Click on the tab above to get all your truckin’ tunes and road songs!


April 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Callie on the Job

Thank you to the wonderful Ms. Callie Carroll from WSILTV3 for joining us on stage at John Brown’s last Friday for her “on the job” segment! Check out the info here.

April 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Franklin County Trucking Company

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You may notice a “FCOTCO” tab at the top of this site. That takes you to Jim’s side project with Eddie Spaghetti, Sean Hopkins, and Taylor Sprehe…the Adventures of the Franklin County Trucking Company! 10 sleazy truck drivin’ rock’n’roll tunes you’ll dig for sure. Check it out above!

April 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

Germany, Finland this Summer

This May/June will mark my 10th and 11th trips to Europe for Rock’n’Roll and good ole’ Rockabilly! We will be in Germany for 9 days at the end of May into June, then back to the Midsummer Jamboree in Finland on June 24 and a quick trip to Berlin for the Roadrunner’s Paradise Race 61 the next day. Looking forward to a rocking tour and seeing a lot of old friends!



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November 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

O’Douds Apothecary

We are happy to announce that we are now endorsed by O’Douds Apothecary from Brooklyn, New York! O’Douds pomades and products rock, and keep us looking sharp and feeling good both on and off the stage. Please drop by their website and tell them The Number 9 Blacktops sent ya!

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October 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

Acoustic album, Winter tour….

In the next few weeks I’ll start asking for your opinion on which Blacktops songs you want on the upcoming acoustic album. It’s going to be your call…anything off of Horsepower! Horsepower!, Daredevil Action, Cool on my Right, or The County Circle Track. I’ll tell the story of the song, some fun facts perhaps, and then break into a surely mediocre acoustic version of that said song haha! Stay tuned for more news.
Also, we’re planning a winter tour. Look for some new locations, as well as the old hot spots as well.

Until then, peace and grease ya’ll,