Posted in music | tour dates on February 19, 2010

David Allan Coe

Coe was in and out of reform schools, correction centers, and prisons from the age of 9. According to his publicity campaigns, he spent time on death row for killing an inmate who demanded oral sex. A public TV documentary produced by KERA Dallas followed Coe back to the prison where he did time. The show ended with a director's note that prison officials could not back up Coe's claims of being on death row. Rolling Stone magazine questioned Coe about the claim in an article titled "Rhinestone Ripoff", putting Coe in a position of having to prove his own guilt. Regardless of the facts, Coe claimed to have been incarcerated at several prisons, including Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield OH (not the location of Ohio's death row at the time). He claimed to have been paroled in 1967, after which he made his way to Nashville where he embarked on his career, recording for small labels before being signed to Columbia Records.

Coe recorded two albums in 1978 and 1982 containing racist and misogynistic lyrics of extreme vulgarity and racial crudity: Nothing Sacred and Underground Album. Also available is a best of the X-rated albums compilation entitled "18 X-Rated Hits." Coe has defended the songs (such as one deriding an adulterous wife who leaves her white husband and children for a black man) as bawdy fun which never made him much money--as well as pointing out that his drummer at the time, Kerry Brown (son of blues guitarist Gatemouth Brown) is black and married to a white woman. Napster added to the confusion regarding Coe's racist songs by mislabeling offensive works by other artists, especially Johnny Rebel, whose songs are often mistakenly attributed to Coe.

Coe was a member of the one percenter biker club, Outlaws MC. Very early in his career, Coe was a sideman in the popular Cleveland rock band Eli Radish, founded by Danny Sheridan. [Wikipedia]

Those in the scenic burg of Ormond Beach, FL will be getting a full week of outlaw country singer David Allan Coe this March. Up in New York City though, we get only one but rare show by the controversial (see above) country music singer - he'll be at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, June 11th. Tickets are tickets are on sale (@ noon).

Those are just two of the many upcoming tour dates for the 70-year-old. All dates and a video documentary are below...

David Allan Coe - If that ain't country

David Allan Coe Documentary -- Field Of Stone - DAC

David Allan Coe - 2010 Tour Dates
Fri 02/19/10 Richmond, VA Hat Factory
Sat 02/20/10 Mechanicsburg, PA West Shore Hardware
Sun 02/21/10 Hagerstown, MD Cancun Cantina West
Mon 02/22/10 Hanover, MD Cancun Cantina
Thu 02/25/10 Texarkana, AR Shooter's Sports Bar
Fri 02/26/10 Vinton, LA Texas Longhorn Club
Mon 03/01/10 Ormond Beach, FL Iron Horse Saloon
Tue 03/02/10 Ormond Beach, FL Iron Horse Saloon
Wed 03/03/10 Ormond Beach, FL Iron Horse Saloon
Thu 03/04/10 Ormond Beach, FL Iron Horse Saloon
Fri 03/05/10 Ormond Beach, FL Iron Horse Saloon
Sat 03/06/10 Ormond Beach, FL Iron Horse Saloon
Sun 03/07/10 Ormond Beach, FL Iron Horse Saloon
Fri 03/12/10 Baton Rouge, LA Texas Music Hall
Fri 03/12/10 Dallas, TX Trees
Sat 03/13/10 San Leon, TX 18th Street Pier
Fri 03/19/10 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans Music Hall
Sat 03/20/10 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Sun 03/21/10 Knoxville, TN The Valarium
Thu 03/25/10 Sioux Falls, SD Orpheum Theater Center
Fri 03/26/10 Evansville, WI Wild Ride Saloon
Sat 03/27/10 Waukesha, WI Waukesha Expo Center
Sun 03/28/10 Taylor, MI All Around Bar
Thu 04/01/10 Colorado Springs, CO Cowboys
Fri 04/02/10 Denver, CO Grizzly Rose
Wed 04/14/10 Modesto, CA The Fat Cat Music House And Lounge
Thu 04/15/10 Redondo Beach, CA Brixton
Fri 04/16/10 Hanford, CA Fox Theatre
Sat 04/17/10 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House
Wed 04/21/10 Ramona, CA Ramona Mainstage
Thu 04/22/10 Laughlin, NV Tropicana Express Hotel Casino
Fri 04/23/10 Laughlin, NV Tropicana Express Hotel Casino
Sat 05/08/10 Greenville, MS Harlow's Casino & Resort
Thu 05/20/10 Port Huron, MI Military St. Music Cafe
Fri 05/21/10 Detroit, MI Blondies
Sat 05/22/10 Pittsburgh, PA The Altar Bar
Fri 06/04/10 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
Sat 06/05/10 Norfolk, NE Off Road Ranch
Fri 06/11/10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Sun 06/20/10 Myrtle Beach, SC Boathouse

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Comments (40)

The album he did with Pantera was freaking awesome.

Posted by noamjamski | February 19, 2010 12:21 PM

Daddy love mama, mama loved men.
Mama's in the graveyard, daddy's in the pen.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 12:25 PM

This should be an interesting Friday night in the burg.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 12:39 PM

Don't forget Brooklyn... He's Racist.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 12:53 PM

He's just fucking with you squares.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 1:00 PM

so glad i don't live in nyc. au

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 1:20 PM

Racist or not, his lyrics about black people are hilarious.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 1:46 PM

I hate most country music but David Allan Coe has some real good music. Shel Silverstein co-wrote some of his songs. "You never even called me by my name" Is a classic country song so is "Long haired redneck".

Posted by Clayton | February 19, 2010 2:15 PM

that guy looks cool... not.
meh

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 2:22 PM

I find it amusing that the controversy of a performance like this shows the true "if I was 40 in 2004 I would have voted for Bush" colors of the faux liberals that claim they are open to all things that live in the city now.

Posted by spiritross | February 19, 2010 2:29 PM

He's gonna shit down Williamsburg's throat!

Posted by Jonesboogie, Rawkansas | February 19, 2010 2:45 PM

What the fuck is 2:29 going on about?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 2:59 PM

fuck this old douchebag!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 3:30 PM

I hate white people.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 3:31 PM

White people hate you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 4:04 PM

How can anyone really be up in arms about an old white guy being racist? It's only worth mentioning or writing when an old white guy is not racist and it says up there his best frien... uh old drummer is black so either He's fucking around or Gatemouth has a dumb ass son, which I doubt.

Posted by Rw | February 19, 2010 4:07 PM

"I'm working like a nigger for my room and board." David Allen Coe

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 4:34 PM

Wow, the guys his hitting all the hot spots, Sioux Falls, Taylor MI, Ramona CA, Laughlin NV, WTF?!?

Seriously, the guy is a stupid racist old fart, and if you go to his shows and support him financially then you are too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 4:42 PM

Well damn, Gatemouths son might just be a dumb ass. I stand corrected.

Posted by Rw | February 19, 2010 5:12 PM

i can't be racist i hired a nigger to play drums for me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 5:55 PM

Kerry Brown is NOT Gatemouth Brown's son; the 'facts' are wrong.

Posted by cbgb2112 | February 19, 2010 6:11 PM

Jesus Christ, So Gatemouth doesn't have a dumb ass son (whew, this is a relief for some reason) and Coe is in fact a racist piece of shit, learning lessons in the comments section. Have a good night y'all.

Posted by Rw | February 19, 2010 7:00 PM

What!? A racist white guy, in New York as well? NEVER!! You're all fucking with me right?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 7:52 PM

He doesn't loooooook rascist...

Posted by as | February 19, 2010 10:15 PM

None of you spend enough time around drunks.

Posted by Your mom (for real) | February 20, 2010 12:20 PM

when I see a confederate flag I don't think racism...I think about the south. have some pride in who you are and where you come from.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2010 12:21 PM

^ ,,,and fly your Nazi flag high!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2010 6:28 PM

12:21 has got to be one of the most idiotic comments on this board EVER (and that's saying something)!

The South has little to be proud of, and plenty it should be ashamed of, and never forgiven for.

...and for the record, I couldn't care less if Coe is a "racist," or not.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2010 6:41 PM

Goddamn Nazi's! David Alan Coe sucks.

Listen to Townes Van Zant!

Posted by James | February 20, 2010 11:42 PM

"The South has little to be proud of, and plenty it should be ashamed of, and never forgiven for."

cliche yankee bullshit. feel free to carry on in your ignorance and superior attitude. I'm sure it's going to help a lot to bridge understanding and move the country forward.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2010 5:23 AM

lots of racists in the south, but just as many in the north. lots of liberals in the south. people are people wherever you go. i think some of the critics need to make things simple, so they say the "north is good" and the "south is bad." why can't it be about racist vs non-racist, whether you live in north or south?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2010 2:08 PM

David Allan Coe and Brooklyn Vegan. Never thought I'd see this pairing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2010 2:11 PM

5:23: I was born in Birmingham, AL, Johnny Reb - so go eat a Moon Pie, or rig an election (better yet - read a book). That's if you can get your fat ass out of that Stuckey's booth.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2010 2:58 PM

If anyone hasn't heard the album Rebel Meets Rebel, I recommend doing so.

Posted by Meranda | March 1, 2010 2:27 PM

My post must have accidentally been erased; Kerry Brown is NOT Gatemouth Brown's son. Feel free to contact me for further clarification. Conduct the shtick with facts.

Posted by Celeste | March 6, 2010 11:56 AM

David Allan Coe is an arrogant douche bag. Billy Joe Shaver is king.

Posted by Bolty | March 23, 2010 1:50 PM

Coe isn't a "racist." I think some of the Williamsburg hispters want to have some kind of "purity test" now to make sure everyone's heart is 100% politically correct. Get over yourselves, you humorless little shits.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2010 12:29 PM

II love your music .I saw David Allan Coe in Norfolk,NE.1977I will see you in Norfolk agian.

Posted by Steven L. Schuller | May 21, 2010 6:23 AM

COE is THE MAN!

HE'S COMING TO BILLYBURG TO KICK SOME EFFETE, SPOILED HIPSTER ASS.

LOOK OUT YOU SNIVELLING LITTLE SHITS, YOUR DAY IS COMING!

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2010 2:12 PM

REBEL MEETS REBEL by COE and DIMEBAG is a stone cold classic!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2010 8:21 PM

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