Check out this cool awesome video clip featuring our own Gina Dalmas on vocals! Thanks to songwriter/educator/performer Skye Zentz for recruiting Gina for this super fun project. The video is part of GreenBeats, a WHRO-produced series of animated shorts targeted towards young children. Each segment focuses on critical environmental issues and themes and this one in particular has some sweet animation. You can watch the whole video here - share with kids you know! Also share with a**holes who don’t recycle!
We discovered Tyler Mahan Coe’s podcast Cocaine and Rhinestones earlier this year when we opened up for his dad (David Allan Coe). The New Yorker says it’s “an addictive, sparkling podcast About Country Music” and we have to agree. The podcast seemed relatively unknown when we started listening, but as evidenced by the referenced The New Yorker praise, it’s since pretty much become a hit. If you’re haven’t tried it, give it a go. Tyler’s voice took us some getting used to (can’t put our finger on why exactly, he just sounded…different than we imagined) but we were hooked in short order.
We are also completely in love with Mike Judge’s Tales From the Tour Bus — but it’s harder to access. If you have Cinemax, go watch it immediately. If not, find someone who does and won’t mind you parking your butt on their couch for a while.
By Any Other Name: Gina Dalmas and The Cow Tippin’ Playboys to Become The Heart Stompers
Norfolk, VA Sept 18, 2018: Norfolk band Gina Dalmas and The Cow Tippin’ Playboys announced this week that the band is officially changing its name to The Heart Stompers. The band explained the name change reflects their evolution as a collective group as opposed to a solo artist plus band. Gina Dalmas explained, “We’re a team, we all work together, and we want the name to reflect our collaborative effort. Plus, the old name was a bit wordy and sometimes hard to remember,” she added. “People come up and tell us they love our band name… but then they can’t quite remember what it is,” she laughed. “They’d get my name right, but then continue with The Cow Catching Cowboys, or The Cowboy Tippers, or ‘something about tipping cows’. We love the old name but hope folks will love the new name just as much.”
The band will be playing the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival (with Jason “Hoss” Hicks) in Bristol, TN later this weekend, September 21-23 and the Virginia Beach Neptune Fest September 28.
The Heart Stompers (formerly Gina Dalmas and The Cow Tippin’ Playboys) are an alt-country Americana band from Norfolk, VA. The group won the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and the 2012 Veer Magazine Award for Best Country Artist, the 2009 Portfolio Music Award for Best Americana Music and the 2009 Meona Award for Best New Alt-Country Artist. Gina Dalmas and her Cow Tippin' Playboys reach deep into the roots of country music but end up making magic of their own. In a world of knock-off country bands aiming for that new radio sound, this band manages to keep country music like it should be, honest, straight forward, and from the heart.
Excited to be supporting Lillie Mae next week at The Camel in Richmond! "Lillie Mae is an Americana singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist and was a member of the sibling country/bluegrass family act Jypsi before working with Jack White and going solo." We'll be joined by Jason Hoss Hicks, mixing up our songs and his for a special set!
Yo everyone, it's spring, and that's way cool. Here's what's not cool: we had to cancel this Saturday's show at JVs due to a death in the family (not in the band). We know y'all understand, but we are sorry to cancel - DC peeps please go out and support JV's despite (or because of) our absence! We hope to be back again soon.
We'll be playing with Gordon Bradley on Valentine's Day doing a set of Neil Young tunes at the Norva. It's a night of Neil Young, with Brackish Water Jamboree performing "Harvest" in it's entirety! Come out and share the love with us on Valentine's Day.
Heres a little write-up from No Depression the last time we played with Gordon Bradley:"One standout performance, though, belonged, to Dalmas with a heaven-piercing Led Zeppelin tune, her voice doing all the ups and downs required."
Write-up from last Saturday's show --
"Gina & the Cow Tipping Playboys featured some raw, stripped down combination of country cum rockabilly. She sort of strikes a chord in my head like if June Carter was Johnny Cash, instead of Johnny being Johnny. If that makes sense."
I’ve been hesitant for years about writing posts, updates, blogs, tweets, and thus do so only rarely. Last year may have been my most self-doubting year of all – only one update to news on this page! We aren’t dead, plenty happened I might’ve mentioned. I’m always suspicious the content of whatever I might contribute might be trite, or boring, proud or boastful, inadvertently "borrowed" from another source, perhaps not funny, not enlightening, or woefully ignorant. Or I’ll miss a grammatical error, which makes me crazy. But after reflecting on this past year, it seems I’ve been on the wrong track. I’m no genius, and may not be particularly stable, but I’m certain I have at least as much to contribute as our current president.
Thanks to all who voted us Best Country Artist in the 2017 Veer Magazine Music awards -- we're celebrating our win by coming out of hibernation! Now that our bass player is mostly back on his feet after Achilles surgery we are venturing out and about and looking forward to our upcoming shows. Hope to see you there too!
Officially fall is only almost upon us, only 12 more days! But screw the calendar, CP Shuckers at the Virginia Beach oceanfront is having their Fall Fest a little early! The festival is tomorrow 9/10/16 with 6 fabulous bands. We'll be on the stage feeling extra-fabulous from 7:30-8:45pm. Afterwards we'll be hauling ass to our next gig in Norfolk at the Ocean View Mojo Bones, where we'll take the stage around 10pm or so. Come on out to one or both shows for back-to-back formidably impressive badassery.
Sorry all, tonights show at Mojo Bones in OV is cancelled due to illness. Hope to see you soon!
- 06/25/16 Saturday - Mojo Bones in Ocean View CANCLLED DUE to ILLNESS
Catch us June 4th 4:30-6 at O'Connors for the O'Connoroo Festival, and catch us again later that evening at The Thirsty Camel in Ocean View!
Playing at O'Connors Brewing Company this Sunday to benefit the ODU Literary Festival!
Thank you to the judges and everyone who voted - we won the 2016 Veer Magazine Best Country award!
We've been nominated in four categories for the 5th Annual Veer Music Awards! That's right - not one, or two, but FOUR! Thanks to the fabulous and discriminating nominating panel for the recognition! We hope you will take a moment to cast your vote and consider voting for us in one or all of the following categories:
Best song - "Lies"
Best Country Act
Best Live Performer
Also please take note our ridiculously talented producer and friend Shea Roebuck is nominated for Best Producer - he's got our vote.
Vote now through February 1.
The Veer Awards are presented by Starr Hill Brewery and take place Wednesday, February 10 at the Naro Expanded Cinema. Doors open at 6:00 PM, Show starts at 7:00 PM sharp.
Check out this Gina & The Cow Tipping Playboys inspired instrument of art created by artist Mick Grochowski for the upcoming Tidewater Arts Outreach 6th Annual Instruments of Art Auction! Thanks to Mick for the nod, and don't miss your chance to bid on this masterpiece February 6th!
Two more shows left on the calendar until we kiss 2015 goodbye! Catch us at the Thirsty Camel in Norfolk this Saturday, 12/5/15.