Red Meat named Best Country Band by East Bay Express

The readers of the East Bay Express have named Red Meat the best country band in their annual "Best Of" issue. Thanks guys!

Red Meat Videography

Feast your eyes on some Red Meat video. Below are links to some fine videos filmed either professionally or by Red Meat fans such as yourself. If you have any video from previous Red Meat concerts, send 'em in, we'd love to see them! Contact info is on the "Contact" page. But you knew that already.

From the Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco. May 2, 2008. Not professionally shot, but these two videos capture the Red Meat live experience as well as any video we've seen:

Here are some more from 2003's Johnny Paycheck Tribute at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. Red Meat with our friends Dave Alvin and the late (and sorely missed) Chris Gaffney:

A peek back in time. "Sparklin' Brown Eyes (Rambleshackle Shack)" live at the Mission District's El Rio, probably from the late 90s:

Red Meat performing "Ramblin' Fever", made famous by the great Merle Haggard. Recorded 1/25/08 at the Uptown, Oakland CA:

Red Meat performing "The Girl They Talk About", a song Johnny Paycheck recorded early in his career, from 2003's tribute to Johnny Paycheck in San Francisco:

Red Meat in France! "The Girl with the Biggest Hair", recorded July 2007 at the Country Rendez-Vous Festival in Craponne, France:

Backing Wanda Jackson, the queen of rockabilly, in Felton, California, March 2007. Bill Wence on piano:

"Ring of Fire", October 2006, Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco:

We're going back to Europe

Yep, Red Meat will head back to Europe for 3 weeks in June. More info to come!

New Years Eve Show in Sacramento!

Join Red Meat for a honky tonk New Years Eve at Old Ironsides in Sacramento! Also on the bill are Sacto's own Rowdy Kate, and the rockabilly sounds of the Tip Top Trio.

Christmas Toy Drive in SF

Red Meat will be playing a Christmas Toy Drive for the SFFD on Saturday, December 15, 9:00 PM, at the Riptide, 3639 Taraval (out by the beach), San Francisco. No cover charge, but bring a new toy (in package) for the toy barrel!

New album and CD Release Party

On July 24, Red Meat's new album, "We Never Close" hits a record store near you. It's a 12 song cd, and by far the best Red Meat album to date. Once again produced by Dave Alvin and engineered by Mark Linett, we are very excited about this one, and we hope you like it as much as we do! Join us in San Francisco for our cd release party, won't you? It's at the Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street, on Saturday July 21. Also on the bill are our friends from Tucson, the Hacienda Brothers, and our cousins from Missouri, Big Smith! Hosted by legendary San Francisco disc jockey M. Dung. Come on by and have a ball. Tickets at the Great American Music Hall,, and

Red Meat to play festival in France

We're hitting Europe, folks. Red Meat will play the 20th annual Country Rendez-Vous Festival in Craponne-sur-Arzon, France on Sunday, July 29. This is a three-day event, and it's the best country music festival in Europe. We can't wait to turn them on to some Red Meat. Also on the bill is Joe Ely, the Derailers, the Twangbangers, Rhett Akins, Cherryholmes, and many more. Visit the website for more information. If you're feeling a little extra jingle in your pocket, jet on over to Europe and jam with the Meat! We'll get you backstage.

We're playing with the Tennessee Three!

We are honored to be on a bill with Johnny Cash's legendary band, the Tennessee Three. This will be Sunday, June 10, at the Independent, 628 Divisadero Street, SF. Tickets at or at the Independent.