Band of the Day


The Black Cadillacs

Full-bodied brew of blues, rock and roll revival, and soul, served up Tennessee-style
Watch the world go up in flames, and sit and dream about the day when you will be above the clouds.
lyrics from Run

The Black Cadillacs are a blues-based indie rock band from Knoxville, TN. With members from each of Tennessee's major cities, the state's famous sounds are well represented. Nashville’s recent brand of rock 'n' roll revival, Memphis' soul, and Knoxville's roots music combine to form an authentic and original sound. "The group displays a repertoire of grooves, rockers, and ballads," says Red Bull Sound Select of the bands SXSW performance. First cousins, Will Horton and Matthew Hyrka, founded the band with lifelong friend and neighbor, Philip Anderson. In 2009 the lineup was completed with the additions of John Phillips and Adam Bonomo. The Black Cadillacs have a sound all to their own with diverse influences such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. !Their live set is where this well-orchestrated yet explosive blend comes to life. “Amazing energy from beginning to end,” says Consequence of Sound. Paste Magazine agrees by calling them, “[One of] the top 10 Great New Bands that played CMJ”. The Black Cadillacs are hitting their stride playing over 100 US shows, a 25 date European tour, and numerous major TV Network/Motion Picture/ Video Game music synchs this past year. They recently spent time in Nashville recording a 7-inch Vinyl at Grammy Award winning recording studio Sputnik Sound, and are currently preparing songs for their highly anticipated 3rd album. Relix Magazine anointed the group their “Summer Stars” honor and featured them on the cover of their publication. The band is proud to boast upcoming performances at Bonnaroo, Hangout, Bunbury, Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Summerfest, and many more. The Black Cadillacs are Will Horton (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica), Matthew Hyrka (Lead Guitar), Philip Anderson (Bass Guitar), John Phillips (Rhythm Guitar), and Adam Bonomo (Drums). For tour dates, media, and more, visit