The UYC Experience and the Average Rat Band

today April 14, 2022

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Mr C will be bringing you conversation with kings of the underground music scene, White Boy and the Average Rat Band, the dynamic power rock band founded by Mike Matney, recently dropped their new single and video, Holy Cow.

WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND was formed in the unlikely small mountain town of Richlands, Virginia in late 1979 by guitarist and songwriter Michael Matney. Fresh out of high school in 1979, Matney would venture over the mountain to neighboring Tennessee to try his luck in the music Mecca of Nashville. There Matney would join Kriss Famous’ longtime established local act “Tabu”, replacing Ron Keel as lead guitarist. It was in this arrangement that Matney would be christened with the name “White Boy”.

In 1980 the WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND self-titled debut album would be released in a limited number of 300 copies, of which 50 would be lost. They would see very limited distribution, which only added to the curiosity the album would become. The band in the early 1980’s would have a short lifespan that would well be surpassed by their reputation on into the next couple of decades.

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Begin April 14, 2022 H 8:00 pm
End April 14, 2022 H 10:00 pm
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