The outing kicks off January 10 in San Diego and wraps with two nights at the House of Blues in the Big Easy during Mardi Gras. Bare Jr. comes on board in support beginning January 17 in Austin, Texas for all but the New Orleans dates.

Cowboy Mouth willl spend about a month recuperating, then take to the road again March 23 in Austin, Texas, with hillbillies from hell Southern Culture On The Skids.

Highlights of the post-Mardi Gras trek include two-night stands at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.; Irving Plaza in New York City, House of Blues in Chicago; and The Firehouse in St. Louis.

Cowboy Mouth – a roots-rock/country hybrid – is out in support of its newest release, Easy. They’ve toured relentlessly since their 1992 debut.

Bare Jr. – fronted by the son of country artist Bobby Bare – is another band that puts its own unique twist on roots music. They came straight outta Nashville in 1998 with their major label debut, Boo-Tay, and earned a slot on that summer’s H.O.R.D.E. Festival. They have a new release, Brainwasher, due to hit store shelves in February.

Southern Culture On The Skids is a hard-touring act of a different bent – a hard-to-define mix of rockabilly, swamp boogie and Southern rock wrapped in trash-pop culture.

“Our music’s kind of like eatin’ in a Southern plate lunch joint because there’s a bunch of different flavors and they’ve all been cookin’ for awhile. But when you put them on the same plate, they all run together,” frontman Rick Miller told Pollstar.