The Number 9 Blacktops are a 3-piece rockabilly band from Carbondale, Illinois.
“Jim started the band, Cody joined the band, then Kasey joined the band. We have a pretty fun time playing music together. We've played in ten different countries and put a lot of miles on a Ford van. We write songs about cars, motorcycles, and pretty girls. We then drive great distances in that van to sing you these songs IN PERSON in your local bar...”
Fun Facts regarding THE NUMBER 9 BLACKTOPS;
- The Number 9 Blacktops have toured 11 countries now, 15 trips to Europe in the past few years.
- They are 100% professionally endorsed by Gretsch Guitars, Fender Amplifiers, Bigsby Vibratos, and Buffalo Trace Bourbon.
- Harley-Davidson stuntman Bubba Blackwell uses The Number 9 Blacktops songs during his events
- The Number 9 Blacktops played private birthday shows for the Johnny Knoxville-produced outlaw dancer Jesco White
- The Number 9 Blacktops have CDs produced by Eddie Spaghetti from the Supersuckers, and Rick Miller from Southern Culture on the Skids
- Jim has a side-band with Eddie Spaghetti, and JD Wilkes (Legendary Shack Shakers), called The Franklin County Trucking Company
- The Number 9 Blacktops were the support band for Chuck Berry 4 times in St. Louis.