You can’t beat the toe-tapping energy of the Nervous Fellas and their Rockabilly Blues rendition of Sam “Lightnin” Hopkin’s “Finally Met My Baby.” Led by the talented Mark Twang and accompanied by Ronnie Hayward and the Legendary Butch Murphy, this live cover is sure to leave you craving more. Filmed on the road in Hamilton, Ontario, at McMaster University’s Downstairs John, affectionately known as “The Hammer,” this video captures the band’s raw talent and undeniable stage presence.

In 1988, the Nervous Fellas, comprised of Butch Murphy on vocals, Ronnie Hayward on Doghouse Bass, Mark Twang on Geetar, and Al Davie on Drums.
Later they released the song on their LP “Born To Be Wild” on Nervous Fellas U.K. Find out more about this captivating Rockabilly Blues performance and listen to the studio version of the song.

The Nervous Fellas continue to dazzle with their Rockabilly Blues version of “Finally Met My Baby” in this video filmed by Mark Twang. Performing on the road in Hamilton, Ontario, at McMaster University’s Downstairs John, they bring their electrifying energy to the stage. Butch Murphy on vocals, Ronnie Hayward on Doghouse Bass, Mark Twang on Geetar, and Al Davie on Drums showcase their musical prowess and undeniable chemistry. If you’re a fan of Rockabilly or just looking for the perfect blend of blues and rock, this live cover is a must-watch. Discover more about the Nervous Fellas and their acclaimed album “Born To Be Wild” on Nervous Fellas U.K. and listen to the captivating studio version of “Finally Met My Baby.”

Nervous Fellas Rockabilly Blues Finally Met My Baby

You can download the free Rockabilly Blues song “Finally Met My Baby” by the Nervous Fellas from their website: Nervous Fellas – Finally Met My Baby – Download Free.

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The Nervous Fellas, featuring Mark Twang and Ronnie Hayward, along with the Legendary Butch Murphy, perform live Rockabilly Blues on the road at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, known as “The Hammer.” (Visit McMaster University for more information.)

Their rendition of Lightnin’ Hopkin’s “Finally Met My Baby” can be found on their LP “Born To Be Wild,” released by Nervous Fellas U.K.

The original Nervous Fellas lineup consisted of:

  • Butch Murphy on Vocals
  • Ronnie Hayward on Doghouse Bass
  • Mark Twang on Geetar
  • Al Davie on Drums

A special shout-out to Doug “Cool Fool” Carter for capturing the entire night on film. You can follow Doug and his work on his blog.

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If you want to listen to a studio version of the song, click here.

And don’t forget, you can download the free Rockabilly Blues song “Finally Met My Baby” by the Nervous Fellas from their website: Nervous Fellas – Finally Met My Baby – Download Free.

Introduction

If you’re a fan of rockabilly music and blues tunes that will get your toes tapping, then you need to check out the Nervous Fellas. This talented rockabilly band has been making waves in the music industry for years, and their live cover of Sam “Lightnin” Hopkin’s “Finally Met My Baby” is a must-listen. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Nervous Fellas, their band members, and the release of this iconic song.

The Nervous Fellas Band

Formed in the mid-1980s, the Nervous Fellas quickly gained a reputation for their energetic and authentic rockabilly sound. Inspired by the likes of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, the band had a unique blend of blues, rock, and country influences that set them apart from their contemporaries. With their dynamic performances and catchy tunes, the Nervous Fellas soon became a favorite among rockabilly enthusiasts.

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Mark Twang and Ronnie Hayward

Two key members of the Nervous Fellas who played a pivotal role in the band’s success were Mark Twang and Ronnie Hayward. Mark Twang, known for his incredible guitar skills, added a distinctive edge to the band’s sound with his rockabilly riffs and solos. Meanwhile, Ronnie Hayward brought his talent on the doghouse bass, providing a solid foundation for the band’s rhythm section. Together, Twang and Hayward formed the backbone of the Nervous Fellas’ sound.

Nervous Fellas Rockabilly Blues Finally Met My Baby

Butch Murphy’s Contribution

Another significant contributor to the Nervous Fellas’ sound was the legendary Butch Murphy. With his soulful vocals, Murphy brought a raw and powerful element to the band’s performances. His ability to convey emotion through his singing perfectly complemented the rockabilly blues genre, making him an indispensable part of the band.

Location and Venue

The live cover of “Finally Met My Baby” by the Nervous Fellas was recorded at the Downstairs John at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Affectionately known as “The Hammer,” Hamilton provided the perfect backdrop for the band’s energetic and lively performance. The Downstairs John, with its intimate atmosphere and excellent acoustics, was the ideal venue for capturing the essence of the Nervous Fellas’ rockabilly blues sound.

Sam “Lightnin” Hopkin’s “Finally Met My Baby”

“Finally Met My Baby” is a rockabilly blues tune originally released by Sam “Lightnin” Hopkin. Known for his soulful and gritty voice, Hopkin’s rendition of the song resonated with audiences and became a timeless classic in the genre. The Nervous Fellas’ live cover paid homage to Hopkin’s original, capturing the essence of the song while adding their own unique flair.

Album Release

The live version of “Finally Met My Baby” by the Nervous Fellas was later included on their LP “Born To Be Wild” released by Nervous Fellas U.K. This album showcased the band’s versatility and talent, featuring a collection of original tracks and covers that highlighted their love for rockabilly blues. The inclusion of their cover of Hopkin’s iconic song was a testament to the band’s admiration for the rockabilly greats who came before them.

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Band Members in 1988

In 1988, the Nervous Fellas consisted of Butch Murphy on vocals, Ronnie Hayward on the doghouse bass, Mark Twang on the guitar, and Al Davie on drums. Each member brought their unique talents and personalities to the band, resulting in a dynamic and tight-knit group that created music that resonated with audiences worldwide.

Studio Version of the Song

If you want to experience the magic of “Finally Met My Baby” in its studio version, you can find it on the Nervous Fellas’ LP “Born To Be Wild.” This version showcases the band’s exceptional musicianship and dedication to their craft. With its polished sound and expertly produced tracks, the studio version of the song allows listeners to fully appreciate the talents of the Nervous Fellas.

Conclusion

The Nervous Fellas’ live cover of “Finally Met My Baby” is a testament to their love for rockabilly blues and their ability to captivate audiences with their energetic performances. With Mark Twang and Ronnie Hayward’s instrumental prowess, Butch Murphy’s soulful vocals, and the band’s tight-knit chemistry, the Nervous Fellas continue to leave a lasting impression on the rockabilly music scene. Whether you’re a die-hard rockabilly fan or simply looking to discover new and exciting music, the Nervous Fellas’ rendition of “Finally Met My Baby” is a must-listen that will have you dancing along in no time.

By Mark Twang

I'm Mark Twang, a musician, guitarist, and songwriter. I've always had a deep love for Rockabilly, Blues, and Roots Music. That's why I created marktwanglive.com. On this website, I share pictures, press articles, videos, and audio, giving you a glimpse into the rich history of The Nervous Fellas, a band I was a part of with Ronnie Haward and Butch Murphy. But that's not all. Through my eyes, you'll also experience the journey of other bands I've played with over the years, such as The Bopsters with Rich Hagensen, Trouble Bound with Britt Hagerty, and so many talented local bands and players. Get in touch with me at [email protected] and let's dive into the captivating world of rockabilly, blues, and roots music together.