Confederate Railroad Replacement Band Plays “One For the Boys” at Ulster County Fair
Confederate Railroad may have been banned from the Ulster County Fair but that didn't stop the band that replaced them from showing their support.
90 Proof performed at the fair after organizer cancelled Confederate Railroad a week before the show. Lead singer Raymond Minew told the crowd, while wearing a shirt with Confederate Railroad's logo on the front and 90 PROOF SUPPORTS CONFEDERATE RAILROAD on the back..."In this great country, we live in we all have the right and the honor to have our own opinions and our own beliefs and it is my opinion, and the rest of us, that canceling Confederate Railroad was the wrong decision. But it was not the fair's fault. So to all you haters out there and all you politicians who think you can tell us what to do, we got one thing to say to you, you can kiss my country ass!”
The band broke into Blake Shelton's 'Kiss My Country Ass' before playing Confederate Railroad's 'Trashy Women.' "Let's do this one for them boys."
"We are a country music band supporting another country band, Minew told Hudson Valley Post. "People should have a choice on what music they want to listen to and shouldn’t be strong-armed by a political agenda."
Craig Morgan showed his support too, playing Confederate Railroad's 'Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind," a gesture that didn't go unnoticed by the banned band, who thanked both Morgan and 90 Proof on social media.
Confederate Railroad were scheduled to perform at the Fair. However, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan cancelled their appearance after a petition over opposition of the band's use of the Confederate flag, "a symbol of division and racism." A petition that only had 389 names by the way.