Genre: Americana / Blues / Folk Rock
Location BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, US
Profile Views: 20225
Last Login: 4/18/2012
Member Since 6/8/2006
Record Label Insurrection Records/Dark Holler Records/None
Type of Label Indie
BioStarted playing banjo at the end of college in an effort to learn the E minor lick in the hillbilly chase music from 'Bonnie and Clyde' (Foggy Mountain Breakdown/Earl Scruggs) and it just went from there. Since then I picked up some guitar, mandolin, and dulcimer. On occasion I mess with a bit of electronica, mostly trance stuff. I also make/play cigar box guitars and other such instruments garage-born instruments. I play 4 string guitars as I never have really figured out what to do with 6. I listen to (or have listened to) nearly all genres of music excepting modern soul-less radio pop and new trash country. All in all music/art/creating are huge to me though life doesn't always seem to give me the time... .... CLICK COVER TO BUY ALBUMS! .......... Hogtie The Devil .......... Yesterday Will Be Better .......... Lullaby .......... Box Fetish ..........
InfluencesEarl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Tony Furtado, Roscoe Holcomb, Emry Arthur, Son House, R.L. Burnside, John Hurt, Skip James, Cedell Davis, Johnny Cash, Hank Sr., Howard Finster, Ravi Shankar, John Prine, Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, Old 97s, Driver-By Truckers/Patterson Hood, Daniel Johnston, Evan Dando, Todd Snider, Ben Lee, Ben Kweller, Mike Ness, Phil Draper (CBG luthier extraordanaire and helluva nice guy), Shane Speal, Johnny Lowe, Doomtown Jug Sluggers, Max Shores via his hill country doc, all the folks I've met who make instruments and music their way, left brain and right mind...
Sounds Likecowpunk-ass blues with more soul than Rick James and Stevie Wonder in a hot tub with enough diesel to hit you harder than Ike Turner which is not terribly dissimilar from the sound dogshit makes upon striking the pavement after being hurled from the Sears Tower...kind of
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