Outlaw Radio Chicago Presents:
Fri, Apr 25
Sun, Apr 27
MoonRunners Music Festival, Scott H. Biram
Roger Alan Wade, Fifth On The Floor, J.B. Beverley and The Wayward Drifters, The Goddamn Gallows, Hellbound Glory, The Calamity Cubes, Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy, the Hangdog Hearts, Last False Hope, Possessed by Paul James, The Hooten Hallers, Filthy Still, Black Eyed Vermillion, Joseph Huber, Izzy and the Catastrophics, Highlonesome, Adam Lee, Carmen Lee and the Tomorrow River Two, C.W. Ayon, Coondog and the Stumpjumpers, Molly Gene One Whoaman Band, Whiskey Dick, Dog Bite Harris, T. Junior, Rachel Kate, Ten Foot Polecats, Robert Dean, Rickett Pass, Lou Shields, Nellie Wilson, Six Gun Britt, DJ Ivanna Riot, Johnny Outlaw and the Johnson Creek Stranglers, Lonewolf OMB, The Jailhouse Poets, The Imperial Rooster, The Tosspints, Pearls Mahone, Matt Woods, Cletus Got Shot
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 21 and over
MoonRunners Music Festival
MoonRunners Music Festival was created only two years ago by Outlaw Radio Chicago host and Last False Hope leader, Jahshie P. He wanted to bring the music of underground roots to one the of the greatest cities in the world, Chicago, IL. The vision was to create an intimate and indoor setting in a big city that would separate itself from other spring and summer festivals. MoonRunners and Moonrunners II were both huge success' with sold out crowds. This year looks to be just the same!
Scott H. Biram
In an era where most of the world is floating around on laptop computers and digital social networks, there's still someone out there coughing up chunks of salt, dirt, and gravel into a microphone, and banging out the bowels of what's left of the seeds of man on a 1959 Gibson hollow body guitar. These are the rusty scrapings of resin that have come from modern times having it's way with old time blues, country, and bluegrass roots music. This is Scott H. Biram, The Dirty Old One Man Band from Austin, TX.
When you put a lethal mix of styles and genres like his together you're just asking for a potent cocktail of auditory bliss and blasphemy. Bad Ingredients, his latest libation to hit your palate this fall on Bloodshot Records, is a 13 song happy hour guaranteed to kick your ass and leave you thirsty for more. Recorded at Scott's home studio and mastered by the legendary Jerry Tubb of Terra Nova Mastering (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam), Bad Ingredients delivers in both classic S.H.B. throat stomping style and ever-evolving as a songwriter substance. Crowd pleasing tracks like "Victory Song" and "I Want My Mojo Back" force the listener to bang down their shot glasses in time to the beat, as best they can, and sing along. While "Just Another River" and "Open Road" might just find itself into your cerebellum subconsciously while you fight the late night spins and reflect on another day lost to the night. Bad Ingredients might just cure what ails you and large doses are encouraged...pick it up at a brick and mortar or online this October 11th, 2011.
What makes a Scott H. Biram show unlike anything you've ever experienced? His live stage performance consists of a collection of vintage guitars, a couple rock guitars wired up through a wall of beat up road worn amplifiers, all accompanied by a stomp board of his own creation. The board is powered by two huge big-rig grilled subwoofers that sit directly behind him providing a powerful thump that obligates the crowd to shake their fists and their asses. His voice is driven through the slightest overdriven mics that make the vocals ride on top of his sound while blending perfectly with the rest of the instruments. Scott H. Biram is a man possessed. Why not let his dirty gospel enter your soul and join him at his First Church of the Ultimate Fanaticism...no wine, just whisky. Hallelujah.
Roger Alan Wade
Wade worked in Nashville writing songs for other musicians. Hank Williams, Jr. took his song "Country State of Mind" to number one back in 1986 and garnered Wade three gold records and one platinum. When Nashville stopped making country music around the early '90s, where was a guy like Roger to go? For years he played for next to nothing in honky-tonks and clubs entertaining anybody who would listen. Then in 2005, Wade's All Likkered Up became the first release on the independent label Johnny Knoxville Records.
Consisting mainly of novelty songs with a satirical nod to rednecks and honky-tonk culture, All Likkered Up brought Wade to a global audience. The tracks "If You're Gonna Be Dumb" and "BB Gun" were featured in the highly successful "Jackass" films/video game and MTV's "Wildboyz" TV series. But there were a few songs on it like "Sweet Wine of Sorrow" or the heartfelt "Johnny Cash has Died" that showcased Wade's ability to stretch out in a more serious direction.
Fifth On The Floor
Fifth on the Floor started out like all good bands do: on a Friday night over a bottle of Jim Beam. After a few weeks of songwriting, lineup-changes, and hangovers, the grouping of ChrisCollins, Robin Polly, Matty Rodgers, and Justin Wells solidified the group dynamic and sound that are instantly identifiable.
Less than a month after inception, Fifth on the Floor were hitting venues all over Kentucky. Soon after, the band was rocking stages in Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois, and Ohio. The songs that developed were recorded on FOTF's debut record, "The Color of Whiskey". The release is as much a melting pot of American music as the band itself, with songs ranging from honky-tonk to southern jam to hard rock, and everything in between. "The Color of Whiskey" is as unabashedly raw and straight-forward as FOTF's stage show.
With the 2010 release of their sophomore record "Dark and Bloody Ground", Fifth on the Floor has built a rock-solid testament to honest music, with nothin'-but-guts songs like "Shine", "On My Way", and "The Fall". The record describes hard times, but with its chin up and its fists raised.
FOTF wears their country/americana roots on their collective sleeves, yet the rock-infused energy of their live performance is something to behold. Having played nearly three hundred shows in four years, they've honed their show to an unforgettable experience. A Fifth on the Floor show is not unlike a one night stand: they let their hair down, kick your ass, and, with any luck, you'll remember it in the morning.
J.B. Beverley and The Wayward Drifters
Originally formed in December 1998, J.B. Beverley and the Wayward Drifters have steadily made a name for themselves in the U.S. and around the world. A "retired" hobo, Beverley took his experiences from the road, the trains, and the everyday American people that he encountered, and molded those experiences into some of the most heartfelt, real-deal country music to see the light of day in a long time. With driving acoustic rhythm guitar, slamming upright bass slapping, amazing banjo rolls, and other blistering accompaniment, Beverley and his "high lonesome" voice have earned a solid reputation for their live shows.
J.B. Beverley and his Wayward Drifters have opened up shows for Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Dale Watson, Lee Rocker, and other greats. They have been joined on stage by legendary Commander Cody guitar picker Bill Kirchen, and other friends in the music community. The band also has made fans out of the likes of John Carter Cash, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, Bruce Springsteen, and Piedmont Blues great Warner Williams.
J.B. Beverley & The Wayward Drifters have been featured on several radio and TV programs, and have done three national tours since 2005--one of which was a memorable seven weeks opening for Hank Williams III. The band has released two heavily-circulated demos, and a full-length CD entitled "Dark Bar & A Jukebox" (Helltrain Records). They have been touring since the CD's release, and are the subject of an upcoming documentary road film by Wayward Souls Productions out of New Mexico.
Beverley insists that as long as he can, he will tour this land with a passion. He is intent on reaching that core of the American people who miss culture and reality in their music. With him and his band there are no gimmicks, no "outfits", and no boot-scootin' pop country. With J.B. Beverley & The Wayward Drifters, all there is in the end, is "three chords and the truth!"
The Goddamn Gallows
The Goddamn Gallows came from the heart of America's Rust Belt, arising from a night of flophouse violence. Drifting across the states, they cemented their sound in Portland, OR and later in Los Angeles, CA, where they lived in abandoned buildings, squatter camps, storage units and shoebox apartments.
In 2007, they left everything behind and spent the next 4 years living out of whatever vehicle would get them to the next town. Building upon their original sound of "twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly"(Life of Sin 2004 and Gutterbillyblues 2007), they began picking up stray musicians along the way and adding to their sound; washboard, accordion, mandolin and banjo (Ghost of th' Rails 2009 and 7 Devils 2011) creating a sound referred to as "hobocore", "gypsy-punk" or "americana-punk", while never being stuck in any one sound.
The Goddamn Gallows continue to rapidly grow a devoted following with their volatile and spectacular live shows; a contagious, spontaneous eruption of unpredictability.
As their name alludes, Hellbound Glory is well on their way to proving they are a force to be reckoned with in the country music. Fusing superior song writing and hard living characters with a hard-edged country honky tonk sound. The group is known for its instrumental dexterity, while vivacious frontman Leroy and his compadres are also notorious for their down-home, good-old-boy attitude. This type of attitude and song writing chops, to back it up, have won over fans far and wide. Whether they are playing in front of two hundred or two thousand, Hellbound Glory delivers on their performance and leaves audiences begging for more as they envelop the crowd with Leroy’s powerful story telling and showmanship.
The Calamity Cubes
The Calamity Cubes! are a Kansas thrashicana band featuring guitar, banjo, and upright bass. They sing about love, drinking and murder, themes not unlike those found in the Bible.
Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy
Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy was formed in the Spring of 2007 at a party on 17th & Hillside in Wichita, KS. The 5-piece, including guitars, harmonica, bass, trombone, mandolin,banjo, and washboard has been playing their distinctive and aggressive blend of country, blues, dixieland, and bluegrass with various members around Kansas consistently for the past 2 years. Shows, though, had to be balanced with the running of a modern day speakeasy in the basement of an unmentioned bandmembers house. Bringing an energetic and original act to any bar, restaurant, basement, or park they play, CNS has been winning ears and hearts alike with their straight-forward, face-melting ungrass songs, toe-tappin country tunes, and their own midwest take on the snappy sounds of New Orleans. Always creating a good-time, drink 'em down atmoshpere, Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy bring with them an era-defying sound unlike any other, and an earnest understanding of what entertainment really is!
the Hangdog Hearts
"I write and preform all original songs. The goal I have set is to honor God and play my ditties for whomever will listen. I don't know or play a lot of covers, I'm not some musical prodigy and can't tear it up on a guitar. All I know how to play is what comes out. So what ever emotion is caged inside a song is what i let out." – Austin Stirling
Possessed by Paul James
"His musical style can only be described as insanely invigorating. Audiences have witnessed him exercise his skill, which has been known to enchant and captivate, throwing all present individuals into fevered states of ecstatic jubilation. This guy is a master of the fiddle, guitar and banjo; he sings about life issues ranging from love and sexuality to demons, God, salvation and desperation, all performed with the same invigorating passion as he stomps his foot during each song for amplified percussive effect. When Wert is on stage, you will feel singled out among a room of enthused bystanders, as if he is speaking to you alone for the distinct purpose of mesmerizing your mind." -J. Payne DT Weekend 2008
"One-man band Konrad Wert grew up in a Mennonite family, raised by preacher father and a piano player mother, which accounts for both the baptized-in-fire-soul and musical versatility heard in his gritty Old World music. Wert's mix of blues and vintage folk howls with a sense of explosive freedom and latent rage-not unlike an Amish kid emerging from the wilderness to discover America -that instills his simple guitar/fiddle/stomp-box arrangements with unusual passion." - The Onion 2007
The Hooten Hallers
Seeing The Hooten Hallers perform can be a life-changing experience. Their shows are fun, fascinating and a little bit scary. It is like being on a rickety, broken-down roller coaster. You are barreling down the track, not quite strapped in, with the wheels creaking from the strain. The whole train is shaking to pieces, and there is nothing ahead but more uncertainty. You don't know what's around
the next curve, but you know there is a chance that it could shake you to your very soul. Their music is an amalgamation of classic American styles and more modern rock n' roll: rifling through and mixing blues, punk, country, and even gospel in turn. We'll just say "Rock n' Roll & Hillbilly Soul".
The Hooten Hallers were formed in Columbia, MO in 2006: playing open mics and house parties until they developed a local following. For the next four years, they branched out and played as many shows around the midwest as they could, including several small festivals and short tours. However, it wasn't until early 2011 that The Hooten Hallers began touring nationally. Since then, they have been on the road almost full time. 2012 will likely bring an even busier tour schedule, with a route encompassing most of the United States.
To date, The Hooten Hallers have released a number of live and radio bootlegs, two full length studio albums ["We Have Friends"(2008), "The Epic Battle of Good and Evil"(2009)] and one live album ["LIVE at Widow's Peak"(2010)]. February 2012 saw the release of their latest studio album, "Greetings from Welp City". This album was recorded entirely live in studio, and finally combines the energy of their live set with the fidelity of a studio recording.
...The Hooten Hallers. They're coming, and you can't stop them!
Filthy Still started as a solo act on the streets of Providence, Rhode Island by frontman Jesse Roderick in the year 2008. After a few solo tours of mostly house partys and basement shows, Filthy Still was brought to a whole new level when drummer Jeremy Garland, banjo player Matt Olson and bassist Mike Walker all joined the band. On July 13th, 2010, they played there first "official" show as a full band with The Goddamn Gallows at Club Hell in Providence. Eventually, Artie Elmer joined the band playing his own style of 2 string washtub bass. they continued to play small clubs all over the Northeast and quickly started to gain recognition for there unique "Americana Punk" sound. After playing the 2010 Coney Island Rockabilly Fesival, they were offered an 8-week tour with Charlotte, NC's Hick'ry Hawkin's & The Panty Sniffers, an offer they could not pass down.
On December 12th, 2010, washboard player, backing vocalist, and Brother, Dylan Wolk, unexpectedly passed away in his sleep after the band played a show in there hometown of Providence. His untimely death nearly put the band to rest. After a couple months of not playing, the band decided to stay together and come back stronger than ever, in honor of Dylan. His spirit will forever be carried on thoughout the band, and his voice and screams can be heard on numerous tracks of there debut album, "All Bottled Up" which will be released in the spring of 2011.
On February 22nd, 2011, Filthy Still set out for there first tour with friends Hick'ry Hawkin's & The Panty Sniffers. 8 weeks on the road. The tour started out all around the Northeast with a rough start and ended down in South Florida 2 months later, and ended up being very successful. They have continued to tour almost non stop for there first year as a band and they will be playing on the Coney Island Cockabilly Road Show and traveling cross country starting in September of 2011. Look for Filthy Still in a city near
Black Eyed Vermillion
BLACK EYED VERMILLION was born Gary Christian Vermillion in 1969 as the product of a one night stand between an unemployed circus freak and a jackal. Abandoned by his mother, he was adopted by a roaming tribe of Buddhist Monk street sweepers, eventually causing him to find inner-peace within the gutter.
At age 7, young Vermillion fell into an open sewer. After being trapped for three days he was finally rescued; unconscious and badly hurt. When he awoke he could only communicate in swear words for a year and his voice was severely damaged from the septic fumes. He also sustained a head injury, resulting in his first set of black eyes which would lead to the nick name he still bears to this day.
At 11 Vermillion set out to see the world but mostly saw it from behind bars. As he stumbled around the world from bus stations to bars to shelters to jails, he was always just lucky enough to cross paths with some of the most talented people in the underground music scene. Stevie Tombstone, One Armed Willie, Handsome Andy Gibson, Cornelious 'the Pain' Wickenburg, Joe Buck Yourself, Heathen Bill, Stix the Clown, Whiskey Dick and of course the legendary Shelton Williams the 1st were just a few of the people that would help him realize that he had absolutely NO musical talent! But they also taught him that it didn't matter as long as there was a song in his heart.
These days Black Eyed Vermillion is being backed by The Vermillionaires; a solid line-up consisting of Fritz 'Burger' Nation and Johnny 'Sunshine' Johnson on Guitars, Kurtis D. 'Millionaire' Machler on Bass and Bircho Birch on Drums. Combining the elements of American roots music with the dark anger of punk and grindcore, they will be attempting to play as many gigs as possible, depending on everyone's ever demanding Rehab schedule.
Highlonesome is a group of guys being as real as can be. They play loud fast music, described as Mountainbilly, a mix of true American roots mountain music mixed with rockabilly influences.
In the world of a working band there is no greater constant than the road. Few know this better than Adam Lee & the Dead Horse Sound Company, the Kansas City band who put their original spin on that classic country sound. With the release of their sophomore album, 'When the Spirits Move Me,' Lee and company touch on many of the elements so familiar to their life on the road. From wild nights in far away towns, to barroom brawls and goodbye kisses, the band expertly explain their travelling life. All with the swingin' shuffles and country flair of your favorite 45's. But then again, winding highways and endless mile markers are something they know well.
Upon completion of their first record, 'Ghostly Fires,' the band commenced a wide-spread and heavy touring schedule. Since the release of 'Ghostly Fires' the band has also spent a good deal of time refining their already unique sound. While their first album touches on the more subtle tones of Americana, 'When the Spirits Move Me' focuses on the band's affinity for classic country. Twelve tracks of heartbreaking honky tonk that sound right at home in the swingin beer joints and rural roadhouses the band often plays.
Leading the way is Adam Lee whose basement baritone perfectly presents the highs and lows of life on the road. Joining Lee are Johnny Kay (electric guitar, mandolin) and Boomerang Dave Bruchmann (upright bass), and when this train starts a-chuggin, folks had better hold on. Their live show is a rowdy and rollicking good time full of all original honky tonk music -- songs to drink to, cry to, and most of all dance to. So bring a date, grab a drink, and don't forget your dancin' shoes. Adam Lee & the Dead Horse Sound Company are headed down the highway, and there's no end in sight.
Molly Gene One Whoaman Band
Molly Gene is a one woman band. She plays guitar, harmonica, and a foot drum at the same time. She was born and raised just outside of a little town called Warrensburg in Missouri. Some of her influences are Fred McDowell, Son House, The Rolling Stones, Bob Log III, Hank Williams III and much more.
At the lonesome crossroads where country and metal intersect, stand two swaggering badasses holding acoustic guitars. They're not interested in your soul they have plenty of soul already.
Cult favorites WhiskeyDick blow minds with a double barrel blast of dreadnaught shredding and hillbilly bellowing that makes you want to knock back a shot, stand up tall, and holler "Oh-hell-yeaaaaaahhhhh!"
The Fort Worth duo carry on the Texas traditions of super-powered guitar slinging and clever songwriting that make lone star music a worldwide curiosity, except Reverend Johnson will remind you more of Dimebag Darrell than Billy Gibbons and Fritz remains more lyrically akin to David Allen Coe than Robert Earl Keen.
WhiskeyDick's live show is a true spectacle: two giant, tattooed, mean-looking dudes saunter on stage and sit down in wooden folding chairs, then pick up acoustic guitars and proceed to amaze everyone by generating more power than a full band by means of Fritz's deep, rich vocals, Johnson's unapproachable acoustic guitar heroics, and their triumphant songwriting.
"We're just a train robbin', gun totin', dope smokin', guitar pickin' muthafuckin' good time band. Taking hillbilly music and spreading it across the land."
Their lyrics are their lives. The duo plays over 200 shows year, bringing their country-fried, no-collar sensibilities to small towns and big cities across America and building faithful followers throughout. On their travels, they've shared stages with the likes of Ray Wylie Hubbard, Shooter Jennings, HellYeah, Scott H. Biram, Pentagram, Foghat, Joe Buck Yourself, Antiseen, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, Honky, Bob Wayne, Nashville Pussy, Reverend Horton Heat, Weed Eater, .357 String Band, and The Supersuckers.
The metal-neck tandem, who formed in 2005, has produced four indie releases Rebel Flags and Whiskey, First Class White Trash, Drunk as Hell, and The Wicked Roots which yielded such live classics as "Evil's Got a Hold of Me," "Shooting Guns," "Barn Burner," "River of Sin," "Blacktooth Grin," and the rarely performed, audience favorite "Wookie Pussy."
With their fifth and sixth albums in the works and international touring in their sights, WhiskeyDick stands ready to introduce themselves to the world as the new outlaws of Texas.
Feisty Power Folk from Charleston, SC. Rachel Kate (Gillon) was born in Nashville, TN and will continue to be raised. No one thinks she will ever grow up, and she probably won't because it's not real. She is a rainbow circus ninja dream catcher soul kite flying smiling river flower and a lover of all things people, music, and arts. Rachel Kate creates creations from the soul. Interested in harmony and eeri-ness-sunshine and daydreams. Rachel Kate is a way of life. Step into her world.
HEYOOOH!!! Best have your best dance’n shoes on and your beer held high! Rickett Pass is built of 4 everyday bastards lookin to RIP up some tunes and have one hell of a hangover in the mornin’. We could tell you some long drawn out story of our lives but thats boring and takes away time from shoot’n whiskey and play’n tunes. So come out and party with us, and if you want our story “I’ll pull my fist outchya mouf and you can ask” smiles, see ya there. With Love, your Bluegrass Bastards.
Lou Shields is an Artist, Musician, Teacher and Skateboarder who has been living and working in the Chicago area his entire life. He has also traveled extensively and draws on life experiences when making his work. His music is rooted in pre and post war 20th century America with a 21st century perspective. He has a deep appreciation for Delta Blues, Country Blues, early Country and beyond. Shields continues that tradition with respect in the 21st century and transcends any specific genre. He released his first EP in the Spring of 2011 but has been making music for over 20 years.
Nellie Wilson was born to unwed parents in a trailer in an unincorporated town in rural Wisconsin and grew up in unincorporated towns within a 20 mile radius of that first town. Ms. Wilson eventually made her way to the big city... yep, Madison, Wisconsin. It was there she met her future bandmates; Rusty Shackleford, Dancin' Doc Franklin and Jed.
Ms. Wilson and Rusty Shackleford began writing country songs in November of 2009. Their shared affection for menthol cigarettes, shitty canned beer and all things tasteless helped the two craft songs through which Ms. Wilson's beautiful voice shined and the listener's mental state dimmed.
Dancin' Doc Franklin and Ms. Wilson met at a private university where they were both book-learnin' about music theories. During breaks from practicing voice leading and writing Neapolitan sixth chords, the Dancin' Doc (so named because he can diagnose and treat any song with his prescribed guitar riffs and do a jig at the same time) and Ms. Wilson wrote country ditties together in the cafeteria.
With his natural ability to pick up on something good and drive it to be something great, Jed caught wind of the forming band and offered to them the only pounding service of his that would not land him in jail in 37 US states, his wonderful drumming.
Nellie Wilson and the Hellbound Honeys played their first show in January 2010. Many shows followed and almost exactly one year later, on January 5th, 2011, the band released its debut album, Taking the "O" Out of Country. Following the album's release, the band introduced themselves to the American Midwest with a short winter tour.
Each and every member of the band cut his or her musical teeth in punk bands. The band's writing is influenced by everything from art music to classic country and metal which helps the band elicit a truly unique and interesting form of country music unlike anything propagated by popular "country" radio or television today.
If the good Lord's willing and the creeks don't rise, it'd be in the best interest of all those interested in not only country music, but independent music in general to check out Nellie Wilson and the Hellbound Honeys.
Six Gun Britt
Six Gun was born in Columbus Georgia on Dec. 28, 1987. Her father taught her to play guitar at 11 years old. She grew up in a musical family and was highly influenced by their talents and compassion for music.
Six Gun started playing outlaw country in the begging of 2007. She was influenced by a friend, Joseph Christ of Tennessee, to play this down to the knuckle three chords and the truth music. She also got her name from Mr.Spooky Holler from Spooky Christ Records. These two people helped her get started and on the right track to where she is today.
She now resides in Campbellsville Ky. Touring and playing shows whenever possible.
The Jailhouse Poets
The Jailhouse Poets are an Alt/Country band from Northwest Indiana. Started in the fall of 2012 by frontman Jeff Shepherd (Whiskey Business) and friend Matt Patt as an acoustic duo, the two soon decided to bring others into the mix and in December of 2012 they recorded their first EP “The Steel Mill Diaries”. In the summer of 2013 they shot a music video for their single “The Worst Wothdrawal”. Look for it on YouTube!
Here's the short story. Matt has been a figure in the East Tennessee music scene for the past ten years. Located in Knoxville, TN, he has performed in several bands as well as working as a solo artist. Matt has shared the stage with the likes of CAKE, Drivin' n' Cryin', Will Hoge, Kevn Kinney, Roger Clyne (of The Refreshments), Garrison Starr, Tim Lee, Mic Harrison (of the V-Roys and Superdrag), Doug Gillard (of Guided By Voices) , Two Cow Garage, Col. Bruce Hampton & the Code Talkers, Zac Brown, Graham Colton, Brian Vander Ark (of The Verve Pipe), The Features and a seemingly never-ending list of talented independent artists who aren't getting the widespread respect they deserve from points around the globe. Matt spent his earliest years with a band called Magpie Suite, which received a bit of notoriety around the southeast and produced three albums. Until recently, he worked devotedly with his latest band Plan A, where he wrote songs, sang, played guitars, played cards, drank beers, and often drove from show to show along the east coast in a big, brown van named Daisy. Plan A released and supported two full length albums between 2004 and 2009. Through solo performances and band appearances, Matt has averaged over 200 shows a year for the past few years, an average that would be higher if it weren't for a very unfortunate thumb-wrestling accident in the spring of '06. At home, Matt also performs in a duo called Adapted Wood with long time friend Tod Sheley every Monday night, and in several other projects featuring a number of talented musicians. He can also be found sitting in from time to time at random shows in the Knoxville area.
Cletus Got Shot
Started around a bottle of whiskey in the summer of 2007, Arkansas-based acoustic/punk trio Cletus Got Shot has been growing and polishing their sound at hundreds of shows around the Midwest. With passionate songs ranging from slow burning emotional intensity to raging calls to action, Cletus Got Shot has been bridging the gap between folk protest songs and punk rock rebellion.
Cletus Got Shot is a three piece band consisting of Adam Cox on guitar, Nathan Miller on mandolin, and Mark Landry on the home-made gas tank bass. Each member sings, and Adam and Nathan wrote all of the album songs, and are occasionally known to cover a surprisingly varied selection of songs; including gospel, country, and classic union organizing songs.
The raw energy of Cletus Got Shot performing live is truly a sight to behold. This may look like bluegrass, but it sounds like nothing you've ever heard... yet.
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