Four miserable lonely souls decided to get away from shitty music and go back to basics. Two guitars, a stand up bass, a blazing banjo/mandolin, harmonica and a heart full of sorrow.
THE LIVING DEADS
Hillbilly Hellcats Drummer! Jealous boyfriend!! Guns!!! Stolen truck! Plane ticket! New Bass player!
The Living Deads take Do-It-Yourself to a new level. From living full time in their RV, designing and printing their own t-shirts, to booking their own tours, this band takes it all upon themselves and they are still ready for more………
With Randee McKnight on drums/vocals and Symphony Tidwell on upright bass/vocals, they have made a name for themselves across the U.S. and Canada by “Kidnapping” various guitar players after their guitar player quit on them at 3 am as they were leaving town for their tour.
This rockabilly duo set out to turn the tables on the traditional way things are done in a band. Normally, it is the guitar player/singer who makes the calls. The Living Deads. Would rather throw a burlap sac over the head of tradition and start making demands.
They have kidnapped Danny B. Harvey, of The Head Cat; Chuck Hughes, of The Hillbilly Hellcats; James Hunnicutt, of the Revolvers; Hank Hays and many more.
There is no telling who they will have next in their burlap sack, so don’t even think about missing a show when they come to your town!
RUMBLE SEAT RIOT
First off, we are a band and not journalists, so spelling and punctuation will not always be correct. Second, we are a band and not big internet goorooes so sometimes it takes us a little wile to respond to post. Now, with that out of the way. Here’s a little about us.
O’l Larry Kaster is the reason why this band started. Just arived into town from Nashville TN and was on a hunt to find mu…sicians to start up a Rockabilly band. Well after frequenting some bars asking anybody that remotely fit the part , “Hey, do you play any music?” He found me. I really didn’t play much but had been messing around with song writing months after a hard break up so I said “a little. ” I let him listen to a couple songs I was working on and confessed I haven’t been playing guitar for very long but he was alright with it. I think it didn’t bother him because he himself had just picked up playing a stand up bass. Now he’d been in a few bands and has played multiple instruments but this was new, so in a way we were in the same boat. I never expected to really play a show in front of people. And with no expectations I guess I’m a little taken back that not only are we still playing, but playing with some of the best in out genre. Don’t know haw long it will last but as long as people still want to listen to what we have to say we’ll be playing the best we can. And as of right now we haven’t even begun to tap our full potential. Part of that has to do with our sec drummer Brian. He has definitely brought inspiration to the lineup. But I wont forget about Butchie, who helped kick this whole thing off. I learned a lot about song breakups and drum fundamentals from him. Not to mention much help with all the non musical aspects of starting a band.
Like I said, we’ll do this as long as we have listeners and people willing to support. Been a hell of a start, but its just a start.
Thanks for showing interest and support.