Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each others playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they loved. That philosophy continues today and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations.
Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band asthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 15 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from five studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites.
Trembling Earth celebrates a decade of live shows with the release of their first studio album “Creatures” debuts strong originals like the songs “Lookout”, “Words of Wisdom” and “Reno”. Currently the album is only available at live shows. Trembling Earth was founded by guitarist/songwriter John Heath in the year 2001 in Athens, GA. For most of this decade Trembling Earth has done shows in the South and across the Mid-west. John chose the name Trembling Earth in homage to his hometown and the Okefenokee Swamp, which translates from Native American to mean “Land of the Trembling Earth”. After a 4 year stint based in Chicago, and a National tour last Spring with shows in Waycross, Athens, Savannah, and Tallahasse, Trembling Earth returns to Ann Arbor, MI.