Drunk Stuntmen banded together in 1993 under the long-lost moniker of Soup. These Massachusetts boys started off playing experimental noise jam, more-so due to inexperience on their instruments than an actual choice of genre. By 1996 they had moved on to writing cohesive country-tinged pop songs and changed their name to Drunk Stuntmen. By 1997 Drunk Stuntmen had borrowed enough equipment to record their first album in their basement with indie-guru Mike Flood. After emerging from the smoke and empty bottles of Jack, Drunk Stuntmen stood up on their own 12 feet and over the next ten years proceeded to release four critically-acclaimed studio albums and multiple ep's. By 2001, they were playing in excess of 100 shows a year from Holland to San Francisco. An eight-page feature in No-Depression and a brief mention in Time Magazine, as well as press from all corners of the globe, helped garner Drunk Stuntmen the national and international credibility they deserved. Being one of the first bands to have a website and release a cd with an enhancement, these web-savy road dogs have been able to stay independent of managers, booking agents, and labels up until now. 2007 has been a busy year for Drunk Stuntmen. A new record is in the works, albeit without long-time guitarist Terry Flood, who left in early '07. The band decided to remain a 5-piece and has been touring non-stop to maintain the polish on one of the best live shows around.
Drunk Stuntmen's music is now the link that fans of americana, rock, and jam/jazz/improv have been looking for. Drunk Stuntmen's collective influences include legends such as Neil Young, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Led Zeppelin, and Gram Parsons. Yet, the band churns out a refreshing aural cocktail, incorporating the sound of more modern rock pioneers such as David Bowie, The Pixies, and XTC. They tend to get compared to bands like Drive by Truckers, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket, but over the past 15 years, Drunk Stuntmen have definitely crafted a genre all their own.
Stuntman Steve Sanderson: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and vocals
Freddy Freedom (F. Alex Johnson): lead guitar, vocals and pedal steel
Soft-Rock Scott Hall: keyboards
Bow Bow (J. Scott Brandon): bass, trumpet, and back up vocals
Dave Durst: Drums.
1993 Mountain Funk; 1995 Prospects of Linguica vinyl ep; 1996 Dinner with Hal and Judy ep; 1998 Taking my Pee Pants Off; 1999 Live at the Mercury Lounge; 2000 More Bad News; 2001 Iron Hip ep; 2002 Iron Hip; 2002 Three Song Charlie; 2003 Live from The Netherlands (fan club only); 2004 Winter in New England; 2005 Trailer Life.
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