Colonel JD Wilkes (The Legendary Shack Shakers) and his wife Jessica, along with “Slow” Layne Hendrickson, make up the hillbilly/hokum trio The Dirt Daubers. Based in Paducah, Kentucky, the trio brings to the table an ecclectic mix of Appalachian, ragtime, and hot jazz standards and original music. Several Legendary Shack Shakers tracks are covered by the band also.
Tift Merritt (born January 8, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter. Born in Houston TX, United States, Merritt moved to North Carolina at a young age. Merritt began her career playing small clubs in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1999 she released a 7-song EP with the Two Dollar Pistols, led by John Howie, Jr. The EP was very much a country music compilation as it featured two original songs and five covers, including Charley Pride's "I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again."
Narvel Felts (born November 11, 1938 in Keiser, Arkansas) is an American country music singer. Known for his soaring tenor and high falsetto, Felts enjoyed his greatest success during the 1970s, most famously 1975's "Reconsider Me." Raised in Bernie, Missouri where he attended Bernie High School, Felts was discovered during a talent show at the school. He had been encouraged to participate in the show by some of his classmates, and it just so happened that a talent agent was attending the performance at the time.
David Geraghty is a member of the Irish rock band Bell X1who embarked on a solo career with his debut album Kill your Darlings, released in September 2007. David Geraghty will release his second album 'The Victory Dance' in Ireland on August 28, 2009. The release of the album will coincide with a nationwide tour beginning in September with a live performance at Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co. Laois. The tour also consists of dates in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Louth and Dublin.
Liberation Works are Jack Clark (vocals/rhythm guitar),Gary Dixon (drums/backing vocals),Brian Wright (Bass) and Mike Vousden (lead guitar). The band started in February 2007 with Mike Joining in October 2007 after the departure of the original lead guitarist. The band was a collective effort after a series of vague cover projects disbanded. So the band formed together with the intention of creating a whole new style of music with influences ranging from Rock and Roll to Blues, Country to Folk Rock, Indie to Western.
Alabama 3 are a band originating from Brixton, England, their music incorporates elements of country, acid house, blues and gospel. Named for the Alabama 2, a legal case in the American deep South during the 1930s, in which two black men were hanged for allegedly raping a white woman. The name is also a nod to other victims of injustice like the Birmingham 6 and Guildford 4. In the United States, they are known as A3, after they were sued by the legendary country outfit Alabama.
The Legendary Shack Shakers' hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their wildly charismatic, rail-thin frontman/blues-harpist, J.D. Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.
Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955 in Memphis, Tennesee) is an American singer and songwriter. She is oldest daughter of Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto, born shortly before the release of her father's first single. She is also the stepdaughter of June Carter Cash and the stepsister of country singer Carlene Carter. Cash released her first single in 1979, a duet with Bobby Bare called "We Don't Need No Memories Hangin' 'Round". Two years later, she had her first country No. 1 (and the biggest commercial hit of her career), "Seven Year Ache".