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Bassholes

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Within the wake from the 1992 demise from the posthumously-fabled Gibson Bros., three rings which were to define the garage area rock and roll and blues music underground surfaced — Bassholes, ’68 Return, as well as the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Of the outfits, Bassholes continued to be closest towards the rural isolated eyesight of traditional American folk-blues while concurrently taking the audio the furthest from traditional rock and roll & roll. Created like a duo in Columbus, OH, offering Gibson Bros. drummer High Lillash and songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Don Howland (acquiring the business lead on the rest), Bassholes possess since reinvigorated the blues duo audio that such performers as Lightnin’ Hopkins experienced made so powerful, and also have added components of punk, folk, as well as the “Aged Strange America” Greil Marcus explained when authoring Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. The music group has created a prodigious quantity of singles and full-length information, but it’s their albums that tag the high factors of their profession. Their debut recording (much like most subsequent produces) premiered on IN DEBT Information in 1992 and immediately after, Lillash remaining the music group and Howland became a member of up with after that-19-year-old drummer Bim Thomas. The pairing demonstrated productive as Thomas’ enthusiastic, apparently free-form drumming (that was, of course, usually grounded in blues and rock and roll rhythms) offered a release pad that Howland will make his acoustic guitar and tone of voice wail, weep, shout, and scream. Preferred Bassholes subject material includes intimate and social aggravation along with the intro of rock and roll, folk, and blues’ fringe root strangeness. Howland factors to the lyrics and music of such idiosyncratic nation blues performers as Skip Adam, Blind Willie McTell, and Furry Lewis — along with the Ramones first record as touchstones (“There is a menacing undertone, something nearly right, but actually catchy,” stated Howland). Bassholes’ information are, generally, incredibly lo-fi affairs documented on the inexpensive. But Howland still manages to obtain the idea across. And it wasn’t lo-fi because of its very own sake, either. Bassholes produced the very best albums using the resources that they had at hand, hooking up folk’s one area microphone atmosphere with punk rock’s DIY ethics. Great points within the band’s documented result (both critically and based on Howland himself) are the albums Blue Origins, GOOD WAY Blues, and Deaf Blend. Each one of these albums feature Bassholes at their most eclectic, combining genres, documenting fidelity, instrumentation, subject material, and tone of voice via an expansive musical palette. Additional recordings stage toward Bassholes’ punk origins and luxuriate in a rock and roll & roll quantity, speed, and attitude. Howland phone calls North Carolina house and Thomas remains in Cleveland, OH, but Bassholes continue producing abnormal music for misfit followers of misfit music however.

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Full Name Bassholes
Music Songs Long Way Blues, Microscope Feeling, Hell Blues, Dingleberry Jam, Nakema, Bald Headed Woman Blues, Judge Harsh Blues, Bowling Ball, Broke Down Engine, I Saw Beauty, Swimming Blues, Ass Welt Boogie, I Can Tell by the Way You Smell, Hell's Angel, Virginia Valley Blues, Love Cry Blues, Grief Bird, Swannanoa River, She Came on the Bus, Light Bulb Boogie, Big Moon Boogie, John Barleycorn, Knocked Out on My Lawn, Haunted Hill, Missing Linkster, Big Carnival Overture, Wife Blues, Hokey Pokey, Cabooseman Blues, Ear Candle Boogie, Stack O' Lee and Billy Lyons, Cockroach Blues
Albums When My Blue Moon Turns Red Again, Blue Roots, Long Way Blues/1996-1998, The Secret Strength of Depression, Haunted Hill, Archive Series Vol. 7: ...And Without A Name, Deaf Mix, Volume 3, Bassholes, Deaf Mix Vol. 3, When My Blue Moon Turns Black


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#Fact
1 He has German, along with smaller amounts of English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish, ancestry.
2 Second daughter, Fiona, was born on November 15, 2012.
3 Announced that he and his wife, Kim Painter, are expecting their 2nd child this fall [2012].
4 Married film producer Kim Painter in an intimate oceanside ceremony at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 28, 2010. Chad's brother, Rob Lowe, was best man, while the pair's 15-month-old daughter, Mabel, served as ring bearer.
5 He and girlfriend, Kim Painter, became the parents of a girl, Mabel Painter-Lowe, on Saturday May 16th, 2009 in Los Angeles.
6 His girlfriend, Kim Painter, was Carrie Fisher's personal assistant.
7 (9th January 2006) Announced separation from his wife Hilary Swank.
8 Ex-son-in-law of Judy Swank.
9 Brother-in-law of makeup artist Sheryl Berkoff.
10 While on location with Hilary in Vancouver in early 2002 for her role in The Core (2003), Chad wrote and shot his own 21-minute psycho-thriller short called The Space Between (2002), in which Hilary contributed a small role.
11 2 younger half-brothers: Justin W. Lowe and Micah Dyer.
12 Won an Emmy for his portrayal of AIDS sufferer Jesse McKenna on the TV series Life Goes On (1989).
13 Younger brother of actor Rob Lowe.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pretty Little Liars 2010-2017 TV Series Byron Montgomery
Rizzoli & Isles 2016 TV Series Charlie Douglas
Entourage 2015 Chad Lowe
California Scheming 2014 Mr. Behrle
Young Justice 2011-2013 TV Series Captain Marvel Billy Batson
Drop Dead Diva 2010 TV Series Daniel Porter
Ghost Whisperer 2009 TV Series Nathan Weiss
Bones 2009 TV Series Brandon Casey
24 2007 TV Series Reed Pollock
Fielder's Choice 2005 TV Movie Philip
Medium 2005 TV Series David Call
ER 1997-2005 TV Series George Henry Dr. George Henry
Without a Trace 2004 TV Series Lawrence Pierce
CSI: Miami 2003 TV Series Scott Mandeville
Red Betsy 2003 Orin Sanders
Hack 2003 TV Series Jimmy Scanlon
The Space Between 2002 Short Ticket Man
Unfaithful 2002 Bill Stone
Night Visions 2001 TV Series Andy Harris
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 TV Series Jason Mayberry
The Zeta Project 2001 TV Series Wade Pennington
Acceptable Risk 2001 TV Movie Edward Welles
Your Guardian 2001 Parker Smith
The Audition 2000 Short
Take Me Home: The John Denver Story 2000 TV Movie John Denver
The Wild Thornberrys 1999-2000 TV Series Buck the Ibex / Barking Deer #1
Now and Again 1999-2000 TV Series Craig Spence
Popular 1999 TV Series Luke Grant
The Apartment Complex 1999 TV Movie Stan Warden
Suicide, the Comedy 1998 JJ
Superman 1998 TV Series Cosmic Boy Rokk Krinn
Touched by an Angel 1998 TV Series Arthur Bowers
Poltergeist: The Legacy 1998 TV Series Josh Miller
Target Earth 1998 TV Movie Commander Fauk, Alien Chief
The Others 1997 VTV Director
The Hunger 1997 TV Series Neville
Quiet Days in Hollywood 1997 Richard
Trading Favors 1997 Marty
In the Presence of Mine Enemies 1997 TV Movie Sergeant Lott
Floating 1997 Doug
Melrose Place 1996-1997 TV Series Carter Gallavan
ABC Afterschool Specials 1996 TV Series Roger
Driven 1996 LeGrand
Dare to Love 1995 TV Movie Stephen
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show 1995 TV Movie Rob 'That's Right' Tarda
Siringo 1995 TV Movie Winton Powell
Fighting for My Daughter 1995 TV Movie Eric
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga 1995 TV Series Sam Taylor
Candles in the Dark 1993 TV Movie Jaan Toome
Life Goes On 1991-1993 TV Series Jesse McKenna
Captive 1991 TV Movie Jeff Frost
Highway to Hell 1991 Charlie Sykes
An Inconvenient Woman 1991 TV Mini-Series Kippie Petworth
Nobody's Perfect 1990 Stephen / Stephanie
So Proudly We Hail 1990 TV Movie Billy Kincaid
True Blood 1989 Donny Trueblood
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1988 TV Series Michael Wells
April Morning 1988 TV Movie Adam Cooper
Apprentice to Murder 1988 Billy Kelly
There Must Be a Pony 1986 TV Movie Josh Sydney
Spencer 1984-1985 TV Series Spencer Winger
Silence of the Heart 1984 TV Movie Skip Lewis
Oxford Blues 1984 Computer Hacker (uncredited)
Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac 1984 TV Movie Al Hamilton

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pretty Little Liars 2011-2017 TV Series 15 episodes
Notorious 2016 TV Series 1 episode
Stitchers 2016 TV Series 1 episode
Life in Pieces 2015-2016 TV Series 3 episodes
The Grinder 2016 TV Series 1 episode
Bones 2007-2015 TV Series 13 episodes
Rizzoli & Isles 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Twisted 2014 TV Series 1 episode
Brothers & Sisters 2008-2010 TV Series 2 episodes
Beautiful Ohio 2006
Without a Trace 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Hack 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 TV Series 1 episode
The Space Between 2002 Short
The Audition 2000 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beautiful Ohio 2006 producer
Celebrity Charades 2005 TV Series executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special performer: "I Wanna Be an Oscar Winner"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pretty Little Liars: A LiArs Guide to Rosewood 2013 TV Movie thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2000 TV Series Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Himself
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Performer (Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow Musical Number)
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe 2016 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
Gimme a Sign: Engineering Now and Again 2014 Documentary Himself
Swing State 2008 Documentary
Manufacturing Dissent 2007 Documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1993-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Larry King Live 2007 TV Series Himself
...So Goes the Nation 2006 Documentary Himself
VH1: All Access 2006 TV Series Himself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2005 TV Series Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Young Justice 2012 TV Series Captain Marvel
Pretty Little Liars 2010 TV Series Byron Montgomery
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #63: Acceptance Speech Goofs
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1984 TV Series Spencer Winger from NBC series SPENCER

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Special Jury Prize Sarasota Film Festival Debut Director Beautiful Ohio (2006)
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Life Goes On (1989)
1993 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series Life Goes On (1989)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)


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#Quote
1 So ultimately I am looking for a story that has some value and is important and is entertaining.
2 On Pretty Little Liars (2010): I like that every character is dealing with conflict and there's a certain moral ambiguity.
3 On his brother Rob Lowe leaving Brothers & Sisters (2006): I think that they really told the story of that character. I'm not so sure there was much more for him to do. And, I know the split was amicable. I know he loves his new job, and I think Brothers & Sisters will be just fine without him. It's a great show.
4 I believe that the story is the most important element of any medium whether it's theater, film, TV.
5 On acting and directing: They're both a lot of fun, honestly. They're very different. They occupy different sides of your brain, somehow. I think directing is a little more demanding. Certainly, it's a little more demanding than the schedule we have.
6 I think every actor should go back and do theater periodically.
7 I think each role has had different challenges.
8 I did this role in Life Goes On as an HIV positive character and so emotionally that was the most challenging.
9 Oh absolutely. I had the pleasure to get to know a lot of really talented young actors before they even really hit it big. And yet what we all had and shared in common was a love for movies.
10 Actually, every time I am back in New York, I read for as many plays as I can.


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