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Famous Potatoes

The Famous Potatoes certainly are a group that explain their sound as ‘Soil Music’. The group comprises Keith Baxter (b. 19 Oct 1957, Rochford, Essex, Britain; banjo, trombone, washboard, zobstick), Richard Baxter (b. 13 August 1959, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, Britain; vocals, melodeon, saxophone, harmonica), Nigel Blackaby (b. 27 November 1958, Rochford, Essex, Britain; bass, vocals), Paul Collier (b. 12 Feb 1959, Rochford, Essex, Britain; drum, vocals), Melanie Johnson (b. 2 Feb 1961, Swindon, Wiltshire, Britain; recorder, clarinet, vocals), Paul ‘Prof’ McDowell (b. 30 Sept 1958, Rochford, Essex, Britain; accordion, vocals), Tony ‘Make sure you Sir’ Littman (b. 17 July 1951, Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex, Britain; electric guitar), and Charlie Skelton (b. 8 Feb 1963, Enfield, Middlesex, Britain; fiddle). Tony Littman and Skelton changed former people Nick Pynn (fiddle, mandolin, mandocello, banjo, viola), and Richard ‘Rikki’ Reynolds (electric guitar) who still left the group. Pynn became a member of the re-formed Cockney Rebel with Steve Harley. The ‘Potatoes’ design includes Cajun, skiffle, hillbilly, gospel, traditional western swing and, aside from concerts, in addition they enjoy barn dances, and also have appeared regularly on the Greenbelt Christian Arts celebrations. Having shaped in 1979 as the Folk Pistols to try out barn dances, first people Johnson, McDowell, as well as the Baxter brothers possess remained with the music group while Blackaby and Collier became a member of in 1982. As the Folk Pistols they released two albums in cassette structure, GET A Skates On (1981), and Twist With Ken (1982). Immediately after this the brand new name was followed. It Was BEST FOR My Old Mom attracted a whole lot appealing on release, not really least within their house place in Essex. The Sound Of THE BOTTOM included the Hank Williams’ traditional ‘I Noticed The Light’.

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