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The Backsliders

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The Backsliders were an alternative-traditional country-rock music group from NEW YORK comprised of guitarist Steve Howell, frontman and acoustic guitarist Chip Robinson, bassman Danny Kurtz, Jeff Dennis on drums, and Brad Grain rounding things out along with his guitar. In 1994, motivated by Buck Owens, Webb Pierce, as well as the honky tonk lifestyle, Howell and Robinson come up with the Backsliders and began playing clubs within their region. Both Howell and Robinson had been working with additional acts at that time. Robinson was using a rock-band and Howell was an associate from the Shady Grove Music group, a normal bluegrass clothing that documented for Flying Seafood. Mulberry Moon was the Shady Grove launch that included Howell’s tune “Mansion in the Sky.” Looks in NEW YORK resulted in a favorite pursuing for the music group, which was becoming in comparison to Gram Parsons, the Blasters, and Los Lobos, all pioneers in American origins music and everything products from the crazy Western Coast. Just like crazy, the Backsliders had been a primary contradiction towards the excessively manufactured sounds appearing out of Nashville, where ’70s rock and roll acts held even more sway than Lefty Frizzell or George Jones. The Backsliders also offered a paradox towards the whining, upset “woe is definitely me” design of modern rock and roll bands and may generally rock and roll the so-called rockers off any stage. With a confident attitude and extolling the virtues of shuffle and twang, the Backsliders began touring regularly round the Southeast. Each homecoming towards the Brewery within their hometown of Raleigh was fulfilled with a complete house along with a happy crowd, who required great enjoyment in viewing and hearing a music group comprised of their very own homeboys. These concert events eventually led to what was to become their first launch on Mammoth Information. A six-song EP, From Raleigh, NC shown all of the power and strength that produced the Backsliders this type of high-profile music group. Their 1st full-length task on Mammoth premiered in January 1997. Throwin’ Stones in the Moon, made by Western Coastline patriarch Pete Anderson, was documented at Mad Puppy Studios through the early fall of 1996. Saying that it had been the grade of the songwriting that swayed him to defend myself against the Backsliders, Anderson proceeded to grab all the halts and gleaned every ounce of skill and sweat the band had to provide. After completing Throwin’ Stones on the Moon, nevertheless, interpersonal problems started ripping the Backsliders aside on the seams, and with time Robinson was the lone staying original member still left. He proceeded to record 1999’s Southern Lines generally as a single project, though it still made an appearance beneath the Backsliders name.

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Music Songs I Wish You Would, You Three, Neljäs mies, Dark Side of Newtown, National Nightmare, Moon Going Down, Scottsboro Blues, Clinging to My Culture, Thinkin' Man's Drinkin' Man, Rest at Night, The Church of Never Find Out, You Got To Move, I Call Your Name, Hard Times Killing Floor, John Jackson Interview, Run Through the Jungle, Taking a Stroll Downtown, I'm Going Down, If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day, Throwin’ Rocks at the Moon, Walking on the Cracks, Black Top Road, Hollis Brown, 99 Years and One Dark Day, Look What the West Has Done, Walkin' Beside Me, Parish Pariah, High Water Everywhere, Smokestack Lightning, De Kalb Blues, Jumper on the Line, I Just Keep on Drinking
Albums Heathen Songbook, Starvation Box, Left Field Holler, Poverty Deluxe, Live at the Royal, Hellhound, Live, Dark Side, Wide Open, Hanoi, Preaching Blues, Sitting on a Million, Throwbacks, Downtime


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kentucky Straight Bourbon 2010 performer: "Comin' Down On You", "Holiday Motel", "Iggan #9", "Dandelion", "Monkey" / writer: "Comin' Down On You", "Holiday Motel", "Iggan #9", "Dandelion", "Monkey"
Bug 2006 performer: "Cowboy Boots" 1981
SeaChange 1998-1999 TV Series performer - 10 episodes
My Dog Vincent 1998 performer: "Broken Wings", "Crazy Wind", "If I Was King"
In God's Hands 1998 performer: "Hey Sheriff"

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In Too Deep 2004 Short

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