Neil Golden played for bands ranging from Elf Power and Japancakes to Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy. His debut album as Golden Eels is Periscopes in the Air.
Patrick Sweany used to live in an apartment so close to the bar next door that he could call over and order a drink, then open his window and lean out to pick it up.
"If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney
When you are named for one of the most revered songwriters in American folk music, people expect you to either live up to the honor or crash and burn. Justin Townes Earle has done both in his lifetime.
The Mastersons are much more than the opening act as they write songs for their own band and are sought-after writing partners and players for their friends and legends. Coming out from behind the scenes musically was a little more of a transition than they anticipated.
Alaska native, Todd Grebe, knows about Cold Country -- not just the weather, but his band. After years playing music more influenced by bluegrass than country, his buddy and band mate decided to pick up a Telecaster. The ensuing songs and record took the band back to Nashville, to record with several #CFRalumni.
Opening for the Rolling Stones might intimidate some bands, but in the case of St. Paul and the Broken Bones, it's Mick Jagger who might have reason to be afraid to come on stage.
Great Peacock's Southern indie anthems make the headliners for whom they open nervous. When the warm-up act has the crowd singing along, you know this emerging band will fly far.