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They call their music Trashcan Americana. They mix traditional styles of American music such as bluegrass, country, delta blues, and folk with the aggressive attitude of punk rock. Their lyrics are thoughful and unique, often quite haunting and spooky, in a fun, rural, campfire-story-teller fashion.
Why this name?
The name was given to the band by someone who knows them all too well. It means something different to everybody.
Do you play live?
The band is ever expanding and growing. Their goal is to play everywhere they are made welcome. The band must be experienced live in order to get the full effect of what they're doing musically.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The effects of the internet on the independent and corporate music scenes is still chaging on a daily basis. The corporate record industry is struggling to keep up with the technology available. Nobody really knows what's going to happen. Will music become totally unregulated and free? Not if the big corporations have anything to say about it. But one thing is clear, independent bands who are motivated enough can use the internet to do everything a major record label can do, only now the bands can do it for themselves.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
The devil is in the details.
The Woodbox Gang is a five man band hailing from Southern Illinois, performing a unique brand of music which they call Trashcan Americana. The group is comprised of Hugh DeNeal (vocals, guitar, and kazoo), Greg Edwards (bass), Alex Kirt (vocals, banjo, mandolin, washboard, harmonica, slide guitar, stomp board, kazoo, and more), and Dan Goett(banjo, mandolin, slide guitar, and vocals).
Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Willie Nelson, Muddy Waters, Del McCourey, Hank Williams
What is laying around?
Check the website: woodboxgang.com. For booking go to www.simonsaysbooking.com Electronic Press Kit is available at www.sonicbids.com