The name "Scratchdog String Band," while fairly difficult to say three times really fast, nonetheless has a definitely euphonious sound to it--conjuring up rustic images of front porches, warm breezes and, well...a dog scratching. Slowly.
Ryan has toured the country playing Bluegrass ever since was 10, though his offstage persona at the time favored punk and rock.
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A couple of years ago, the band with the unconventional name almost disappeared. They realized that life on the road, playing their raucous rock "in roadhouses, honky tonks, and dive bars," had chewed them up and spit them out.
Remember quadraphonic sound? If you're too young for the word to strike a chord with you, it's just as well.
A lot of bands have trouble coming up with a name that all the members can agree on. But for Libby Creek Original, the name just came naturally. Libby Creek in the Snowy Range Mountains (they hail from Laramie) is their favorite nature spot, and their music is highly original.
Imagine rock, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, jazz and a few other stray musical influences grated together with a sprinkling of Zydeco for extra seasoning, and the result is a genre that's been dubbed "blue-eyed prairie soul" by its instigatorTom Coryell and The Incorrigibles .
Searching for your lost inner child? Or outer child, for that matter?
Have you noticed a shortage of superlatives lately? That's because music critics and reviewers from Laramie to the Big Apple have used them all up in trying to describe a singular Wyoming artist named Jalan Crossland.
The trio known as The Last Revel bills their music as "front porch Americana," and the metaphor is an apt one--laid back and homey with friends stopping by. Refreshing harmonies combined with sharp musicianship.