Crooked Folk is a Indie Rock band from Bakersfield, CA. We live music to its fullest extent. It's our lifeblood. We are privileged to share what we have created. Crooked Folk started in the winter of '09 in the studio of an old, nearly abandoned office building in downtown Bakersfield,CA.
The original lineup consisted of Ryan Culberson (Drums 10/09-3/11), Scott Mcardle (Bass-Big guitar, Backing Vox) and Ricardo Pacheco (Lead Guitar, Lead Vox). The three first got together in a series of jam sessions and then began writing at a frenzied pace which resulted in a seven song set. With just 3 months under their belt they had their debut show on January 9th, 2010 after which they started booking more shows and as the number of gigs grew so did their set list. That summer the three went down to B2 Studios to record their 3 song E.P. which was titled "Left of Center". They had their E.P. Release party at the popular downtown resturant Fishlips and continued playing venues all over the downtown scene. They were featured on "BAKOTOPIA" radio and began to see a rise in their fanbase.
In Dec 2011 the band added Matt Hinson to their line up as the new drummer. In November of 2012 the band released their 13 track debut album to a packed house of fans at On the Rocks in downtown Bakersfield. The group hopes to continue expanding as they make their mark all over the west coast scene!