The use of the word "alternative" to describe music is greatly overused. Especially since completely mainstream artists use it everyday. But despite its overuse, "alternative" is the word I use to describe Mr. Fickle's music. He does not do music for the masses. He doesn't even do music for other people. He doesn't use common musical forms or clichés as a crutch. His music and lyrics are deeply personal and completely his own.
The beauty, yes beauty, of Mr. Fickle's music is learning to understand and appreciate his rules. This is not "easy" music. It's not simple music. It's different music. And if you're willing to go someplace different, this is the music for you.
The important part: Despite being an alternative to mainstream, his music lacks the pretense and atonal chaoticness usually associated with such music. In other words, his music is not odd for the sake of being odd. His music strictly follows his own rules and those rules are not broken for the sake of being different. His music is listenable and surprisingly catchy. But at a much deeper level than what you're generally used to.
He has bounced around this country over the years. As time went on, his writing got so strange and diverse, that every song seems to sound like a different band. No matter how far he goes, lyrics are always the most important event in his songs. Many songs later and now living in North Carolina.....bio.
Below is a list of all the players that helped make these songs come to life:
Steve Newlin, Tim Flynn, Rusty Wright, Steve Reese, Dave Perry, Jim Fourniadis, RB Suave, Chad Knight, Matt Flores, Steve Voller, Jeff Zielinski, Keith Thompson, Dave Schall, Josh Sokal and Damon Thomson.