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We are Snake Handling Preachers...A Country/Rock/Punk band Our music appeals to the hardcore country fans as well as you headbangers, southern rockers and punks. Crossover appeal was our goal. We have played country venues and rock/punk venus and both crowds want more.
Country Kevin Chitwood (Vocals/Guitar), Shane Moore (Lead Guitar) and Jon Curlee(Bass)met and formed their first band Gutter Bravado, a cover band with a unique twist. We played 80's hits, punk/alt style. It was a great success but their drummer moved to Houston. Jackie Riggs(Drums), former drummer for Tripp Fontaine, and Highpoint, joined the band and a new direction for the group was inspired. They changed their name to Straight Pepper Diet and performed original punk/alt rock songs in the clubs in the Dallas/Ft Worth area for several years. Now we went back our roots with some country/ southern rock with punk rock influences to keep the old ass bass player happy. Welcome to The Snake Handling Preachers!!!! Taking country in a new direction, either follow or get left behind.