Acoustic Guitar, vocals
“Johnny Dark (Robbie Grice) and Sputter Jones (George Fulton) have been holding up the banner of rockabilly in Columbia[South Carolina] longer than many local musicians have been eligible to vote, or even drive. Once known as The Losers, their weekly shows at the Art Bar were often talked about and were instrumental in introducing the idea of the Art Bar as a possible music venue. They’ve also had some other interesting successes, such as a video shot with SCETV of their song "Pyramid Rock", and guitarist/vocalist Johnny Dark has had songs on established European rockabilly labels. Experience has its advantages, as the Flat Out Strangers’ new CD Live at Jake’s Fill’ Er Up (Sycamore Records) attests. Recorded live with no overdubs, Live at Jake’s is a record of sparse immediacy with a rustic, romantic feel to it, where liquor, broken hearts, shotguns and tombstones take on mythic proportions. When the Flat Out Strangers sing "drinkin’ bottles of snake oil gin/trying to forg”
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