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Sounds Like: The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, The Jimi Hendrix Experience Official Page, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, LARRY AND HIS FLASK
Manager: Ian McFadyen - 50 Sticks Productions
Bio: The banjo isn't widely regarded as a sexy instrument. But much the way Jake Shimabakuro has redefined the ukelele, Ian McFadyen has managed to expose the humble 5-string's naughty side, awakening fans to pleasures previously unknown.
Packing a healthy repertoire of electric roots rock songs abou...See Full Bio
: Big time #banjo #pickinandgrinnin May 29, 9 pm at #borderline #thousandoaks with 50sticks and https://t.co/RfcjovyNjE
“...this snappily dressed Ventura, CA foursome serves up another round of raucous, swampy country/blues-inspired rock. Though the group’s signature sound feels comfortably familiar on the surface, further listens reveal subtler, wider-ranging influences. Unusually, frontman Ian McFadyen wields an electric banjo as his primary instrument, going toe-to-toe with guitarist Whitey Wingland to produce thick, stinging leads. The driving Chuck Berry/Little Richard rhythms (fueled by bassist Michael Dominguez and drummer Chris Jensen) on opener “More Than You Can Handle” channel ‘50s/60s R&B, as do the Isley Brothers/Human Beinz “Nobody But Me”-isms on the chugging, harmonica-drenched “Get Wit it Now.” Elsewhere, “For You” marries a Kinks “You Really Got Me” riff with McFadyen’s Iggy Pop-like, New Values-era vocalizing, while the title track’s low, rumbling bassline recalls The Damned’s “Neat Neat Neat” &“#1 Stunner” whips up some New York Dolls...”