“So, what kind of music do you guys play?”
“Umm…It’s sort of like… well…”
The members of Hanging Thread often take part in conversations like the one above because their unique blend of rock, folk, country, punk, funk, and the kitchen sink often defies categorization.
The band got its start at a November 2009 gig that Jack Benedict (vocals, mandolin, guitars) and Stephen Corbett (vocals, guitars) performed together opening act for Donna the Buffalo. After that gig, the pair thought they’d put together some informal jam sessions with the intention of creating an interesting side-project. Through connections in the Piedmont Triad music scene, the two contacted Rodney Owen (bass, vocals) and Tom Ehlers (drums), and the group quickly realized that its individual members extremely varied influences blend to create an interesting and exciting sonic palette.
In May 2011, former drummer Tom Ehlers had had enough of the late nights, long drives to practice, and general grind and left to pursue other interests. Another well-known member of the local music scene –and good friend to the band — Karrie Sheehan, joined in September 2011 as drummer, percussionist, and Ukelele player.
“Yeah yeah yeah. That’s great, but… umm… what kind of music do you all play?”
“I dunno. It’s sort of like… Protopsychedelic Post-Cowpunk Gangstafied Jamgrass.”
Exactly. Catch the Thread.