Distilling the punk ethos of less-is-more to the guitar and drum staple, Mudpuppy holds true to the tradition of two person bands. Mudpuppy conjures for their listeners a concoction of garage, delta blues, rockabilly, and just good ol’ rock and roll.
Jason Johnson is the engaging, slide-slinging, Travis picking, guitar player and vocalist fronting the duo. His astounding ability to channel sounds of Delta, and Hill Country blues traditions with the gritty lineage of garage rock makes Jason a captivating musician to watch. Although drawing on inspiration from psychedelic garage bands, punk, ragtime, and blues, Jason is attuned to the heritage of rock and roll, and does justice to his translation of genres that relay raw emotion. While Jason Johnson plays guitar in his distinctive finger picking style moving from ragtime to electric hill country blues music, Mary Bond accompanies him on drums and vocals. Switching between classic styles of percussion like washboard to modern garage rock style drumming, she lends a leg-twitching beat to the duo’s tunes. Instead of having blues music be a limiting basis for the band's music, the duo uses it as a platform to explore many different genres, as well as eras of music.
The duo has been self-producing their latest music with the help of a four-track tape recorder, and they are no strangers to screen printing their CD packages by hand. Their previous albums have usually been short run, limited edition EPs of 200-300 copies. So, when you are out at their shows be sure to take a look at what they have been working on lately as it may not be around for long!