"One of the best rock albums of 2010 came creeping out of the Ozarks stinking of meth and misery. Powder Mill, a grizzled Missouri quartet, felt like Southern rock’s answer to Dead Moon: a band of outsider survivalists who understood greatness and sounded like they had lived hard pursuing it."
-The Washington Post (Chris Richards, 08.11.2011) on "Money Marbles and Chalk"
Powder Mill's music has been compared to a junk yard dog chained to a neighborhood meth lab somewhere in the American mid-west. Ferocious, but familiar. Country stories drenched in Americana, accompanied by slopbucket roots rock.
It started as the first studio session for a solo album Jesse Charles Hammock II (Shady Deal, Jim Dickinson's Killers From Space) planned to release in 2008. Soon it took on a life of its own, flourishing in the Missouri backwoods. Soon it was decided the music had to be heard as Powder Mill...far beyond the Ozark hills from which it spawned.
Powder Mill took on a different approach than most. They did not hit the road. They built a studio from the ground up. And they wrote music. Lots of music.
Each album has received higher praise than the last from the likes of fans, critics, and music publications. Respected artists such as John Popper, Shooter Jennings, and Ray Wylie Hubbard also have given high praise to this little band from the woods that could.
With their first European tour under their belts in 2011 and a new album "Land of the Free" on the way in 2013, (produced by members of The North Mississippi All Stars), its plain to see Powder Mill's relentless approach to making music is striking a chord with listeners all over the world.