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Trailer Court Marshals / Bio

Spawned of successful local bands, the Velvet Marias, the Dirty Truth, Workhorse Blue and a plethora of other combos, the TCMs were the result of a need to play straight up, honkin' country--not honky tonk, not cross-over, but straight-up songs about loving, leaving, drinking too much and paying for it, and the hardscrabble living that just flat goes along with all that.

The Richmond, VA-based Trailer Court Marshals are the authorities on what is swarthy, edgy throw-back country with a nod to alt.country gods Steve Earle, Jason and the Nashville Scorchers, but with a reverent bow to the real deals: George Jones, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams Sr, JR Cash, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and the rest of those standing on the front porch of the country music Parthenon.

The Trailer Court Marshals enjoy cornhole, dark whiskeys, real old amplifiers with lots of tubes, Stella Artois, fly fishing for big low-country reds.
Artists We Also Like
Workhorse Blue, the Atkinsons, Joe Buck, Jr., Andy Vaughn and the Driveline, the Sons of Bill, Paulo Franco and the Rateros, the Illbillys, the Shockoe Bottom Boys, Dhoc Richmond and the Dhocmatics, Luz Del Sol...and many more!

General Info

Band Members
John Ran Smith, lead vocals and guitar; Grant Oliver, lead and slide guitars; Dave Hess, vocals and percussion; Tommy DCat Schoppe, bass, vocals
Artist Name
Trailer Court Marshals
Home Page
Active Since
Americana / Alternative Country / Rock

Contact Info

Richmond, VA
JR Smith

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