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John Stansell / Bio

†Girl On Girl (Guitar) - Mod indie-pop out of Austin, TX. girlongirlmusic.com

†Christy & The Plowboys (Bass) - Texas old time freak folk for the 99%, featuring Dan & Christy Foster and the music of John Clay.

†Old Time Pie Junkies (Washtub) - Old time fiddle and banjo tunes with a washtub bass. Hard to beat for your buck and wing dancing!

†Big Jug Band (Washtub) - Founding member of Austin’s largest and longest running jug band.

Flatiron (Bass) - More traditional bluegrass from members of Twangzilla.

Madam & The Teapot Atheist (Alto Sax) - Experimental noise/havoc on a saxophone.

Wynn Taylor & The Working Poor (Upright & Electric Bass) - Upstart country singer-songwriter, from Ten-O-See.

Chapparal Dixielanders (Tenor Banjo, 2008-2009) - Ongoing community Dixieland jazz workshop.

Twangzilla (Bass) - “Traditional bluegrass, with an edge.” - Sharon Sandomirsky.

Shorty Long/American Novelty (Bass) - Stood in for Mark Rubin on bass (mid 2004 to early 2005) with Shorty Long, culminating in four nights performance of Pops Bayless’ American Novelty and headlining the Saturday night show at NY Uke Fest 2005.

Love Jerry (Bass) - performed in the trio for the debut production of Megan Gogerty’s powerful musical drama.

Violet Crown Radio Players (Bass) - Backed live production of radio drama on bass with music of The Puddin’ Hill Mob and later, The Wompus Cats.

The Disclaimers (Bass, Ukulele) – Texicana swing with Lee Davila (Mr. Leebot, X’s For Eyes).

Border Radio – (Bass) Replaced Ryan Gould in the initial iteration of Border Radio, the radio drama/stage production based on the Gene Fowler and Bill Crawford book Border Radio: Quacks, Yodelers, Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves.

Puddin’ Hill Mob (Bass) - Ragtime jazz for the dancin’ fool in everyone, with Ed Hayes (Aunt Ruby’s Sweet Jazz Babies) Chris Clark (Hillbilly Pretty, Mutiny In The Parlor) and Curtis (White Ghost Shivers).

Cantina Kings - Nouveau Texas Swing at Waterloo on 38th Street, with Lee Davila (Mr Leebot, X’s For Eyes) and Chris Clark (Hillbilly Pretty, Mutiny In The Parlor).

Dark Holler (Bass) - Old time bluegrass @ Beerland, The Carousel, and the Black Cat Lounge.

Jimmy Joe & The Mixed Greens (Washtub) - Songs about food and desire in the Westlake Farmers Market 1999 - 2001.

Walter Moore Band – Well=travelled pub rock ’n’ folk, this time performing for French students on the now enclosed and soon-to-be remodeled porch at Kerby Lane Cafe on the Drag.

Walter & The Cronkites (Sax/Percussion) - Weekend warrior blues-rock. Played Hurricane Junction (Port O’Connor TX) & Rockefeller’s (Houston, TX).

X’s For Eyes (Lead Guitar) - Original Reggae, Rock & Ska @ Sam Houston State University. This band performed in Huntsville, Houston, College Station and Austin, sharing stages with Retarded Elf, Bad Mutha Goose, Timbuk 3 and Joe Rockhead.

The Huntsvillians - Punk & ska for the prison city, Huntsville, Texas.
Ragamuffin (Guitar) - Rub-a-dub dancehall reggae inna Aggieland & Houston.

Butter Both Sides (Lead Guitar/Tenor Sax) - Aggie Pub Rock, often paired with For Crying Out Loud.

Colonel Lion & The Soldiers Of Peace (Guitar) - Roots Rock Reggae for the Brazos Valley. Opened for Alpha Blondy & The Solar System @ Liberty Lunch.

Saint Monday (Guitar) - Psychedelic tribal rock band from College Station, TX.

† Denotes current project.

General Info

Band Members
John Stansell - Guitar, John Stansell - Upright Bass, John Stansell - Ukulele, John Stansell - Saxophone
Artist Name
John Stansell
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Pop / Rock, Reggae, Ska & Experimental & Psychedelic / Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Country & Western Swing

Contact Info

Austin, TX

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