The Independent Thieves is a musical group hailing from Corpus Christi, TX consisting of two guitar-playing singer/songwriters, Garrett Wieland and David King. Both musicians met at the weekly Executive Surf Club open-mic in downtown Corpus Christi, and soon began working on tunes together. Both fans of classic rock, folk music, and Americana, the Thieves cite among their influences Van Morrison, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, and The Band. Having both started their musical careers in raucous electric bands (where they could never hear themselves), the focus of this new group is to pare down the instruments and work on the songs, songs that tell stories. No frills, no smoke and mirrors, just good tunes. The songs feature a blend of acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano, the occasional drum, harmonica, and the close vocal harmonies of David and Garrett. Oh, and some electric guitar, just not too loud.