When Brandon Pfeltz met Mike Perrie serving time on the chain gang in the red mountains of Maryland, the two immediately hatched a plan for escape. Mike, serving a life term for bank robbery had a family and a home, while Brandon, a free-drifting ragamuffin chained up for prostitution had a beloved dog to look after.
One cold night in October, the two escaped from their bondage and made a run for the border. The two met up with legend Woody Guthrie, who in exchange for a place on their boxcar, taught them to play the guitar. After a fight erupted over a gambling debt and an empty flask of whiskey, the three parted ways. For years, they've made their living traveling from town to town, spreading their songs to any listener that they can, willing or not.