Bound by a love for the sounds of Townes Van Zandt, Slobberbone, James McMurtry, Lucero, and the Drive By Truckers, these boys decided it was time to wake up the cover band sated denizens of the Queen City with some original music that would exhilarate, challenge, and, yes, even offend, the staid mindsets of the financial district.
Armed with a cache of original material that covered such topics as murder, suicide, self-destruction, and various other forms and consequences of bad decisions, they unleashed themselves on an unsuspecting public.
The punk rock scene was the first to embrace Cattletruck's hard-edged take on Outlaw country, and, not soon after, the singer/songwriter crowd caught on to the literate, gallows humor infused tales of things gone wrong. Such luminaries as David Childers and Bill Noonan have become supporters of Cattletruck's Carolina Black Country.
In a short period of time, Cattletruck has built a loyal and very vocal fan base that runs the social gamut from motorcycle clubs to academes, and has created a stir in Charlotte's original music scene with a style that been described as everything from "Goth Country" to "Outlaw Americana."
Whatever you want to call it, climb onboard and buckle up, because it's going to be a dark ride.