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Sounds Like: Drive-By Truckers, Steve Earle, Slobberbone, Lucero, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bio: The first thing that strikes you about The Snakeoil Rattlers is not only their unique fusion of country, rock, bluegrass, and the outlaw sounds of the South, but also their uncompromising mature encapsulation of how these elements can be formed into a timeless rootsy core.
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“Three bands graced the inaugural night of 'southern live', or as one of the comperes said 'the first in a series of probably one'. What was most impressive was that the three covered a wide variety of musical bases. Anglo-Canadian openers the Snake Oil Rattlers took me by surprise with traditional instruments such as mandolins and dobros to the fore, in preference to much electric guitar. They peddled a brand of outlaw country with some bluegrass mixed in, influenced by Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt, and including a cover of Skynyrd's Made in the Shade, in a set that got rockier as it went along.”