Once they began playing regularly, the camaraderie among the band, along with a trove of shared experiences growing up together in Sumter, SC inspired each of the members to contribute original songs to the band's repertoire. The instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric bass, kazoo, jews harp, harmonica, and train whistle. The original songs, combined with an energetic stage presence and a healthy respect for their musical roots, have led to performances at the Sumter Opera House, live radio broadcasts on the King Pup Radio Show, feature stories in many local newspapers, and radio interviews and in-studio performances on Walter Edgar's Journal and several other stations.
In 2003, the band independently released their first CD Moonshiner's Daughter, featuring 10 original songs, including the title track, "The Doublewide That Love Left Behind", and "Fish Beer". After over 125 shows across the southeast supporting their first CD, the band returned to the studio in early 2005 to record Too Many Cars In My Yard, their sophomore release. This 14-track recording touches on love and heartache through songs like "I Can Always Count On You (To Let Me Down)", "Closer To You", and "Even The Roaches Miss You (Since You're Gone)". Life in the rural South is illuminated through songs like "Too Many cars In My Yard", "Don't Pave My Road", and "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe", while tunes like "Pop's Gone" and "When My Time Comes" are reminiscences of people and times gone by.
Van Abernathy: Bass guitar, harmonica, jews harp.
Arnie Jones: Lead & background vocals, mandolin, rhythm & lead guitar, harmonica.
Darryl Jones: Lead & background vocals, lead & rhythm guitar, mandolin.
J.D. Holt: Rhythm guitar, train whistle, kazoo
Check out the artist's website:
1. Too Many Cars In My Yard
2. I Can Always Count On You (To Let Me Down)
3. Froggy Went A Courtin'
4. Don't Pave My Road
5. One Hand On The Bottle
6. Pop's Gone
7. Change Of Plans
8. Cornbread And Butterbeans
9. Woody's Song
10. Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe
11. Black Bottom Biscuits
12. Closer To You
13. Even The Roaches Miss You (Since You're Gone)
14. When My Time Comes