Comprised of native Texans Shawn Nelson (vocals, guitar, trombone, mandolin); Mooke Mayrath (drums, percussion); Jeff Luna (bass, vocals); native North Carolinian Kent Clayton (guitar, vocals, percussion) and native Kansan Aaron Franz (vocals, guitar) Crazy Chester brings soaring energy to this recording and is the only piece of tangible evidence that the band even existed.
In their two year run, the Chester played numerous gigs in the Austin area and hit the road to play in Dallas, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Lawrence, Wichita and many places in between. The band however parted way to pursue other projects in early 2004, but did break on a memorable high note with their last show at the legendary Antone's in Austin.
Shawn Nelson, Aaron Franz and Jeff Luna all have their own projects ongoing in Austin and still play together from time to time. There has been some talk about another record and possibly a tour, but Crazy Chester can't come out of the fog without Kent Clayton who is wandering around California in search of the fountain of youth.
Keep tabs on them by way of www.crazychester.com and check out the other projects that were spawned from the Chester.
Shawn Nelson & the Ramblers www.shawnnelsonmusic.com
Aaron Franz www.myspace.com/aaronfranz
Jeff Luna www.myspace.com/jeffluna
Check out the artist's website:
1. The Seeds
2. Make Me Happy
3. Lonely World
4. American Dream
5. Sewer Rat
6. You Wrote Me Off
7. More Than California
10. Too Hard For Working
11. Standing Still