Biography: Super Grit Cowboy Band
With a taproot that reaches the bedrock of Southern music, the SUPER GRIT COWBOY BAND branches out into country, bluegrass, and rock & roll with an intensity for each that compromises none. Dubbed in New York's VILLAGE VOICE newspaper as "The South's Hottest Honky-Tonkers" these seasoned pros have crisscrossed the USA and Canada for the past twenty three years, dazzling audiences with their amazing versatility and sparkling virtuosity, in a show that is entertaining, humorous and always full of surprises.
Never ones to shrink from a good musical challenge, SUPER GRIT COWBOY BAND has played for such diverse occasions as outhouse burnings to house warmings for billionaires and movie stars; from biker beer bashes to governors' inaugural galas; and from seedy barroom dances to concert halls, accompanied by major orchestras such as the North Carolina and Alabama symphonies.
SUPER GRIT COWBOY BAND has released five albums and has seen five singles charted in BILLBOARD magazine's top 100. They have been featured on numerous nationally televised shows, such as NASHVILLE AFTER HOURS and NEW COUNTRY. The list of artists with which Super Grit has shared the billing reads like a Who's Who of over eighty nationally recognized names in the entertainment industry, including Merle Haggard, George Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Travis, The Judds, Alabama, Clint Black, Bill Monroe, Trisha Yearwood, Lou Rawls, The Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, and the Charlie Daniels Band.
With a record label, HOODSWAMP RECORDS, a publishing company, HOODSWAMP MUSIC, and a recording studio, CIRCLE SOUND, all owned and operated by individuals within the band, the SUPER GRIT COWBOY BAND has managed to exercise a degree of independence unusual in the music industry.
The SUPER GRIT COWBOY BAND is led by crusty old guru of wayward musicians Clyde Mattocks on pedal steel, guitar, and banjo. Partner in musical crime since 1976, is the befuddled old hippie, Mike "13" Kinzie on fiddle, sax, harmonica, piano, tuba, trombone, flute, and probably others if he could remember what they were and where he put them. From another astral plane is the guitar doctor, Mark Golladay on the "take off guitar." Drummer, Bill Norton sets the groove, and Jason "the Kid" Smith excels on the electric Bass.
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