With Signs Following
Creech Holler plays the music of midnight whiskey stills and front porches. Of those whose sole act of contrition before god was to make song of their sin and sorrow. Of those who have been to dark places, and who left their soul there. Of those who deemed it necessary to kill some poor son of a bitch who had it coming to them, and then deemed it necessary to sing a song about it. Of those who loved the sacred and the profane in equal measure; who played the devil's music on saturday night, and god's music on sunday morning. Of those who have trod black paths so long that they have forgotten the light, but not so long so as to forget to bring their gun and a shovel. Of those who saw fit to salve their wounds with the banjo, the fiddle, the guitar. Of those who know no other way to touch the face of god than to take the venomous serpent to their breast, and drink deadly things, and take up fire, and live or die by the power of their faith and the force of their will and the sweat of their backs. Creech holler is the hills and hollers of east Tennessee and the fields of the delta, and the regret and desires and vain hopes of redemption buried under their soil. It's everywhere that America's bad blood flows and gives birth to hymns to the wrong that lives in low men's hearts. It's the ghosts of America's music reborn in furious electricity. Jeff Zentner: Vocals, Clawhammer and Bottleneck Guitar Joseph Campbell: Bass, Melodica, Vocals Christian Brooks: Drums, Footstomp, Tambourine, Vocals.