Several Hundred People
About Several Hundred People, Song writer and singer Lee Troutman grew up a gypsy, spending his youth, and some of his adult years, as a beach bum, living up and down the coast of California, and driving around the United States. He spent the other half of his life in the bluegrass hills of Louisville, Kentucky, where he devoted the majority of his time to pickin' the local bluegrass music, and taking lessons from local guitar slingers. He was 15 years old when he met and began performing with guitarist Kevin Hines, while both were attending high school in Kentucky. At 17, Kevin had been playing guitar for 1 year, and was ripping 'Voodoo Child' till the cow said 'Moo!' He was later voted most talented senior in his class. The two have been playing off and on together for over 11 years. Using a fake ID, they booked and played their first bar shows when Lee was only 16 and Kevin 18. They met Several Hundred People's percussionist Brian DeSpain through mutual friends in 2002. He had studied jazz at U of L, and has played with dozens of great bands. He is an all around drum nut and drum collector, and he has even seen Phish 32 times! After a couple of pretty good gigs in the spring of 2008, the three found themselves 'bassless.' Stranded without a bass player and floundering, they put up an ad on craigslist. They got stupidly lucky when Steve Morgan responded. Steve had been a long-time bass player, music instructor, writer, and good ol' gun wielding hillbilly firearm enthusiast! The group began performing as a 4-piece, and all was swell. This went on for a couple months, during which Steve mentioned he had a brother named Kyle. Once or twice he even mentioned that Kyle played the keys. What Steve forgot to mention was that his brother Kyle was a an evil genius TWIN!!! A doppelganger! In a round about way one night, Kyle sat in. They immediately asked him to join, and for a short period of time they referred to him simply as 'Evil Steve,' which he didn't like too much (twin rivalry and all). Their newly released debut album was recorded and mixed in the middle of the night, during October and November, 2009, at The Funeral Home Studio (Louisville, KY), and in their apartments. The band is very excited and grateful for all the good things that have been happening for them! They'd like to thank their friends, families, ghosts, alien visitors, elves, and wizards for watching out for them, and helping them along the way. Praise be to Jah! Please be on the look- out for Several Hundred People playing in a freshly mown hey field in the middle of nowhere!