Crookneck Chandler & the Tibbee Bottom Boys : Coontail Road
Appalachian Swamp Rock - Music that comes from a real and particular place, Mississippi Hill Country - it's an area where the Delta starts to climb up into the foothills of Southern Appalachia, where Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi all start to come together, where the Tennessee and Tombigbee Rivers find one another. You may be wondering, 'Well, what the hell kind of music comes out of a place like that?' Listen to any of our songs or better yet come out to experience one of our shows and you'll get it real quick. One minute you're down in the muddy bottoms bubbling up with the blues the next you're dancing among the ancient rocks of the smoky foothills and then you find yourself swaying beneath the pines on the banks of a lonesome creek in Southernmost Appalachia. It's a place where we face down the blues, oft-times with humor, care about each other, and celebrate the hell out of life. It's a lot like swamp juice, the soul-shaking shine brewed down in that part of the country, a little bit funky and a tad bit twangy! Down in Tibbee Bottom, when you look off your front porch you don't see Russia... You see Hillbillies and Trains! Funky, home-brewed music that sounds like the Grateful Dead and The Band stumbled onto a set for Hee-Haw! It seems to be somewhat fictional reflections of day-to-day reality. The kinds of songs that make hippie chicks hug redneck boys! The awkward meanderings of a wandering mind... This music comes from a place where Mark Twain meets Johnny Cash and Lewis and Clark explore America in a pick-up truck! "Americana or folky country fans will invariably find plenty of rousing moments" - John Benson Cleveland Plain Dealer More doctors prefer Crookneck Chandler to any other band! "Proud to be known as 'that funky twangy band,' Crookneck Chandler and the Tibbee Bottom Boys play an approximation of bluegrass and rockabilly onto which they put their own unique stamp. Their debut album's opening track, 'Who's Got Time For This?,' sets the tone appropriately. It has vocals that are reminiscent of Johnny Cash, but singer Hank Mallery isn't some tough guy who shot a man just to watch him die. Rather, Mallery is more interested in clever turns of phrase, singing, 'I sometimes get my feng shui mixed up with my zen.' The band's strength lies in it's ability to capably switch from country ballads (Small Town, Big Fish' and 'I Wish I Had Me a Dog') to rockabilly rave-ups ('Have a Drink with Me' and 'In My Right Mind')." - Jeff Niesel Free Times.