Country Ass Earl. Got a Light?
Country Ass Earl AKA Kent Earl Housman 'I was born in Northern California, raised in Mexico then back to California. So I'm not quite sure why I do the type of music I do. It's not traditional country, blues or rock. I guess the best way to describe it is redneck blues.' Rock critic Dave Marsh in ROCK & ROLL CONFIDENTIAL wrote: 'Fans of the ringing guitar sound take note. Kent Earl Housman does it better than any of the Brits we've heard.' After first recording with his band Transatlantic Railroad (Sire Records) In the 1960's, in the early 70's Earl contributed to the last two albums recorded by the legendary Blue Cheer (Phillips). He also wrote the song 'Roller Derby Star' which was recorded by his group The Ducks (produced by John Simon) and covered by John Cipollina's band Copperhead (Columbia), among others. In the eighties, while living in Los Angeles, he played and recorded with a variety of artists and worked as a staff writer for Warner Bros. Music with friend Stanley Lynch. In the nineties, Earl began a collaboration with film and television composer Gary Chang (Perfect Weapon,' 'Sniper' 'Under siege') with whom he has written songs for movies, television and a soon to be released CD. 'Changman'. Country Ass Earl went to Nashville in '98,'99 but was asked to leave when he wouldn't play golf or bass fish with the local A&R honchos and was found drinking beer in the shower. These days, Earl can be found gigging somewhere in the world as well as working on tracks for his next record.