Playing a positive-natured brand of hardcore-tinged Celtic punk, Flatfoot 56 has been unleashing itself upon America and the rest of the world for over 16 years now. Forming in 2000, the Chicago natives achieved nationwide attention with their first two label-backed records, 2006’s Knuckles Up and 2007’s Jungle of the Midwest Sea. These releases built on a heavy dose of previously established regional notoriety, helping the band gain steam early on.
While each record received its fair share of acclaim, the quintet exploded onto a new level with 2010’s Black Thorn. Landing the band on a total of 9 Billboard Charts, Flatfoot 56 proved it could consistently reach an expanding audience while treading in a genre not often associated with widespread success. This success was advanced even further with song placements in the hit TV series “Sons of Anarchy” and the video game “Watchdogs”.
Sons of Clogger
A four piece band with a huge sound fusing folk with punk by integrating 12 string acoustic guitar, 8-string mandolin, 5-string rock n roll bass and free style cymbol smashing drums.
Their full-bloodied invigorating music is driven by uncompromising feveur and captivates the crowds at festivals and venues up and down the UK.
WARSHY (as in, shy of war) is the brand new solo-ish venture from Crazy Arm singer/guitarist, Darren Johns. It’s an opportunity to explore the folk-roots and Americana influences that have underpinned Crazy Arm’s forte, and to strip them to the bone. Relying on a more intimate and less abrasive approach, the ultimate idea is to create a pool of musicians and singers that come and go around the core of the solo performance. But, for now, it’s one man and his guitar, and banjo, and kick drum, and voice.