Easton’s released a slew of
Americana-flavored records since parting ways with Haynes Boys in the
late ’90s, each time touring across America and Europe, playing for the
type of small but mostly appreciative crowds that might discourage
Chuck Mead had a hell of a run with the band BR549 in the
1990s. The AltCountry outfit, named after the phone number Junior
Samples would give out as part of a regular skit on that great American
TV show Hee Haw, was one of the premier
Rockabilly-band-with-a-Punk-edge groups of the day.
At age 14, Sean Scolnick started writing his first songs,
penning Nirvana-inspired missives about authority, school and “stuff that a lot of 14-year-old
kids probably write about.” Now in his early 30s, Scolnick doesn't
employ those subjects as inspiration anymore. Listening to his
story-heavy goulash of Folk and AltCountry reveals nary any traces of
Cobain and Co. at all.