jThe Dirtballs were born unnamed on the side of a gravel road in West Virginia, amid a squall of fiddle squeals, banjo plunks, and bass thumps.
Take a listen:
Samples from the very first session together at Clifftop:
Take a look:
Brian Slattery - Banjo (bfslattery.com)
Liz Toffey - Banjo Uke (Liztoffey.com)
Jacob Curtz - Fiddle
"I can't be held responsible for things I say when I play this music."- Brian
"You don't need me do you?" - Several REALLY good Guitar Players
"That didn't hardly suck at all." -The Dirtballs after playing for 6 hours one night
"Are you sombody?" -A musician from the session across the road. "No." -The Dirtballs
Some of the Dirtballs have listened to some of the same records. It makes them laugh. They play banjos and fiddles and basses. It's futile to talk about these things in words so so just lisen to the mp3s. If you are confused by this mess of a graphic, I can only assure you that we are not a 15 piece all women banjo orchestra. If you've ever seen George Clinton's ghosts on a banjo neck, noticed that Tommy Jarell and ?love are looking in the same direction, or believe deeply that Mike Watt and Riley Puckett are playing from the same place you might dig us and bands like the Horseflies that came before.