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About The Event
The Worthless Son-in-Laws are a Boone, North Carolina-based band formed and baptized with their grammatically incorrect moniker in the wee hours of 2004. They play Appalachian Mountain Indie-Rock, which various people have likened to some combination of Ryan Adams, Son Volt, Wilco, early REM, the Jayhawks, the dB's, Mark Eitzel, the Allman Brothers, and Justin Townes Earle.
Jimmy Davidson (acoustic guitar/vocals) and Rob Brown (electric guitar/vocals) write songs about t-shirt shops, Mississippi highways, weddings, and life on container ships, among other things. Jimmy draws from his work experiences and flips through Bryan Garner’s Dictionary of Modern American Usage for inspiration, while Rob’s muse is his latent desire to be a truck driver (he is, in truth, a university professor). Jimmy used to play toy drums and acoustic guitar with songwriter Vic Chesnutt. Rich Crepeau (bass guitar, PhD) plays bass and writes a sinister country-punk number his own self now and then. And, he’s on the Boone Board of Adjustment. Dave Brewer plays drums and offers smart-assed commentary on the proceedings.
The Worthless Son-in-Laws played at Merlefest 2007. Merlefest music director Claire Armbruster wrote on the Merlefest discussion boards: “I think that the hot new bands for 2007 [include]...the Worthless Son-in-Laws....They’ve all just knocked my socks off.” The Son-in-Laws also play around the Carolinas and sometimes in Tennessee. Their new album is called "No. 8 Wire," which was recorded with indie-rock veteran Mitch Easter. They also have an old CD called “Sort of Back to Having a Life.”
Jimmy Davidson: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Rob Brown: electric guitar, vocals
Rich Crepeau: bass guitar
Dave Brewer: drums and stuff