Thursday, September 16, 2010
Today's Date In Music History: Split Lip Rayfield Live at Stage 5, Walnut Valley Festival on September 16, 2006
Split Lip Rayfield is a vocal and acoustic instrumental group from Wichita, Kansas. Though they are sometimes classified as a bluegrass, alt-country or cowpunk, their music draws on a wide array of influences.
Split Lip Rayfield helped pioneer what came to be known as the "Stage Five" sound, named for the notorious "unofficial" Stage 5 at the annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.
Typically, bluegrass musicians played traditional folk and country songs on acoustic string instruments. Bands like Split Lip faithfully used traditional acoustic instruments, but played songs that were more closely related stylistically to rock, punk or heavy metal.
... and ya gotta love that gas tank bass!
2. Flat Back Rag
4. Old # 6
5. Pinball Machine
6. Hundred Dollar Bill
7. Redneck Tailgate Dream
8. Record Shop
9. Don't Believe That You're Someone
10. Love Please Come Home
12. Never Make It Home
13. San Antone
15. Kiss Of Death