The Woodbox Gang

The Woodbox Gang is a band formerly based in Herod, Illinois, now out of Makanda, Illinois. They play an eclectic, unique style of bluegrass music labeled by some as "insurgent Americana," "jug-punk," "y'allternative," and "funk-a-billy;" though they prefer the terms "caustic acoustic" and "trashcan Americana" (also the name of one of their albums).

The band originated as the trio of dobro player Brad Bolin and the brothers Hugh (guitar, kazoo, and vocals) and Brian (bass) DeNeal in 1999. Bolin soon left the band, but rejoined in 2000 along with Alex Kirt (assorted jug percussion, washboard, banjo, kazoo, harmonica, didgeridoo, slide resonator guitar, drum, vocals, stompboard, and gutbucket), however Bolin left once again because, in the-joking-words of Hugh DeNeal, "After one gig at the Yellow Moon, our dobro player left us once again. I believe he felt that he did not receive enough attention as a cross-dressing androgynous bluegrass picker." They were later joined by Greg Edwards (bass), Ratliff Dean Thiebaud (guitar and vocals), and Dan Goett (banjo, mandolin, dobro, guitar.)

Discography: A Caustic Acoustic Cacophony (2001) (out of print) Trashcan Americana (2001) Wormwood (2002) Showdown (2002) (out of print) Born With A Tail (2003) I've Killed Men (2003) Live at Hangar 9 (2005) Drunk as Dragons (2006)

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