The Ghost Town Rebellion

  • Genre
  • Outlaw Americana Rock
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2018 Winner★ Rock ★
  • Musicians
    • Jacob Crain — bass
    • Joel Case — keyboard, organ, vocals
    • Mike Shivley — guitar, lap steel, vocals
    • Shawn Peter — banjo, guitar, keyboard, lap steel, trumpet, vocals
    • Steven Martin — drums, percussion
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Q & A

Describe the worst gig you've ever played: What happened, and how did you recover?

Never had a bad show!

How do you describe your music to people?

Grit Rock. Grungy, bluesy and swamp with a bit of country/ Americana.

If you could be any character from history, who would it be?

Ourselves!

Name a pet peeve.

Not having a good time!

Name a recent personal food trend.

Water and bread.

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?

Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem. Why? Well, why not? You've got Dr. Teeth on vocals and keys, one of the best female guitarists and inspirations ever Janice, Floyd Pepper on bass, Zoot on the sax and probably the worlds best drummer, Animal!

What did you want to be when you were 7?

To be in a rock band.

What drives you to keep playing even though the music industry can be so harsh?

Music industry, what's that?

What was the first song you learned to play?

As a group, we learned our first single “Poverty Ridge.”

What's a big musical inspiration that would most surprise your fans?

Frank Sinatra.

What's something most of your friends don't know about you?

We suffer from complete happiness while creating and performing!

What's your favorite jam from the '90s?

"Smells Like Nirvana" by "Weird Al" Yankovic.

What's your favorite local artist/group (other than yourself, smartypants)?

Too hard to pick just one, but our favorites at the moment are Drop Dead Red, Shotgun Sawyer, ONOFF, 50-Watt Heavy, Whoville, Cities You Wish You Were From, Kill The Precedent, The Pine Street Ramblers, Sacramento Story Tellers, Bastards of Young, Solanum, Arthur Mulcahy & Road Side Flare, Psychosomatic, Sages and Adam Roth.

Who is your secret star crush?

Big Bird.

You're given a magic wand. What do you do with it?

Wave it around.

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