Greg Spradlin Outfit mine the hills and Delta landscape of the Mid-South to create a rich sonic tapestry reminiscent of the musical legacy born of the land they inhabit. Arkansas natives Greg Spradlin (guitar and vocals), Doug Simpson (drums and vocals) and Scott Finney (bass and vocals), reach back into their musical pockets to unite the sounds of country church, Delta Blues, honky-tonk and bar room rock into what used to be called rock and roll.
Spradlin and Simpson are former members of The SkeeterHawks, whose first album The First One I Caught has become a much sought-after favorite among fans. After releasing the now out-of-print debut album, the band was signed to San Francisco's Synapse Records. The album was produced by Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakum, Rosie Flores, Jim Lauderdale etc.) but never released.
Since disbanding the SkeeterHawks, Greg Spradlin has been featured on Jackass Records nationwide alt-country compilation, for which the LA Times called Greg Spradlin, "...the most impressive."
Once a part of the early No Depression-alt-country movement, Greg Spradlin Outfit is a departure to a more turbo-charged, gritty, lo-fi visit to the Southern Gothic universe. Their songs paint pictures that mix Old Testament with modern power tools.
released May 31, 2003
Greg Spradlin: Vocals, Guitar, Wurlitzer, Piano, Organ, Bass
Doug Simpson: Drums, Background Vocals
Scott Finney: Bass
Friendly Womack: Background Vocals
Chris Michaels: Bass
Jim Dickinson: Organ, Piano and Wurlitzer
Pastor Stephen Christian: Piano and Background Vocals
Mike "Naz" Nazarenko: Harmonica on "Workin' on a Building"
Jim Dickinson appears courtesy of Artemis Records
Stephen Christian appears courtesy of Born Again Records
Recorded at Downtown Sound Salon
Produced by Greg Spradlin
Engineered and Mixed by Greg Spradlin
Mastered by John Crowley
All songs published by RevGregory Songs (ASCAP) 2003, except Prelude commentary used with permission of the Alan Lomax Archives and Sacred Harp Publishing. For more information on their great work, go to www.alan-lomax.com