Chubby Knuckle Choir

Band Members: Luke Adair, Josh Droegemueller, Dave Gould, Perry Lowe, Rory “Storytime” Smith, Tres Womack
Releases: God’s Puppy (2017), 6 (2016), Reveille (2015)
Years at MusicFest: 4

Some bands are content to remain within the rigid confines of their musical comfort zones. The Chubby Knuckle Choir is not one of those bands. Nobody gleefully shatters genre boundaries like this frenetic group, who play everything from bongos to banjos onstage. The Chubby Knuckle Choir officially formed in 2009 in Bastrop, Texas, a town which each band member has called home at one time or another. The band is made up of singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists who all come from varying musical and geographical backgrounds; the result is a freewheeling live sound which blends country, bluegrass, R&B, and swamp blues. In the past five years, this creative group has earned comparisons to acts like The Gourds, the Wood Brothers, and Asylum Street Spankers, and has steadily built a dedicated fan base that’s drawn to the Choir’s joyful noise. Based in Austin, the Chubby Knuckle Choir released God’s Puppy in 2017, a live album recorded at The Bugle Boy in La Grange, Texas. The record sizzles with the high-spirited energy of a Chubby Knuckle live show. It’s this spontaneity and constant willingness to experiment musically that makes them one of the most unique and compelling bands in Texas today. Chubby Knuckle Choir’s performances in the Dung Beetle Saloon and the MusicFest Media Lounge were some of the most talked about shows in Steamboat last January. Get ready for more high-energy jam sessions at MusicFest 2018!

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