When you think of modern day southern rock n roll, the group that's going to come to everyone’s mind is,
State Line Mob.Their bluesy,country/rock sound & image is hard to forget. State Line Mob is based out of Muscle Shoals Alabama & was officallly formed in 2007 by duo vocalists/songwriters Phillip Crunk and Dana Crunk.They both previously played for years in different bands, while cutting their teeth in some of the south’s most dangerous honkytonk-taverns,where they learned the true meaning of southern grit and tough determination.
Their name "State Line Mob" came to Phillip while reminiscing those nights performing at the state Line dives & while writing"McNairy County Line"
The song was written about the true story of the famous "Walking Tall" Sheriff,Buford Pusser & of the Dixie-crime organization that existed on the Mississippi, Alabama & Tennessee borders that operated illegal gambling halls and whiskey distilleries,amongst other numerous criminal activities,in the backwoods of these great states before being run out by Sheriff Buford Pusser and his posse back in the 60's & 70's. The band performed in 2008 at The 20th Anniversary Buford Pusser Festival in his honor in Adamsville,Tn. Legendary
Jo Jo Billingsley of Skynyrd sang with them as Special guest.
When State Line Mob released their debut album "Ruckus" it left many saying that they would have the best Southern Rock album since Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Street Survivors" flavoring that vinatge Muscle Shoals sound, way back in 1977.To S.L.M., those were great compliments to have been given to them. One of those compliments was given to them personally by Rodney Mills who mastered their "Ruckus" album & has engineering & mixing credits on Skynyrd's "Street Survivors Album. By the end of 2008,they proved it by being nominated & voted for by fans, winning two Muscle Shoals Music Awards for Best new artist of the year & for Best new country album of the year! They even went as far as performing several more shows throughout the year with one of Lynyrd Skynyrds own, Jo Jo Billingsley "original Honkette backup singer". She begin touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd on the "Gimme back my bullets tour" & had recorded in the studio with the Skynyrd band at Muscle Shoals,Al. After waiting 32 years, in 2008 Jo Jo would record at the same Muscle Shoals studio one last time with State Line Mob during a special live radio performance & Interview.
State Line Mob re-released Ruckus as a Limited Edition with a bonus live track featuring their song "Me and General Lee,celebrating with fans 30 years of the Dukes of Hazzard & the most famous car in the world,"The General Lee".
As a duo,Phillip Crunk and Dana Crunk trade off on vocals and sing for you southern harmony.Their country,rock & blues influences are rooted deep & forever embedded into their Muscle Shoals souls.
Phillip wrote 90% of the music & lyrics for their Album "Ruckus" & had previously solo released, a 10 song demo Cd of his songs.As a diverse singer, songwriter, piano player & drummer,Phillip continues to write & co/write songs with Dana for future albums while promoting "Ruckus" as new fans connect every day.
Chris Seveir of Severe Records produced the duo’s album. Obviously, they have accomplished a lot on their own.But with the continued support from their fans, State Line Mob is sure to be around for a long time to come. That says a lot! They are always connecting with their fans either in person or online at social networks. Phillip & Dana believes that 1 big push needed to mainstream their career into overdrive is only a small distance away. A Big Thank you to the Ourstage fan community for keeping State Line Mob's music on a track record of excellence in both country & Southern rock since March of 2009. Phillip states "Bands don't make themselves stars,their fans do".
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