Chainsaw Curtis and the Creepers Branch Street Retreat
in Middleton Saturday 7/24 9:00 PM start time.
This gig is a direct result of appearing at this year's Bratfest. The band doesn't get into the Madison area very often but there are a lot of folks here who will like what they do.
Chainsaw Curtis at WMMM's Build Your Own Blues Fest in 2005.
"Most groups start with rock and pop and play blues when they run out of material. We start with blues because it's the basis for all American pop music since early in the last century. Then we take great material and do it the way we think it fits for the band. We're doing roadhouse blues, old school R&B and rock'n'roll and twists on classic pop and rock. I call it 'electric folk.'" - Curtis
John Noyd of Maximum Ink called Chainsaw's Pantloads of Fun
CD "a musical barbecue that roasts Los Lobos and melts down ZZ Top." Dave Luhrssen of the Milwaukee Shepherd Express called The Creepers Too Much Like Work
"one of the best locally produced blues albums." Curt's song "Nine Months of Winter" got to #102 on garageband.com's overall chart.
The band has almost a hundred and fifty years of experience on stage. The current Creepers line-up includes John Dade on keyboards, harmonica, vocals and guitar, Dan Grayless on bass and vocals and Mark Davey on drums.