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EFC

 

Get To Know "Eleven Fingered Charlie"

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Bio:

 

Eleven Fingered Charlie was originally conceived in 2001 in San Marcos, TX when bassist, Chad Manes and guitarist/vocalist, Travis Damron met in college. Both had a desire to create and perform the music they were so passionate about at that time, which was heavily influenced by the appeal of reggae. Travis' smooth yet aggressive vocals and Chad's steady pounding bass lines set the foundation for their future.

With the addition of Travis' old friend Adan Salazar on drums, the acoustic duo turned 3 piece found a niche and began playing small local shows. In 2003, as musical interests shifted and Adan parted from the band, EFC incorporated a new drummer, Dustin Hall to revamp the rhythm section. A technical, metal-influenced drummer, Dustin brought a new style to the mix that added up to EFC's burgeoning raw energy. As the project continued to build it's fan base, local shows soon drew large music-hungry crowds prompting EFC to create their premier self titled album. Recorded at ITG Studios with Dustin's friend and engineer, Wade Parker, the album captured the essence of their energy, youth and care free nature and has since sold thousands of copies. The release also provided a fulcrum for the band to travel regionally and perform in front of new and eager fans.

One year later, EFC soon realized that in order to bring the full sound they've wanted into fruition, an additional member was necessary. Enter Rodney Howell on tenor sax and, later, keys. The inception of Rodney's jazz background allowed EFC to gain some musical maturity and dynamics. Thus, the second full length album Never the Same was created. Recorded with friend and engineer, Craig Lawrence, the sophomore album came surprisingly quickly and with a new refreshing sound. Essentially, the second album proved to be an experiment between the band's older aggressive nature and a newer more subtle overtone.  Now, EFC has come into a new era of sound and creativity. Having toured a large part of the US, playing high profile shows such as the Barak Obama political rally and having the opportunity to completely settle in as a dynamic 4 piece, EFC is ready to take their musical prowess to the next level. Currently working on their 3rd full length album at Pirate Studios (again, with Craig Lawrence), Eleven Fingered Charlie has declared this upcoming album a pinnacle of their creative abilities and the first true album to be written by all four members equally. It is scheduled for late 2009/early 2010 release.

Eleven Fingered Charlie was originally conceived in 2001 in San Marcos, TX when bassist, Chad Manes and guitarist/vocalist, Travis Damron met in college. Both had a desire to create and perform the music they were so passionate about at that time, which was heavily influenced by the appeal of reggae. Travis' smooth yet aggressive vocals and Chad's steady pounding bass lines set the foundation for their future.

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