Stackabones Electronic Press Kit
Stackabones has been playing original jam roots Americana for almost three decades. Stackabones' solid songwriting, lead by original members Butch Zito and Jim Brighton, keeps the band focused on delivering quality songs wrapped in exploratory psychedelia.
Formed in Austin, TX, Stackabones was a fixture on the Austin music scene in the mid-'80s. The band found its way into Deadhead circles when its first single was played between sets at a Grateful Dead show. Shortly thereafter, the band went into the studio with pedal steel hero and former New Rider Bobby Black to record their first album for Relix Records. Fast forward two decades later and Stackabones is still going strong.
The name Stackabones comes from Woody Guthrie's nickname for his young daughter Cathy Ann, who was tragically caught in a fire at the age of five. That night, Woody stayed with Cathy Ann singing songs to her, until the she died in the morning. He called her his little Stackabones. Jimmie and Butch's love for Woody's songs, teachings, and especially his ability and desire to sing and dance in the face of death, is one of the reasons they have dedicated their music and life work to Stackabones.
The band's latest release, "The Wax Still Drips" released in 2011 on the Yellow Sound Label, is already getting radio airplay and attention from both coasts. Featuring George Marsh (David Grisman Quintet) on drums and Howard Wales (Jerry Garcia) on keyboards, “The Wax Still Drips” shows that Stackabones continues to forge their place in the annals of the jam band genre.
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- Butch Zito – rhythm guitar, vocals
- Jim Brighton – lead guitar, vocals
- Teri Zito – vocals
- Pat Kelly – drums
- Chip Clofine – bass
- Stackabones Band Bios
- April 6, 2013 - Pickled Herring Pub
- August 1-5, 2013 - 8th Annual Bear's Picnic
- August 2-4, 2013 - Fletch Fest
- Stackabones Calendar
- 1983 - Burned On Love/Texas Town (single)
- 1990 - Stackabones
- 1992 - Relix Sampler 4
- 1996 - Cathy Ann
- 1997 - Relix's Best Of Truck Driving Songs
- 2000 - Dead Delites 4
- 2005 - This Ribbon Of Highway
- 2011 - The Wax Still Drips
- Stackabones Music