Last of the Ghost Town Gang
'City--but not slick. Country--but not hick.' For those tired of the standard-issue indie rock that emanates from Omaha like the stench from packing house, the BLACK SQUIRRELS are here to offer an aural respite. Formed in the spring of 2006 by small-town kids lost in the big city, Black Squirrels are influenced by the rich tradition of American country music. Although their reverence for the past runs deep, this is not a retro act. Black Squirrels meld a modern, literate twist onto the old forms. While each is a proficient player, a premium is placed on strong songs, whether it's a four-to-the-floor barnburner, or a gently swaying waltz. KAT plays guitar and has been singing since she was knee-high-to-a-grasshopper in her hometown of Missouri Valley, IA. KATE is an honest-to-goodness farm girl from Tekamah, NE. She sings harmony, plays a mean squeezebox and piano. TRAVIS hails from Tecumseh, OK, where he grew up around old-time and bluegrass music. He thumps the big doghouse bass. TIM is from Millard, NE, and is a recording studio owner/engineer at Bassline Studio (Omaha). He plays guitar and mandolin.