Folks Throwing Rocks in the Country
Chase Missy has drawn comparisons to folk giants Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, as well as Sonny and Cher, The Indigo Girls, and Jay-Z. Forming the duo in 2002, Chase was just a guy with a guitar and some stories until he convinced his soon-to-be wife Missy to take a hiatus from acting and give the glamorous life of playing in smoky bars and sleeping under Texaco stars a try...which she did and liked it. So they recorded their first album Invincible for 500 bucks in NYC, then moved to Atlanta and spent the next two years touring constantly (14 states and counting), sometimes playing up to 20 shows a month, while working various dayjobs (librarian, painter, teacher, emu farming) to help pay the rent. During this time Chase won an honorable mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for his song "Life's Circle". After a move closer to their roots (Fayetteville,AR) they have released their sophomore album, Folks Throwing Rocks In The Country, on their label Two Horse Town Records. It features 12 original tracks that showcase their trademark storytelling, harmonies, and multi-instrumentation (mandolin, banjo, accordion,harmonica and guitars). The addition of their band The New Folk Revival, featuring Gary Kilpatrick on drums and Patrick Yerby on bass, brings more of an alt-country edge to their sound. Since it's August 2005 release their new album has already garnered them opening slots for Patty Loveless, Robert Earl Keen, and Lucy Kaplansky. Chase Missy's genre crossing music combines the best of folk, rock, and alt-country which led The Amplifier to describe them as a band "worth watching". Just kidding about Jay-Z and the emu farming.