"What kind of music do you play?" After people learn the name of the band the next question is usually, "What kind of music do you play?" We don't really know how to answer that. We must find the question too hard. We play music, what "kinds" are there? "What/who do you sound like?" would be a more appropriate question. That would be a question that could be answered, although it could take a while. Anyone who listens to music and writes music will let their influences in whether they want to or not. Our influences are throughout our music. A short, non-exhaustive list of our influences follows: Sister Hazel; Aerosmith; Tom Petty; Todd Snider; Cowboy Mouth; Counting Crows; Hootie and the Blowfish; Lynyrd Skynyrd; Collective Soul; Push Down & Turn; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Hand Williams, Jr.; John Mellencamp; Elvis Presley; Ricky Skaggs; Will Hoge; Tool; Candlebox; The Clarks; John Mayer; Will Kimbrough; Tommy Womack; and Dave Matthews Band... ... just to name a few. So that should give a pretty good idea as to what/who we sound like. It is a very Southeastern sound. The best description we've heard of this particular type of music is "y'all-ternative." Unfortunately, proper credit can not be given for that description as we did not create it. We are not trying to sound like everyone at the same time, nor are we are not trying to break any new ground. We are just trying to make music that we like and that we can share with others. Hopefully others can enjoy our music, too. ----------------- A Brief, Brief Band History Jeremy Miller and Jantzen Emerson have been playing guitar together for over 12 years and have been writing their own songs for over half that time. They always dreamed of having a band. That came true in 1999 with the birth of Criminals Mostly. Throughout the past 7 years there have been various other members of the band; however, Jeremy and Jantzen are the only "surviving" Criminals. August 1, 2006, is the culmination of 12 years of hard work and persistence; Criminals Mostly release their first full-length CD, Unfinished.