Still No Good
Once again I've been tasked with the ever difficult challenge of introducing The 'infamous' Red Corn Band. Difficult because there is no where to start. They are men of mystery, enigmas, goverment cheese wrapped in foil and wrapped again in cardboard. The lead singer, or front man, goes by the title Jonathan Joss (White Mountain Apache Tribe) and poses as an actor by day (voice of John Redcorn on FOX's 'King Of The Hill', 'Almost Heroes', Wovoka in 'Into The West', 'Johnson Family Vacation', 'Christmas in the Clouds') but is known to croon his raspy ill thought into twisted yarns in the hallowed halls of Venice Beach bars by night. In the Southland, so the urban legend goes, to find the peircing wisdom of 'The Corn' one must follow the tortured howls of The Santa Monica Canines. And then there is the talent, or guitarist; also an actor and stuntman who calls himself Tim Sampson (tribal member - The Creek Nation, apearances include 'Black Cloud', 'Lakota Woman', and 'War Party', member of the Tony Award Winning Cast of Broadway's 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'). Sampson has no excuse for being mysterious nor does he reject the accusation; that's all I'll say for now due to my fear of his mysteriousness. Nonetheless, the two combine to form THE REDCORN BAND, an alternative Blues/Spoken Word/ Folk Band who are a NAMMY Nominated powerhouse of acoustic rebellion; a sort of symphony that resembles a police line-up. In this, their high octane follow sophomore EP, our heroes travel to sunny Arizona to where even the spirits can't get cell phone reception. The CD is recorded in single takes and captures The Corn at one of his emotionally shook, substance induced, absent minded zeniths: it's Jim Morrison meets Geronimo, pure genius, partner. So sit back, put your little finger on that Mouse and buy this CD.