Innocent Man plays honest Rock & Roll, fostered with Americana, while pursuing the unending development of the band’s musical abilities. By using deep heartfelt lyrics that reflect shared life experiences, tasteful guitar, premier fiddle, driving rhythms, and graceful melodies, Innocent Man comes through as a breath of fresh air that dabbling with acoustic echoes of the past. With a hunger to constantly create great compositions, the members of Innocent Man continue to push the conceptual limitations of music.
With an original sound that is hard to define, Innocent Man brings elements of genuine Americana or Outlaw Country, reminiscent of acts like Wilco, The Wood Brothers & Johnny Cash, along with glimmers of Classic-Rock such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top & The Band, combined with Jam-Band grooves resembling those of Phish, The Grateful Dead & Assembly Of Dust.
This Boise based 6 piece was cultivated by childhood friends sharing their love of music. Both Scott Sprague & Dan Burns grew up in McCall, Idaho and graduated in the same small class. Likewise, Tim Callender & Conlyn McCain grew up in the small town of Payette, Idaho. While in college the core members of the band became friends and started to jam.. Scott, Dan, Tim, Conlyn, and Josh Sears played together for more than a decade in various lineups and great bands around Idaho’s Treasure Valley such as “Red House,” “Classic Ashley,” “the3hundred” and “Enormous G.” In 2008 the guys switched up instruments and song arrangements and founded a new band.
The guys decided to call the new band “Innocent Man” as a play on the fact that two of the members are lawyers. In early 2010, Lindsey Terrell first performed with the band at a winter festival in McCall. Since that time she has enhanced the sound of the band with her talented fiddle execution and moving vocal harmonies. Each member of the band has their own specific tastes in music, which helps make for a unique and special sound that touches many different genres all within a single song. This special sound reverberates through all ages, and creates a common connection that sparks new friendships everywhere it’s heard.