Once you see Southern Drawl Band perform, you'll understand why they are fast becoming East Tennessee's premier entertainment band. Southern Drawl makes every song their own and every audience member a part of the show. Bringing their own brand of music entertainment and high energy performances to a fast growing fan base, Southern Drawl is proving that the old fashioned way of building success "one fan at a time" has not died. If you're not having fun at a Southern Drawl show, you might need to get to the nearest hospital!!
Southern Drawl Band was created by lead vocalist Mike Nash and guitarist Rich Killingsworth in February of 2011 as a duo. Mike & Rich have been playing on and off together for more than a decade with thier previous band "Krank" (a high energy, alternative rock band) and other projects. Playing under the name "Nashville Mike" for several months in early 2011, they added drummer Larry Dunsmore in May of 2011 and changed the name to Southern Drawl Band. Percussionist Melanie Howe (Djembabe) was added in February 2012. Having been together for less than a year, Southern Drawl Band has quickly become one of the top drawing acts in Knoxville with their fans and club owners alike. Leaving many folks asking "where did these guys come from?" Don't get the wrong idea though, these guys are far from an "overnight success". With combined stage and performance experience of close to a century, they credit strong work ethic and their love for the music, as well as a heartfelt appreciation for the fans for this seemingly "fast" rise up the ladder. "If you're doing it for the love of the music, you can't go wrong".