Self proclaimed Heavy Wooden, The Danglers consist of Jason Loveall (Electric Violin/Vocals) , David Gelting (Upright Bass/Vocals), and John Sparrow (Drums/Percussion). The trio exudes a Punk and Heavy Metal semblance, accompanied by a Classical, Avant Garde, and Jazz songwriting style often including improvisation.
Individually each musician has contributed their skills for world tours and acclaimed recordings for artists such as; Violent Femmes, The Tossers, and Heidi Spencer and the Rare Birds.
The Danglers have shared the stage with Derrick Trucks (Allman Brothers), Tony Levin (King Crimson), Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), That One Guy, and Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire to name a few.
"…this certainly isn`t commercial lightweight psychedelia or average Prog-Rock playfulness." -Andy @ Mojophenia.com
"A voyage through an album of The Danglers music is a journey through the history of the key acts in the development of progressive and experimental music." -John Toolan (Alternative Matter.net)
"...reminds me at times of an Appalachian version of King Crimson. Dark folky violin melodies merge with jazzy rhythms and angular contrabass riffs into strange waltzing tunes - interesting stuff..." -Crucial Blast Records
"Another remarkable thing is their feeling and expression extracted from the instruments played, which sometimes contributes to create an intense sound chaos." - Limbo Do Rock.com (Brasil)
"Experimenting with sound like this is fun for any drummer to try every so often; Sparrow makes an art of it" -Modern Drummer Magazine
"It’s hard to tell how Milwaukee trio The Danglers keeps up the near-constant suspense of its live shows, until folks notice that the members are simply playing the fuck out of their fiddle, double bass, and drums." -The Onion
"The Danglers often sound like they could have given King Crimson, circa “21st Century Schizoid Man,” a run for the stage." - Shepherd Express