A powerhouse quartet, HUNDRED YEAR FLOOD splits the seams of Rock n Roll with their high octane vocals, balls to the wall rhythm and bleeding heart melodies. They deliver their original tunes with gut-wrenching honesty and energetic passion. If you haven’t seen this amazing band live, you must! From the minute Hundred Year Flood hits the stage, you know you are in the presence of a un-bridled force of nature that you won’t ever forget.
They spent this summer recording their upcoming album with Multi Grammy/ Multi-Platinum/Gold record producer, ANDY KRAVITZ, who brought in legendary music man, TAJ MAHAL to add his magic touch to the title track, "Hell or High Water". Soulful songstress, Shannon McNally, also joins the band for the stirring and unforgettable, "Neck of the Woods". This album will prove to be their most rockin’ album yet. Hell or Highwater will be released in 2008.
During an interview on Austin radio station, KGSR, Charlie Sexton said Hundred Year Flood was one of his favorite bands. They have shared stages with Charlie Sexton, Son Volt, Joe Ely, Dave Alvin, Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier, James McMurtry, George Clinton, Ozomotli, Patrice Pike, Blue Mountain and many more. Go see them live! Hundred Year Flood will be your next favorite band!!
Hundred Year Flood is currently based out of both the artist mecca of Santa Fe, NM; and the live music capital of the world, Austin, TX. They have played all over the western U.S., and have even toured in Mexico. Hundred Year Flood has opened for both Son Volt and James McMurtry to packed and sold out theatres, and during SXSW 06 they played an amazing 9 gigs in six days. The members are Felecia Ford (voice and keys), Bill Palmer (guitar and voice), Jim Palmer (drums) and Kendra Lauman (bass). They play southern-fried roots rock that ranges from beautiful folk-rock ballads to gritty, politically saavy country punk; from stark darkness to a frenzied twang. Felecia Ford is a West Texas master of voice, who cut her teeth on Broadway show tunes and the big production theatrical stage, as well as the underground roots scene of Austin. Bill Palmer's songwriting and guitar playing is as steeped in shoegazer Brit-pop as it is in Texas country tradition and folk poetry. Bill's younger brother, Jim Palmer is powerful and nimble simultaneously with his unique drum style, inspired by African pop and American rock. Kendra Lauman roots the music to the ground with her thoughtful and solid bass approach. The band currently has four albums under it's belt: 2000's self-titled release, 2003's critically acclaimed "Flutterstrut", 2004's "Cavalier" and 2006's buzz album "BLUE ANGEL" just released on Frogville Records. They were invited to perform at the 2004 High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA, and have recently been attracting radio and press attention in Texas, the US & Europe.