Although the identity of The Mower Men remains a mystery, the music, Mower Music, is being listened to and appreciated worldwide. Who are these guys? Does it matter? To mow is to know.
Songwriter, Wayne Phillips, had taken songs to Nashville before. "But, when they heard my lawn mower racing songs, that was it. I was asked to sign a Hardly Trying Music publishing agreement."
Doug Carman mentions influences on the project like The Ventures, Dick Dale, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, or even the vocal styling of doo-wop. "This was done as a bit of a tribute to the car racing and surfing music that was popular in the 60's. Of course, it's also a salute to the men and women involved in the great sport of lawn mower racing. These are real songs about real people who load up their lawn mowers and drive all over the country to compete in races."
Here are a few early reviews:
"It's the best darn music I've heard since the last Britney Spears album." USLMRA President, Bruce Kaufman
"It's the definitive musical work on the sport of lawn mower racing--It's also the only musical work on lawn mower racing." USLMRA Racing Commissioner, Ken Jones
Order your copy of Mower Music. Then maybe you'll be able to answer the question; "How mow can you go?"