Stiff Dead Cat
Stiff Dead Cat is a four-piece band that plays what they call "Porch Music" which blends a fiery combination of bluegrass, jazz, blues, jug-stomp and funk. This band is the real deal, they hail from the hills of Northern California, and for the last four years, these seasoned vets have been doin' exactly what they want; comin down off the mountain and bringin their own version of traditional music to the people. SDC was once was banned by the Sonoma County Folk Society, but just talk to them and they'll tell ya, "there's more than one way to skin a cat" and they can describe that in great detail. Just give the CD a spin and see for yourself. Their music conjures up both harsh and comedic images from the back woods. There is no denying that Stiff Dead Cat is a band to look out for. Catch them soon before one of them has an accident with the back-hoe. These guys have an amazing new album and a must see live show. This is sonic mischief at it's best. -Finke Jones
Stiff Dead Cat includes:
Wylie Woods- lead vocal, mandolin, banjo
Wylie lives in a barn in the backwoods of Forestville working as a Blacksmith. When not playing music, Wylie can be found killing and butchering wild game, making grappa, and burning coal before his wife gets home.
Dave Lux- Rezo guitar, vocals
Dave lives in a complex of trailers in the hills of Cazedero. He is a carpenter by trade, who spends his his spare time feading raw meat to his dog, raising chickens, and eating fresh vegetables when he remembers to water the garden for his wife.
Jesse Rudolph - Drums
Jesse works six days a week at feed store in Penngrove, but he'll call in sick for any Stiff Dead Cat gig. His Steer is almost ready for a trip to the butcher and he is planning to raise another batch of pigs. He hasn't met his wife.
Curly - Bull fiddle
Curly spends half his time in Europe playing avant-garde. We can't figure out why. The other half of his time he resides in the Oakland ghetto. We can't figure that out either. We think he might have more than one wife.