(We only have a few copies left of this album)
Mixing influences such as Howling Wolf, Johnny Horton, the Rolling Stones, Tom Waits and the Jayhawks, Flatfoot explores the corners of Americana.
Brothers Jason (vocals, guitar, banjo, electric piano) and Aaron (vocals, guitar, slide/ pedal/ lap guitars, harmonica) Bales took the name Flatfoot from the antihero of a summer camp story. Kindred spirit Tom McCartan (bass, vocals) quickly joined, and violinist J.P. Nichols rounded out the initial band, from which songs such as the dark Buffalo Creek (based on the Buffalo Creek disaster of 1972) and the dreamy Indifference were born.
After the addition of punk-based drummer Joe Irvin, Flatfoot was able to plug in and expand its range. Down In The Cellar demonstrates that range, from the guitar love of Out In The Streets to the blues stagger of Bottle for the Baby to the traditional, pedal steel accented Kentucky all the way to the pop flourishes on Sleep All Day.