When you think of modern day southern rock n roll, the band that is going to come everyone’s mind is the State Line Mob.
State Line Mob released their debut album "Ruckus" to the world, & left many saying early in 2008,that they would have the best album of the year as a new artist ,as well as having the best Southern Rock album since Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Street Survivors" way back in 1977.To S.L.M., those were great compliments to have been given to them.At the end of 2008, they proved it by winning two Muscle Shoals Music Awards for Best new artist of the year & for Best new country album of the year!They even went as far as performing several shows throughout the year with one of Skynyrds own,JoJo Billingsley"original Honkette backup singer".Folks have been purchasing "Ruckus" off the internet shelves of cdbaby & their statelinemob.com website steady since the release was announced & have sold hundreds of copies here in the USA,UK,Germany & France.People everyday tell them, State Line Mob music is exactly what radio has been missing for some time now.
Also,State Line Mob released their debut music video for their song "It keeps me going"on Feb 1 09.Keep your eyes open on the web as well as the worldwide music video networks AFN,GAC,CMT & Australias CMC for airplay.
Phillip Crunk & Dana Crunk write all of their own music & lyrics including the songs you hear on their "Ruckus" cd with the exception of some collaboration with their producer Chris Seveir at Severe Records who believed in them enough to make Ruckus a reality.They are currently looking for their future record label.They have a great band backing them up & are very pleased.We all have the same goal & that is to move forward & make a huge impact in the music industry,says Phillip.The band's southern rock /country outlaw sound is similar to their influences of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company and 38 Special’s, updated for this decade & era.But make no mistake,Phillip & Dana take pride with saying they are original & really just sound like themselves.Being ourselves & being real to who we are & to the fans, is what seperates us from other singers & bands.Phillip & Dana come from a family background of musicians who were writers,singers & studio engineers that were heavily influenced by the "Muscle Shoals Sound Music Era",which influenced them both during their childhood years.They both play piano & Phillip started out in music as a drummer in various bands growing up & through his adult life.As Leaders of State Line Mob, Phillip Crunk and Dana Crunk trade off on vocals and sing for you great southern harmony.With "Ruckus", they have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in American music.
A few things that automatically stand out about the State Line Mob is that, their vocals are unique & special apart, but blend perfect together as one powerfull and clear.Everyday people,young & old, can relate to the lyrics they write because, they send a message & deal with real everyday life experiences including their own."The kids & teenagers are also really digging our music too",says Phillip & Dana,who proudly owns the 1968 General Lee car thats with them on their cd cover of "Ruckus" that insired their latest written song titled, "Me and General Lee" which was released June 28 2008 as an added bonus acoustic track of "Ruckus" for Dukesfest 2008.
In closing,State Line Mob has alot to offer for everyone including a very enjoyable performance that leaves you wanting more!
Here are a few major things, State Line Mob took part of in 2008 & also a few things to look forward to from State Line Mob in 2009.
As Dukesfest 2008 kicked off in Atlanta,Ga at the Atlanta Motor Speedway June 28 & 29,State Line Mob performed on stage both days celebrating the 30th aniversary of The Dukes of Hazzard tv show.Mix International media was also there filming the festival & is releasing their Dukes 30th aniversary dvd this winter & will be aired on tv sometime following according to thier website.This may very well be State Line Mobs first national tv appearance.In conjunction with Dukesfest 2008,Straight n Arrow Film Production Company that has worked exclusively with John Schneider's "Collier & Co." movies, has featured State Line Mob & songs from their cd "Ruckus" on thier documentary titled "On the road to Hazzard", that will be released also by the end of Jan 09.
State Line Mob was also the entertainment for the Hazzard County BBQ that took place after Dukesfest was officially over in Covington,Ga where the first Dukes Of Hazzard series was filmed.It's safe to say,State Line Mob is now officially a member of the Dukes Family.State Line Mob is sure to stir a Ruckus where ever they go,whether it's main street or an old dusty back road.
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