Often referred to as simply SCOTS, Southern Culture on the Skids is a rockabilly outfit that emerged out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1983. With neo-psychedelia, surf rock, alternative rock and of course southern rock making up its sound, the band released its eponymous debut album in 1986, but first earned attention in the mid-1990s with its fifth studio effort, Dirt Track Date. Released in 1995, the record held the hit songs "Camel Walk," "White Trash" and"Soul City," which would be featured on the soundtrack of the 1996 film Happy Gilmore. Southern culture on the Skids continues to release music in the 2010s, including its thirteenth studio album The Kudzu Ranch.
Boston songwriter and acoustic guitarist Chris Trapper has built a dynamic career as a solo artist, band member, and commercial songwriter. Former member of The Push Stars, Trapper toured alongside a variety of high-profile bands, including Matchbox 20. Trapper has gone on to write theme music to popular television shows and release albums as a solo artist. Trapper's own music frequently incorporates humor along with emotional honesty, telling stories in the folk/blues tradition with a sense of self-aware irony and charm. Trapper's 2008 album is entitled 'Til The Last Leaf Falls.
Tyler Ramsey is a modern folk artist who emerged out of the tight-knit community of Asheville, NC. Though he is a seasoned multi-instrumentalist, he is best-known for his work on guitar, particularly his intricate finger picking that lends the melancholy edge to his country-blues-infused music. Ramsey released his eponymous debut solo album in 2004, before joining Band of Horses in 2007 and helping to establish the group as a mainstay in the crowded world of indie folk. While he continues to release new material with the group, he has also built his own solo repertoire with records such as 2008's A Long Dream About Swimming Across the Sea, which he released with Echo Mountain Records.