Who we is.
Hailing from Memphis (the birthplace of the blues), Sammy D. was rocked to sleep in the lap of Little Laura Dukes of the Memphis Jug Band, who hummed old spirituals in his ear on Sunday morning after singin’ the cocaine blues on Beale Street the night before. It was an early lesson in the dichotomy of Man. He left a lucrative career peddlin’ beans and brisket to the faithful flock followin’ a pump organ preacher in order to chase his dream of bein’ an old-time bandleader. With the Jug or Nots, he pursues his passion for all things analog, rusty, and dusty.
Ole' Railroad showed up on a doorstep in Los Angeles circa 1981, stuffed in a basket along with a half-empty bottle of gin and a fire-tipped pen he'd found in southern Georgia, or so they say. At the tender age of 12, a gentleman in a fine suit appeared demanding his pen for which he offered a bass guitar in exchange. Railroad took a quick liking to that shiny black bass guitar and made his rounds playing punk rock until he met a preacher from Dallas. The Reverend Horton Heat made such a big impression on Railroad that he decided it was time to pick up a doghouse. From rockabilly to big band to early Americana it all sounds so purty to Railroad... and the Jug or Nots proved a might right good place for him.