One day after not writing for a very long time, Shawna got bored with the melancholy acoustic singer/songwriter stuff she was doing and decided she wanted to borrow Ric Hickey's '74 Fender Teledeluxe to see what sounds would come out of those humbuckers...to see if it would draw her out of the writer's block doldrums or maybe jar some part of her brain open..PJ Herrington said "Hey, let's get together at my practice space and see what happens". Ric said, "I've always wanted to play drums". On February 8th 2006 we descended the staircase on Gilbert Ave. and the writer's block dissipated. I don't know if it was the bassy tones or the distortion that Shawna discovered on that guitar...or Ric's coo coo for coco puffs drumming, or maybe PJ's perty bass lines, but the sound was just sick..in a good way....the rest is history...now introducing.......................
ThE SLaCKs!! A 3 piece band from Cincinnati Ohio.. Pj and Ric put down their guitars to play bass and drums. We don't play in no garage and we aren't trying to be perfect musicians....with a perfect image and polished perfect sound. We just want to play...a lot....and blow your wigs off..make you grab at your chest....scream FUCK YEAH at your neighbors...and possibly punch the cat.....
Shawna James--guitar + Vocals