chowder foot

chowder foot


Tight mix of Rock, funk, and reggae that always keeps people on their feet. With Catchy hooks and memorable guitar lines that lead straight into random jam sections that would impress the biggest phish or greatful dead fans. Our band is high energy and there is nothing like catching a live show!


Chowderfoot is from the second smallest state in America, Delaware. We have been friends since middle school. Some time in 1999 we all took a mutual interest in playing music. When we started playing together none of the members could even drive. We would have practice once or twice a week in Trevor’s basement. His parents were always giving us ideas for new songs and showing us new music that we had never heard before. Before long we had our set list written on Trevor’s basement door so we wouldn’t for get which songs to practice.
Whenever we talk about playing music people always ask who our influences are. The best answer is that they are always changing. When we first started playing music our influences were bands like 311, Incubus, RHCP, Sublime, and Led Zeppelin. As time went on our influences have changed. Today some of our new influences would be Bob Marley, Mars Volta, Victor Wooten, The John Butler Trio, Bedouin Soundclash, minus the Bear, and Jimi Hendrix. Are influences are all over the place.
Or first shows were playing middle school dances and a small coffee shop located downtown. As we got older and started driving we started playing shows at the local bars and restaurants. We were different than the bands our town was used to. In our area there is an endless list of metal bands and we sounded nothing like them. As we all graduated high school a couple of the members went off to different colleges. Instead of giving up we took advantage of the opportunity to play outside of our home town. We would drive to Longwood University to play Battle of The Bands and play for these enormous field parties with attendance anywhere from 700 to 900 people. Playing at Longwood gave us the opportunity to play on the same stage with bands like Robert Randolph and the Family Band,Edwin McCain, Jimmies Chicken Shack, and Soldiers of Jah Army (SOJA).
One of the coolest things about Chowderfoot is that when we get together and play music we go to a totally different place. We have been playing together for almost 10 years and it shows. We know each others playing style and ability we can feel it when something is about to happen. If one of us wants to change a part of a song from the way we normally play is we can feel it. It’s crazy! We all feed off each other and it’s great. We are always trying to find some excuse to practice and work on new stuff. We all work really hard to make our music but we enjoy what we do. Now after expanding our playing area to MD,PA,NJ,SC,NC, and VA we have moved halfway across the country to Austin, TX the live music capital of the US to even further expand our fanbase. If you have any other questions feel free to email us at or message us on Or WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CHOWDERFOOT
Thanks for your time

Joey States
Trevor Young
Luke Saylor
Justin Brooke


1st CD - Left Field Funk (2003)
At the Current Time
Testicle Container
Anisible Energy
The Potential
Left Field Funk
Sinking In
The One We Did Last Night
The One We Did Last Night

2nd CD – Binge Thinking (2008)
Cherokee Dad
My Silence
One Big If
Crazy Song
Good Night, Good Morning
Bubonic Salmonella Trio
Literally Obliterated
It’s a Shame If You Still Smile
Before You Get There

Set List

Our typical set list depends on where we are playing. We love to play only originals. Given the opportunity to do so we play shows and play all of our 25 originals. Unfortunately many of bars/clubs around our area are aiming to please a tourist crowd that is primarily interested in covers. In that situation we play mostly covers and then slip in our originals.

Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
Cream – Crossroads
Jimi Hendrix – Foxy lady
Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile
Led Zeppelin – Heart Breaker
Led Zeppelin – The Ocean
311 – Beautiful Disaster
311 – Taiyed
311 – Homebrew
311 – Love Song
Incubus – Summer Romance
Incubus – Meglomanic
ZZ Top – Cheap Sunglasses
Steppen Wolf – Magic Carpet Ride
Sublime – What I Got
Sublime – Summer Time
Sublime -- April 26, 1992
John Butler Trio – Treat Yo Momma
The Roots - Seed 2.0
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Lyrnard Skynard – Sweet Home Alabama
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Rage Against the Machine – Bulls On Parade
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