Crabtree's Trunk Featuring The Rhinestones
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Scott Crabtree

e a.k.a Cootie, And thatappeared on the local Indianapolis music scene back around the turn of the century. Its not clear his exact origins. Its been said his car broke down in Indiana on his way up to Maine from Montana and he’s just trying to earn enough cash to fix it. There is also talk of him laying cross ties on the Trans Canadian RailRoad before riding a train down to the States. Either way, where you been is good and gone, all you keep is the getting there.
Profoundly influenced musically by Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers And John Prine, just to name a few. Cootie has worked closely and collaborated with local songwriters Johnny Ping, Jethro Easyfields, Owen Neighbours & Scott Kern. Bands on his resume include Folkoff, Oddeo, Old Peculiar & Crabtree’s Trunk featuring The Rhinestones, which is his current project. It is not an easy task to label the genre of The Trunk, the music walks a thin line between Americana, Alt-Cuntry, Rootsy - Grass - Blues & Rock n’ Roll, and that is fine with him… a pigeon hole aint no place to be anyways.

Andrew Funke - (Bass/Vocals) Andrew has been playing bass for roughly 15 years, the past ten of them professionally. Whether working as an integral member of a band or as a backing/session musician, he’s played genres ranging from indie rock, to blues, to country, and just about all points inbetween. Andrew has worked extensively in the Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana, areas, but his work has also taken him to Chicago, Los Angeles, and Sweden.

Some of the artists he as worked with are: Tricycle Logic (Indie Rock)Paper Planes Crashing (Indie Rock)The Forecasters (Blues)The Ventilators (Blues/Roots Rock)Piney Woods (Blues/R&B)Will Scott (Blues/Roots Rock)Auvers Ghost (Indie Rock)Al Young & the New King Casuals (Blues/R&B)Gordon Bonham (Blues)Katie Trotta (Rock/Pop)Shaun Paul Gordon (Folk/Country/Rock)Dana Ayers (Contemporary Rock/Folk)Riely O’Connor (Folk/Country/Rock)And Many More!

Joseph Hodson - (Guitar/Vocals/Mandolin/Keys)
Biography:Joe has been playing the guitar for 16 years. While his early influences were rooted in the blues, he has since studied contemporary hard rock, jazz, classical, folk and country guitar while becoming proficient in all of these styles. He has also been in numerous bands playing a wide variety of music under a wide variety of circumstances, from acoustic coffee house shows to festivals in front of thousands of people. “I believe that a lead guitarist is not in a band just to play guitar solos, but to provide texture, dynamics, counter melodies, and richness to the song” - Joe Hodson
Some of the artists he as worked with are: The Nightshift Watchmen (Acoustic Rock)Auver’s Ghost (Indie Rock)Aruka (Jam Band)Five Apples (Progressive/Hard Rock)Voodoo Lounge (Rolling Stones Tribute Band)Rebecca Lynn (Contemporary Country)Riely O’Connor (Acoustic/Folk/Country/Rock)And Many More!

Scott Kern - (Guitar/Banjo/Vocals) It’s a fact that Scott was born in the early 1800’s. He was sent here to Earth to conquer it’s inhabitants and become supreme ruler. Failing to do that, he learned how to play guitar and chop wood, although he sometimes gets the two mixed up. It is also a fact that color photography wasn’t invented until well into the 20th century, so we are honored to have this very rare photograph of the guitar picker at work. Always the innovator, Scott has played in many bands around the Indianapolis area and is a Hoosier thru and thru. Scott performs on guitar, banjo, and vocals in the group and loves every minute. You can usually find Scott at any open stage or Bluegrass pickn’ circle. Just look for the guy with a guitar that looks like it’s been hit with an axe.

Tim Plunkett - Tim has been on the music scene for over a decade and a half. He has built a reputation as a great studio/live musician, as well as an Engineer and Producer. With his stylish musicianship and dynamic personality, he can capture the attention of any audience, on stage or in the studio, enchant them, and lift their spirits and consciousness at the same time. Though he is a multi-instrumentalist, he is most noted for his diverse and inspiring percussive and production abilities.

Some of the artists he as worked with are:
Katie Trotta (Acoustic/Rock/Pop)
Thrive (Progressive/Hard Rock)
Auvers Ghost (Indie Rock)
Shaun Paul Gordon (Folk Rock/Country/Acoustic)
Bob Schneider (Folk Rock/Acoustic)
The Fanatics (Acoustic/Rock)
Midnight Mojo (Contemporary Blues/Rock)
Brian Barrick (Singer/Songwriter)
Early Gray (Indie Rock)
Dana Ayers (Contemporary Rock/Folk)
Riely O’ Connor (Acoustic/Folk/Country/Rock)
Transmatic (Indie Rock)
Extra Blue Kind (Indie Rock)
And Many More!

A little info on the whole band: As an eclectic inspirational rockabilly vibe, it is hard to put Crabtree’s Trunk in any sort of category. Their sounds are vast and touch such inspirations as Johnny Cash