DoubleWide Debris
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DoubleWide Debris

Golden Gate, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Golden Gate, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Americana Southern Rock




"Bridges Burned"

DoubleWide Debris
Bridges Burned

DoubleWide Debris is a rock group from southern Illinois, and composed of members Traci Carter (lead vocals/ acoustic guitar), Keith Chapman (lead guitar/ vocals), Mark Chapman (electric guitar/ mandolin), Melinda Bruce (bass), and Jim Garrett (drums). The band was founded in 2008 by Mark Chapman and Carson Baker with the rest of the members joining afterwards. In 2012, DoubleWide Debris released their debut album, Seven More Days To Someday. After the album’s release, founding member Carson Baker as well as bassist Bill Thomas left the band, and Melinda Bruce joined as the band’s new bassist. Now with their new line-up, DoubleWide Debris is releasing their follow up album, Bridges Burned.
DoubleWide Debris’ Bridges Burned contains a wide range of musical influences from country, rock, and Americana. The band refers to their sound as “southern Illinois rock” which represents their strong influence of southern rock music like Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Marshall Tucker Band. The album contains some great hard rock riffs mixed with southern rock attitudes.
“Who’s Drivin’ This Bus” is a southern rocker that features vocals from Keith Chapman. The song has some great guitar riffs along with smooth vocals from Chapman that gives this track a classic southern rock feel. Jim Garrett also does a great job on drums that adds to the song’s quality.
Another song featuring the vocals of Keith Chapman is “Gray.” The song is more melancholy, and has a feeling of a southern rock ballad such as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Tuesday’s Gone.” Chapman’s singing comes across as powerful and emotional. Traci Carter supplies some excellent acoustic guitar to this track.
The hard hitting and slightly humorous “Real Ass Kickin’ Song” is a song about going through annoying situations such as shopping at Wal-Mart or driving behind a slow car, and wanting to kick some ass. Traci Carter provides the gritty southern rock singing with attitude that has a heavy metal influence. The guitars and drums also sound like southern rock with some heavy metal mixed in. The band does a good job of mixing the two genres and the result is a pleasing rocking song.
DoubleWide Debris is a great rock band that takes influences from country and rock to create some enjoyable songs on Bridges Burned. Sharing two singers, Keith Chapman and Traci Carter, give the album a mix of classic southern rock and heavy metal that keeps the album diverse enough to stay enjoyable from beginning to end. Burned Bridges is an album worth checking out. Southern rock fans will want to look this band up.
Key Tracks: Who’s Drivin’ This Bus, Gray, Real Ass Kickin’ Song
Craig Kidd – Staff
August 4, 2013 - Muzik Reviews

"EVOR The Review"

You've just got to love a band as comfortable in cowboy boots as they would be in leather pants. You wouldn't expect a band that comes from Wayne County in Southern Illinois to sound like they the just stepped off the bus in Muscles Shoals, Alabama by way of Galveston, TX. DoubleWide Debris is heavily influenced by a very broad and highly diverse group of artists such as Blackberry Smoke, The Heartless Bastards, Deep Purple, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Led Zeppelin, and Buck Owens, just to name a few.

One added twist is the due vocal combination of Traci Carter who delivers the band signature vocals and Keith Chapman who provides the gritty male vocals. This dog and butterfly identification creates a bit of a crisis as the band is identified by two very distinctively different singers. Over the years very few bands have successfully pulled this combination off. I instantly think of Fleetwood Mac and Jefferson Starship but struggle to think of other bands who have successfully handled the dual identity. Musical diversity is great but a bands identity is even more important.

Vocal identity aside I can see how this band could be the life of any party. Break out the keg, put the burgers on the grill and fire up the Doublewide Debris. Any club looking to spice up the entertainment should be standing in line to hire this band.

The band consists of vocalist, guitarist and banjo player Traci Carter. She is joined in the band by four other talented musicians. Keith Chapman provides additional lead vocals and the signature lead guitar riffs. If that isn't enough he provides some keyboard work and banjo. Mark Chapman plays rhythm guitar and mandolin while Jim Garrett provides the back beat and backup vocals. The bottom end is help together by bass player Melinda Bruce.

The Music

/ Hello Southern Illinois / Walking On a Wire / Who's Drivin' This Bus / R O D / Gray / Bridges Burned /
/ Friend Card / Real Ass Kickin' Song / I Don't Think I Was Meant to Be This Way / Stuck in This Truck /


Solid riff driven southern fried country rock. Doublewide Debris delivers a unique blend of classic rock to roots country. This band could be comfortable playing in a country pub or a head bangers ball. Bartender, pour the drinks and let the fun begin. This band is here to party and have fun, why fight them? I give the gang 8.5 stars out of 10. It wasn't just about the music, it was about the overall atmosphere the band creates. This CD was fun to listen to.

Reviewed by: Charles Harrelson
Edited by: Charles Harrelson
Review Comments: - Charles Harrelson

"Album Review"

"This six-piece from rural Southern Illinois comes off like a ramped up Southern rock band on Seven More Days to Someday...Majority of these songs feature feisty Traci Carter singing lead. “Like I Am” is autobiographical in the way its lyrics speak about a woman who is not ashamed to be exactly what and who she is....This album’s title track says many of the same things...It basically asserts the band’s southern rock identity, its “ragged company,” if you will. The track is also this album’s best rocker.... “Strange World,” comments on the way it’s tough to get ahead.... “Tune Town,” appears to address the struggles involved in having success in the music business... You have to love a group with enough confidence to have a laugh at its roots. DoubleWide Debris, if you think about, is another way of saying trailer trash..."At its best, DoubleWide Debris proves that one man’s trailer trash is another man’s treasure." - Dan Macintosh


Album - Seven More Days to Someday

Album - Bridges Burned

Album - Carry On

Album - Trashed

Album - Can't Lose Them All



DoubleWide Debris is a stylistically unique Southern Rock/Americana Band based out of Golden Gate, Illinois performing all original music. Our original music spanning 5 albums has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life and and our albums have been sold all over the world. We have performed at a variety of venues, made many public appearances, all the while writing and recording new music which is sometimes labeled as Southern Illinois Countrified Rock.

Vocalist Mark Chapman and guitarist Carson Baker originally formed DoubleWide Debris (DwD) in 2008 as an acoustic duo, but the band’s evolution since then has been both intuitive and inspired.  Baker, who came up with the band’s name, felt it was a fancy way of saying “trailer trash.” That tongue-in-cheek humor is a common trait that all the members of DWD share, as well as a love of the Classic Rock, Classic Country,  Americana, Outlaw Country, and Blues that reflects their Southern Illinois upbringing. 

Based within five hours or less from Nashville, St. Louis, Memphis, Indianapolis, Louisville and Chicago, DwD is at the epicenter of a vast array of music genres. That geographic access has been as influential as the artists they revere: Blackberry Smoke, The Heartless Bastards, Deep Purple, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Led Zeppelin, and Buck Owens, to name a few.

With five CDs released, worldwide distribution, and thousands of followers, DoubleWide Debris’ success is rooted in a genuine respect and admiration for each other, their music, and most importantly, music lovers everywhere. 

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