One Ton Pig

One Ton Pig

BandAmericanaBluegrass

Chicken-Fried-Prison-Music: That's what One Ton Pig is famous for: Fun, down-and-dirty, outlaw-country and bluegrass. If you're into Willie, Waylon, Merle, or Johnny Cash, you're into the Pig!

The band formed in 2006, and is best-known for packing Jackson’s Silver Dollar Bar every Tuesday night. It’s a Jackson Hole tradition, attracting everyone from local politicians to 20-something ski bums!

One Ton Pig has released two cds (High On the Hog and Big Norm), and they also have a reperto

Biography

Chicken-Fried-Prison-Music. That's what One Ton Pig is famous for: Fun, dance-worthy, down-and-dirty, outlaw-country, bluegrass, and Americana. If you're into Willie, Waylon, Merle, Jerry Reed, Del McCoury, or Johnny Cash, you're into the Pig!

One Ton Pig is appropriately based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole is also home to the most rugged mountains in the world, the most unforgiving weather in the world, and the most eccentric, funky, fun-lovin', musicians.

The band formed in 2006, and is best-known for packing the Silver Dollar Bar every Tuesday night. The scene is literally a Jackson Hole tradition, and it’s not uncommon to see local politicians cutting the rug with 20-something ski bums every week!

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Batdorf is one of the most talented artists on the scene today. His songs deal with love, loss, mountains, whiskey, dogs, fightin', and Lewis and Clark, and they come straight from the heart. Batdorf's solo material is critically acclaimed, and his abilities as One Ton Pig's frontman speak for themselves. He's dynamic, and his connection with his audience is unparalleled.

Justin Smith is also a songwriting force in One Ton Pig, and his vocals and guitar make the band what it is today. Smith is perhaps best-known for his work with Mandatory Air, which is one of the most popular groups in the Northern Rockies. Smith's overall verve is largely responsible for One Ton Pig's reputation for being funky, friendly, unique, and outlaw, all at the same time!

Tim Farris covers mandolin and vocals, as well as some seriously funky songwriting. Farris's sophisticated approach to performance and composition truly add a quality to the group that separates them from all the rest. His background includes being the frontman for Jet Black Ninja Funkgrass Unit, a crazy-original trio that sounds more like Primus than they do Bill Monroe!

Bassist Andy Calder looooves to hold down the outlaw country grooves, but he's always willing to blaze some soul ala Jaco Pastorius! His other projects include touring with experimental funk/jazz outfit The DJ Logic Band and otherworldly art-metal group Banyan, which is fronted by Jane's Addiction's Stephen Perkins. Calder proudly endorses Schroeder Bass cabinets.

Drummer Jason Baggett is a disciplined, formally educated jazz musician. He's the glue that holds it all together, yet his vast experience allows him to push the band well beyond the normal limits of outlaw country. Listen carefully and you'll hear subtle Latin grooves, jazz shuffles, melodic drum fills, and beats that relentlessly compel butts to shake!

One Ton Pig has released two critically acclaimed and commercially successful cds of original music (High On the Hog, 2008, and Big Norm, 2010). They also pull out cover tunes from their repertoire of over 100, bringing smiles to the faces of bar patrons, festival attendees, wedding guests, prison inmates, cowboys, sailors, barbecue cooks named Grizzly, and the like.

If you're hungry for chicken-fried-prison-music, order yourself some OneTon Pig!

Discography

High On the Hog (LP, 2008)
Big Norm (LP, 2010)

Set List

Ain't Nothing Like Lookin' Back Orig
All I Want is You U2
Backsliding Blues De McCoury
Baton Rouge Guy Clark
Bayou Voodoo Orig
Before You Accuse Me Stevie Ray Vaughn
Big Chief Dr. John
Bright Place Orig
Post River Trip Blues Orig
Burn It Down (for Edward Abbey) Orig
Butterfly Orig
Butterfly In A Hurricane Orig
By Now Orig
C.C. Ryder Ma Rainey
Can't Let Go Lucinda Williams
Care For My Own Orig
Chillowee Mountain Orig
Coffee and Yoga Orig
Cold Rock River Bed Orig
Cold Water Blues Orig
Cool Runnin' Scared Orig
Copenhagen Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
Country Death Violent Femmes
Crawlin' Down The Line Orig
Cruel Words Orig
Cuckoo's Nest Trad.
Dancing at the Rascal Fair Orig
Dark as a Dungeon Johnny Cash
Dark Hollow Bill Browning
Dawg's Rag Grisman
Dawg Funk Grisman
Dead Flowers Rolling Stones
Don’t Ease Me In Grateful Dead
Don't Think Twice Dylan
Drunk To The Bone Orig
East Bound and Down Jerry Reed
EMD Grisman
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