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"Try not to dance...I dare you!"

These guys are tight musicians and dynamic performers who know how to get a crowd going. Everything about this cd is amazing. No one captures a swampy groove like Snake Drive. BUY THIS CD! You won't regret it!
- CD Baby reviewer: Bobbie Blues-girl


"Great sound!"

This CD has a great mood with a drop of Blue Traveler. The lyrics focus on the trials of the heart with a fresh sense of humor. You can't help but move your feet while listening to this great CD!
- CD Baby Reviewer: Lueken


"Fast-Paced Boogie"

A fast-paced blues number. Gotta be a live recording, which makes it even cooler. The intro was interesting, I expected a slower song, then it really picked up. The vocals and harmonica fit the song well, the muscians seem to be very proficient to be able to keep up the pace of the song and remain so together--a compliment the drummer especially. Good song.

- From a review of "Tell Your Man" on GarageBand.com - GarageBand.com Reviewer: lukygut


Discography

Full length CD: 'Snake Drive,' released July 2004.

Streamed tracks on GarageBand.com,
http://www.garageband.com/artist/snakedrive:
'Tell Your Man'
'Hammer'
'I Am The Candyman'

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

People want to party. People want to get down and shake it. And what people want, Snake Drive delivers. They play the boogie blues, footstomp, hill country blues, juke joint music. Call it what you want, the pulse and the energy that Snake Drive dishes out is raw and relentless. No, this is not your uncle's blues band. This is completely different.

From the hill country of northern Mississippi to the hill country of southern Indiana, Snake Drive takes the living, breathing blues that RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough played, a music born and raised in the juke joint, and gives it to you in the only way they know how: Jumping. Clapping. Dancing. Loud and fast. The walls shake when these guys play. The blues revolution is coming, my friends, and Snake Drive is fighting for you. This is one band out to prove that the blues is not dead.

History:
Snake Drive is a four-piece band based in Bloomington, Indiana that has its roots in both North Mississippi Hill Country blues and indie rock. The band got its start when guitarist/lead singer Jeremy Sprague and bassist/singer Brian Petersen went on a pilgrimage to Mississippi to meet their idol, RL Burnside. After having met RL and touring and playing on the street in Mississippi, Petersen, who had a long history with indie bands in Indiana (L.U.V., Lessick's Kid, Black Olive), returned to Indiana and turned his attention more toward the blues, while Sprague returned to his then-home in South Carolina, and refined his style and technique as a disciple of Burnside's. A year later in the summer of 2002, Sprague returned to his hometown of Bloomington, and he and Petersen formed what eventually became known as Snake Drive. Joined by Alex Puga (O2R Blues Band) on harmonica/vocals and Kevin McCammon (L.U.V.) on Drums, the group was able to realize their vision of a hard-driving, raucous, foot-stomping blues-rock band that was cast in their own unique mold.