The Starkweather Boys
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The Starkweather Boys


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"Archer St. Blues", full length LP, on Charlier Records. Released February, 2007.


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Member Bio:

J.D. McPherson, Lead Vocals, Guitar: J.D. McPherson cut his teeth playing guitar in such bands as F.B.I. and the Poison Okies, and filling in on
guitar with such legends as Wanda Jackson, Big Al Downing, and Jack Greene. He now brings his love of Jump, 50’s Rock & Roll, and 40’s R&B into his role as singer/songwriter/frontman of the Starkweather Boys.

Kevin Wright, Vocals, Guitar, Pedal Steel, Harmonica: Kevin Wright, former frontman of groundbreaking San Francisco rockabilly giants The Kingpins, now graces the stage with the Starkweather Boys. A keen multi -instrumentalist, Kevin can easily fall into the role of either Jimmy Bryant OR Speedy West, and also play a mean blues harp when the spirit moves him.

Johnny Carlton, Vocals, Upright Percussive Bass: Johnny Carlton has been one of Oklahoma’s premiere doghouse-style bass players for many years. His high-energy, over-the-top stage presence has been featured in such bands as F.B.I., Altamont Speedway, The Poison Okies, as well as filling in for rockabilly and country legends such as Wanda Jackson, Mack Stevens, and Jack Greene.

Billy Earl Padgett, Vocals, Drums: Billy Earl Padgett is a Tulsa legend. After years of playing in such acclaimed rock and roll bands such as the Legendary Hitch Hikers, Bill layed down the rhythm for the now-legendary Brian Parton & The Nashville Rebels. Bill now swings "the best right hand in Oklahoma" as the rockin' backbone of The Starkweather Boys.