The Splinters
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The Splinters

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The best kept secret in music


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Played live on KUMD, KAXE and WTIP. No commercial recordings yet.



The Splinters are hard to describe. They are a tough, gritty, happy, sexy, experienced band that draws rave reviews wherever they go. Influences range from zydeco great Beau Jocque through Bob Dylan to Black 47, Flaco Jimenez, The Iguanas, Brave Combo and Peter Tosh. This band isn't interested in self promotion - just making red hot music that stirs the body and soul.

All the members live in remote, rural, Cook County in northeastern Minnesota. All are seasoned musicians who recognized the unusual chemistry of the Splinters. As a four piece band, the Splinters have packed town halls and bars in Cook County for almost fifteen years, gathering a large and faithful following. In the last two years, they've been joined by Chris Gillis, a nationally known musician and composer who recently relocated to Cook County.

This is the first time the Splinters have solicited gigs. Otherwise, we just play when asked and focus totally on making good music.