02) Hillbilly Wine
03) Poison Whiskey
07) Smoked Mullet
08) Willin’ To Die
09) Legend Of George Nelson
10) Worn Out Soles
11) Ain’t Got Time
Wear -n- Tear
Release date: February 1, 2005
Jess Franklin – guitar, vocals
Produced by David Barbe and Mixed By John Keane
Tishamingo, a leader among the new wave of Southern rockers, have signed with Magnatude Records (an imprint of Magna Carta). Their new album Wear N’ Tear, produced by David Barbe (Drive by Truckers) and mixed by John Keane (Widespread Panic, R.E.M., Stockholm Syndrome) will be released on February 1, 2005.
Wear N’ Tear has a strong Southern Rock flavor mixed with good old blues-based rock ‘n’ roll, skillful jamming, soulful singing and honest lyrics. You’ll hear how the music of the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, as well as growing up in the swampy wetlands of northern Florida, has influenced the band’s playing and writing.
Tishamingo are long time friends, originally from Tallahassee, FL, who now call Athens, GA home. Playing on and off together in a variety of combinations during their early years as musicians has paid big dividends for Tishamingo. High caliber musicianship and a powerful stage presentation make Tishamingo both a throwback to their musical ancestors and a frontrunner in today’s crowded musical bandscape. Mastery of their instruments, mature songwriting and a strong live show make Tishamingo a name to write on any listener’s short list. Two bluesy, yet, melodic lead guitars with fat tones and two lead vocalists with world weary soul draw comparisons with numerous legendary bands from the same part of the world. Tishamingo welcomes all of the comparisons.
“I was doing an acoustic thing in Atlanta and played with Richard”, Cameron says. “I was also doing an acoustic duo thing in Tallahassee with Jess on the weekends.” The three decided to play together and recruited Spivey. Tishamingo was formed in March of 2001.
Once they felt they were prepared, rampant touring followed all over the South East. Today Tishamingo plays 200 + shows a year and has gained a loyal fan base which grows with every show. New markets are broken with each new leg of touring.
Oh, yes. The name. In the movie, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, the main characters find themselves in the town of Tishomingo where they end up forming a successful musical group. Different location, slightly different spelling. With any luck, a similar result.
"Tishamingo is a no-nonsense quartet that mines the vast wealth of Southern rock and roots music..."
"TISHAMINGO: The Next Big Thing in Southern Rock"
Tishamingo is a band you simply must hear. Based out of Athens, Ga., this quartet plays a spectacular brand of blues-soaked rock and roll.