King of the Tramps
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About King Of The Tramps
King Of The Tramps is an original roots-rock group based out of Auburn, IA, whose sound calls upon influences from rhythm and blues, 70's experimental rock and southern, country rock. The group cites The Rolling Stones, The Band, Little Feat, Allman Brothers, and The Black Crowes as primary influences for their original material.
KOTT has released two full-length albums of material; Good People (2011) and Wicked Mountain (2013). The band performs in live music venues, festivals and clubs throughout the Midwestern U.S.
The KOTT band was started by guitarist and lead vocalist Todd Partridge, who spent over 10 years creating original music with the western Iowa based group, Salamagundi, who released 3 Albums between 1998 and 2008. The concept for King Of The Tramps started in early 2010. "With King Of The Tramps we are creating a more loose, raggedy, rootsy, rock sound." Partridge said. "Think of it as the Rolling Stones during the 'Exile on Main Street' period, with modern influences added into the mix." Justin Snyder adds lead guitar and a scientific dedication to recreating classic tones. Adam Smith plays bass and brothers Adam and Ryan Audlehelm fill things out with keyboards and drums.
According to Partridge, "The music we are creating has its own unique twist, and is going to appeal to a wide-range of fans, from blues lovers to jam band followers and classic and country rock fans."
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