In the studio today is the gun slinging, slap jaw crew of Two Gun Man. These guys have this western, funk, hip sound that manages to still capture the roots of Americana music. Their songs have a folk backbone with a catchy, hooky, chorus. They not only played three live songs in the studio but also laid down some killer beat box tracks. For those new to this genre, beat box sounds are accomplished by producing different pops and rhythmic tones with your voice. It's something not to miss and it made for a great special edition theme song for the opening and closer of the episode.
Two Gun Man reformed in September 2006 when Julian Seidenberg (drums, percussion, vocals), Reid Waring (lead singer, chief writer, rhythm guitar) and Josh Watson (lead guitar) moved from Washington State to New York's Hudson Valley. There they rejoined Josh Miesmer (bass, vocals), who quickly resumed his role as the hilarious nucleus of the band, following stints with Johnny Society, Mr. Forky and Joseph Arthur. For Seidenberg and Waring this was a homecoming reunion, having performed with Meismer as a three-piece group years before. But for Watson, a native of the same town which launched Nirvana, Mudhoney and the Melvins, this was a leap into the unknown. In its previous incarnation, Two Gun Man had been solid: loads of fun and brimming with potential. But only as a four piece has that potential finally been realized: roots rock & roll and Americana at its best, indefinably but unmistakably brilliant. Like Two Gun Man itself, the band's audience is spread all over the U.S. map. Their music moves - literally moves - everyone from punk rockers to countryfolk, blue-haired matrons to tattooed bluesmen.