Welcome

Hello and thanks for stopping by!  The Sequels are Doug Meacham, Bob Lawler, Erik Kutzler, Scot Hale and Ryan Lake. 

We play covers of great Roots Rock, Americana, Alt-Country and Honky-Tonk songs. As part of a long, rich tradition of songwriting in this neck of the musical universe, these are songs that tell stories full of interesting, colorful and frequently flawed characters.  Characters and situations that we can relate to.  Timeless emotional stories about the complexities of relationships.  Tall tales about larger than life characters who put themselves in questionable situations.  The Sequels tell these tales through rich vocal harmonies and our unique and multi-talented players. The line-up features a tight drums and bass section, three guitarists (two play lead), pedal steel, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, piano and organ. 

You can listen to some of our songs under the Music tab.  

To learn more about the band members and the origins of the band, hop over to our Bios page.
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Artist Stories #1 - Old 97s 

The Sequels play a wide variety of music spanning from the early 50's to current day decades.  Many of the songs we do are relatively unknown, so we're starting a series of posts to introduce you to some of our favorite artists, songwriters and performers.  The first in the series is Old 97's.  One of the first songs we learned as a band was "Doreen".  Of course, we don't do it like the original which is more of a super-fast cow-punk song.  Fortunately, Old 97s also recorded a bluegrass version of the song and in keeping with our tradition of covering other people's covers of songs, it seemed to be a good choice for us.

From Wikipedia:

Old 97's is an American alternative country band from Dallas, Texas, United States. Formed in 1993, they have since released 13 studio albums, two full extended plays, shared split duty on another, and have one live album. Their most recent release is a collection of original Christmas songs.

They are recognized as pioneers of the alt-country movement during the mid to late 1990s along with bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks, and The Bottle Rockets. 

Lead vocalist and primary songwriter Rhett Miller has described the band's style as "loud folk".  Miller is also an accomplished solo artist with 9 albums in his discography.

Old 97s are currently on tour with Rhett Miller doing a set of solo material and the band featuring their new Christmas album.  They play Richmond on December 6.  Check their tour schedule for shows in your area.

NEW SONGS! 

Want to hear three brand-spankin' new rehearsal recordings?  Head over to the Recordings page. 

We've got Waylon Jennings' "The Only Daddy That will Walk The Line",  "Down By The Water" from The Decemberists and "Excuse Me If I Break My Own Heart" from Ryan Adam's early project, Whiskeytown.

There's one more new recording that I don't have space for here, but you can hear "Dark Days" from singer-songwriter Jake Smith, aka The White Buffalo on Soundcloud

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