Colonel JD Wilkes (songwriter and front man for the Legendary Shack Shakers), his wife Jessica, plus fellow Shack Shaker Mark Robertson, make up the old-time music trio THE DIRT DAUBERS! Hailing from Paducah, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee, these three have travelled the world internationally, singing loud-and-proud an eclectic mix of Appalachian, ragtime, and hot jazz standards and original music. From cowboy songs to bluegrass, Harlem jazz to honky tonk, the DAUBERS tackle it all with vim, verve and vigor.
During Johnny Townsend's long and prolific music career, Johnny has appeared on stage with a multitude of music icons; Jimi Hendrix, The Doobie Brothers, Loggins and Messina, Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, Fleetwood Mac, The Little River Band and a host of Southern Rock artists like; The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels, Dickey Betts Great Southern, Sea Leavell and The Dixie Dreggs. During and after his days with the Sanford/Townsend Band, Johnny was an in demand studio vocalist and songwriter working with a background vocal trio of himself, Michael McDonald and Jackson Browne vocalist, Rosemary Butler. The trio's voices appeared on dozens of music albums during the 70s and 80s. Many of those were gold and platinum efforts. Johnny also co-wrote songs on gold and platinum albums with Loggins and Messina, Kenny Loggins first solo record, Gregg Allman's "Just Before The Bullets Fly" album, Larry Carlton's "Lightning Strikes Twice" album, and many others.
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