Calumet recalls the sounds of some of it's members previous efforts (Alone at 3AM, 500 Miles to Memphis, The Frankl Project) but looks to the beginnings of american music for its inspiration. The result is catchy and comfortable, familiar like you've met before, but rest assured you haven't.
There’s a new band in Cincinnati ready to make YOU a fan of country music! Now, we ain’t talkin’ slicked up Top 40 country—we’re talkin’ old school, “3 chords and the truth”, voice of the common man honky tonk in the spirit of our own King Records! Clever and poignant like Homer and Jethro. Catchy and toe taping like Tammy and George!
Made up of a cast of locals already established in their own rite; Todd Lipcomb (Kentucky Struts), Kelly Thomas (KT and The Fab. Pickups), David Rhodes Brown (Warsaw Falcons, Magnolia Mountain, 500MTM), John Schmidt (Warsaw Falcons), Sylvia Mitchell (CSO, The Hiders, Hayseed Tabernacle Choir) and Greg Schramm (Tex Schram and The New Radio Cowboys), bring ‘em together and you’ve got one helluva good time!
The band has been focused on recording an EP at Candyland Studios. "Meet The Tammy WhyNots" was released in May 2011 and so far it's receiving lots of praise from fans who have purchased the album!
"I like all kinds of music and I am LOVING The Tammy WhyNots"
--Paula Puthoff, Newport, KY
"I love the CD from the TammyWhynots. It takes me back to what Country Music should sound like, versus what it has generated into today. "
--Gregg McGee, Amelia, OH
After a stint in Nashville, TN learning the craft of songwriting and a long run at fronting Cincinnati band, "The Sleepin' Dogs," as well as being a part of another Cincinnati band "Wilder," singer/songwriter Randy Steffen is embarking on his first solo project. Now, writing new material for a self titled EP, Steffen is showing up with a couple Telecasters and a solid backing band to encompass a collection of songs with a new sound and style unique and different than anything that he has written in his 15+ years in music.