Muck Sticky

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Muck Sticky
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Muck Sticky in Amsterdam
Background information
Birth name Justin M. Osburn
Also known as Sticky Muck, Mervous Thrifty
Born 1977
Origin Memphis, Tennessee
Genres Alternative/Comedy
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Keys, Tambourine, Harmonica, Banjo, Sitar
Years active 2004-present

Muck Sticky (born Justin Osburn; 1977) is an American musician, songwriter, actor and artist. Muck Sticky has self-released thirteen albums since 2004, and was featured on the MTV series, $5 Cover.


Born in Memphis, TN, Osburn first started playing the violin at age 9. Osburn played in a metal cover band during his teens, and began trending towards comedy rock and rap. Muck quit the band in 2001 to record his own demos under the name Mervous Thrifty. In 2003, Muck became a tour merchandise representative for the band Saliva. While spending the next three years touring, he recorded his own music with a four-track that he brought on the road, setting up in hotel rooms and back lounge of the tour bus. During this time Sticky produced "The Nifty Mervous Thrifty" in 2004 and "The Sticky Muck" in 2005. By then, Sticky was becoming so busy balancing his career and working with Saliva, he chose to return to Memphis to focus on his music career. In 2006 came "Muck Sticky Wants You", which, like the other two albums, was self released. Then in 2007, while working on "Bobolink Cove" with music producer Scott Bomar (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan), he was introduced to the Phillips family at Select-O-Hits National Distribution, who now distribute 7 of Muck Sticky 13 titles under Muck's own label Stay Lifted Records, including the 2008 release, "Muck Sticky is My Friend".[1]

Osburn was featured on the MTV series $5 Cover, which centers around the careers of singers from the Memphis, TN area. The show is produced by Craig Brewer, director and writer of the 2005 movie, Hustle & Flow.[2]

A review described Osburn as an artist who "comes across as a backwoods midpoint between Beck and Mungo Jerry...somewhere between Slim Shady and Weird Al."[3]

In 2006 Muck Sticky was featured on the album Aristocrunk by Lord T & Eloise.[1] Muck Sticky also played Memphis in May in 2008 and 2009.[4]

In 2011 Muck Sticky released his tenth album "Get This!" and was also featured in the single "Party Animal" by Taco & Da Mofos.

In April 2012, Muck Sticky released his eleventh album "Hullabaloo" and has released 10 music videos from that album.

On March 13, 2013, Muck Sticky released his twelfth album "Schnickelfritz" and has released 5 music videos from that album.

On June 14, 2013, Muck Sticky celebrated his 4,000th consecutive day of wearing pajama pants as his normal attire. A current unofficial world record.

On November 12, 2013, Muck Sticky released his thirteenth album "Fantasterrific".


  • The Nifty Mervous Thrifty (2004)
  • The Sticky Muck (2005)
  • Muck Sticky Wants You (2006)
  • Bobolink Cove (2007)
  • Muck Sticky Is My Friend (2008)
  • The Best Of 5 (2010)
  • For The Kids (2010)
  • Hangin' With My Bud (2010)
  • The Amazing Discovery (2010)
  • Get This! (2011)
  • Hullabaloo (2012)
  • Schnickelfritz (2013)
  • Fantasterrific (2013)
  • The Brain That Named Itself (2014)


  1. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Allmusic Biography of Muck Sticky" Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
  2. ^ Goldstein, Patrick. (2009-04-30) "Reality television meets mixed media" Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  3. ^ Herrington, Chris. "Makeshift benefits the Church Health Center with its most consistent local music sampler" Memphis Flyer. Retrieved 2010-01-5.
  4. ^ "Memphis in may official site" Retrieved 2010-01-08.

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