The Rounders (band)

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The Rounders
Origin Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Genres Southern rock, blues-rock, roots rock, jam rock, indie rock
Years active 2000 (2000)-2008
Labels Blind Pig Records

The Rounders are a roots rock/blues rock band based in Oklahoma City that formed during the summer of 2000.

The original lineup consisted of Brian Whitten (vocals, kazoo), Dave Spindle (guitar), Ryan Taylor(guitar), Adam Enevoldsen (bass), and Stuart Williamson (drums). Their first album, Little Bitty Can of Worms, independently released in 2003, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman, Oklahoma. The album is an eclectic mix of original jug band music, hokum, alt.country, Chicago style and Mississippi Delta blues.

Shortly after the release of Little Bitty Can of Worms, bassist/songwriter Adam Enevoldsen left the band to pursue other musical endeavors. The group subsequently became a four piece with Dave Spindle taking over the bass duties. 2004 saw the independent release of their second album, now-a-day songs. The title of the album came from a book of poetry, Now-A-Day Poems, by early 20th century African-American poet Philander Chase Johnson. During the fall of 2005, The Rounders added local guitar player Michael Stone to the lineup.

In 2006 the band signed Blind Pig Records based out of Chicago and San Francisco. Their first national release, Wish I Had You, debuted on January 26, 2007. On February 29, 2008, The Rounders disbanded.

Noted artist M. Kemper has provided the cover art for all three Rounders' albums.

Current Lineup[edit]

  • Brian Whitten (vocals, kazoo)
  • Ryan Taylor (guitar)
  • Michael Stone (guitar)
  • Dave Spindle (bass)
  • Stuart Williamson (drums)

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label
2003 Little Bitty Can of Worms Self-released
2004 now-a-day songs Self-released
2007 Wish I Had You Blind Pig Records

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