Black Eyed Snakes
|The Black-eyed Snakes|
|Origin||Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, drums,|
|Years active||1999 – present|
|Labels||Chairkickers' Union Music, Shaky Ray Records, Varese Fontana|
Bryan "Lefty" Johnson
The Black-eyed Snakes is an American blues rock band from Duluth, Minnesota. Since releasing their debut album "It's the Black-eyed Snakes" in 2001, the band has toured the U.S. with Charlie Parr. Front man Alan Sparhawk also performs with Low and Retribution Gospel Choir.
The Black-eyed Snakes often perform at the Homegrown Music Festival in Duluth, Minnesota. Black-eyed Snakes was selected by City Pages as the Best New Band of 2001. Their attitude towards the blues is summed up by Sparhawk: "We actually hate most blues. We were trying to destroy it. We're interested in putting the blues back into a gut level -- instead of talent, we go with feeling more.
- Alan Sparhawk-- guitar, vocals
- Bob Olson-- guitar
- Brad Nelson-- drums
- Justin Sparhawk-- percussion
- Bryan "Lefty" Johnson-- percussion
- It's the Black-eyed Snakes - (Chairkickers' Union Music, 2001)
- Rise Up! - (Chairkickers' Union Music, 2003)
- "Chicken Bone George" (7") - (Shaky Ray Records, 2001)
- Duluth Does Dylan - (Spinout Records, 2000)
- Sun Records the Ultimate Blues Collection - (Varese Fontana, 2003)
- Perverted by Mark E. / A Tribute to the Fall - (Zick Zack indigo, 2004)
- Homegrown Rawk and/or Roll: Starfire's Mix - (Homegrown Music Festival, 2008)
- "Cross Country with the Snakes" (film by Hansi Johnson) - (Chairkickers' Union Music, 2005)
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- Maerz, Melissa. God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You City Pages, October 10, 2001.
- Riemenschneider, Chris. Slitherin' Dither - Black-eyed Snakes Found a Way to Reinvigorate the Blues. Star Tribune, October 12, 2001.
- Royston, Reggie. Black-eyed Snakes Saint Paul Pioneer Press, December 19, 2003.
- Virtucio, V. Paul. Snakes Open Some Eyes Duluth News-Tribune, August 11, 2001.