The Yayhoos

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The Yayhoos are an American rock group. The band has been described as the "Harlem Globetrotters of Roots Rock",[1][2]"a genuine, supergroup of southern-rock and alt.country heavyweights" [3] and just "supergroup."[4] The four bandmates share singing, songwriting and playing duties.

Members' background[edit]

Dan Baird was frontman of The Georgia Satellites. He has also been a producer and guitarist with several other bands, including with Will Hoge and a new band, Homemade Sin,[5] with Keith Christopher and Mauro Magellan.

Eric Ambel was a founding member in Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and the Del-Lords. He produced several records by The Bottle Rockets and other Americana and rock and roll bands in addition to releasing three solo albums. Ambel toured and recorded as the guitarist for Steve Earle & the Dukes from 2000 to 2005, appearing on two studio albums and two live DVDs including Earle's 2005 Contemporary Folk Grammy Award-winning album The Revolution Starts Now. He also owns Cowboy Technical Services Recording Studio[6] and The Lakeside Lounge[7] in New York City.[8]

Keith Christopher (bass) played on both of Baird's solo albums and for Billy Joe Shaver, Tony Joe White and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Terry Anderson (drums) played in The Woodpeckers and wrote songs for the Georgia Satellites and Dan Baird, as well as releasing a number of solo albums. Anderson is the frontman of the Olympic Ass Kickin' Team.[9]

Discography[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In the 2006 horror movie Slither, the Yayhoos' song "Baby I Love You", written by Eric Ambel, is played during the credits.
  • On his radio show, Bob Dylan played the Yayhoos' song "Bottle and a Bible" from their Bloodshot Records release Fear Not The Obvious, written by Dan Baird and Terry Anderson, in October 2006.
  • The Yayhoos did a short European tour in February 2007.
  • Almost two years after recording and releasing Fear Not the Obvious, the Yayhoos showed their still underground status by playing a concert booked just for them in the living room of a Herndon, Virginia resident and long-time fan.

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