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Crawling from the humid, mangrove-choked banks of the Caloosahatche River, The Electric Mud drifted from late-night jam sessions, backyard keggers, and a revolving cast of members until one night, in the taproom of a closed-up brewery, Peter Kolter, Pierson Whicker, Tommy Scott, and Constantine Grim found themselves in an old-fashioned, Morricone-style standoff.

Each had reputations around their Florida town as serious musicians and hard workers, and after throwing lightning bolts around the room for a few hours, it became clear that they had found not just a band but a sound. Alongside their love for the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd and their shared Florida roots came also a deep appreciation for the proto-metal of Black Sabbath and the prog metal of Mastodon, and the band aimed to slow-cook it and serve it to the masses.

After countless hours of grueling rehearsals and gigging in the dives and biker bars of their hometown, The Electric Mud released their debut album, Bull Gator, in 2018, and hit the road.

With hard work came opportunity that found the band opening not just for Southern rock legends such as Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, The Devon Allman Band, Brother Hawk, and others but also winning a tristate battle of the bands competition that drew the eye of Matt Washburn, owner and operator of Ledbelly Sound Studio (Mastodon, Elder, Royal Thunder) in north Georgia.

Washburn and the band hit it off immediately, and the band decamped to The Peach State in 2019 to write and record their follow-up album, falling in along the way with the legendary Small Stone Records. The Electric Mud call upon a punishing rhythm section and dizzying twin guitars alongside gritty, soulful vocals to remind audiences that rock ‘n’ roll is a timeless, cosmic giant that never truly dies.

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