RIYL: Elliott Smith, Owen, Bottomless Pit, Guided by Voices, Sunny Day Real Estate and Teenage Fanclub
Sometimes two people is all that is necessary for music making. Such is the case with The Rutabega, the self described “Carp Rock power duo” hailing from the rather unlikely locale of South Bend, Indiana. Founded in 2002 by singer and guitarist Joshua Wayne Hensley, The Rutabega expanded their sound and membership with the addition of Garth Mason in 2011. Their 2013 full length brother the lights don’t work drew on the band’s knack for emotive and expansive songwriting, bringing to mind a two-piece Neil Young & Crazy Horse playing Beatles songs. Since it’s release, The Rutabega has continued to tour and work out new songs, stopping to record live sessions with Daytrotter and WPRB‘s Jon Solomon. Look for a 7″ on Triple Eye Industries in late spring / early summer 2015.
The Rutabega is:
- Joshua Wayne Hensley - Guitar / Vocals
- Garth Mason - Drums