Southern Drawl Band was formed by lead vocalist Nashville Mike and guitarist Rich Killingsworth in Febuary of 2011. Mike & Rich have been playing on and off together for more than a decade with thier previous band "Krank" (a high energy, alternative rock band) and other projects. Playing as a duo under the name "Nashville Mike" for several months in early 2011, they added drummer Larry Dunsmore in May of 2011 and changed the name to Southern Drawl Band. They added keyboardist Lonnie Miller in June.
Having been together as a band for only a few months, Southern Drawl Band has quickly become one of the top drawing acts in Knoxville with their fans and club owners alike. Leaving many folks asking "where did these guys come from?" Don't get the wrong idea though, these guys are far from an "overnight success".
With combined stage and performance experience of close to a century, they credit strong work ethic and their love for the music, as well as a heartfelt appreciation for the fans for this seemingly "fast" rise up the ladder. "If you're doing it for the love of the music, you can't go wrong".
Country, Southern Rock, Trop Rock/Reggae, Blue Grass, Folk, fast, slow, in-between: add ice, and blend until smooth!
Zac Brown Band, Alabama, Allman Brothers, Toby Keith, Blackberry Smoke, Alan Jackson, Marshall Tucker, Billy Currington, Doobie Brothers,Tim McGraw, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Strait, Lynard Skynard, Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett, Charlie Daniels Band, Old Crow Medicine Show