Brilliant blue skies...fields of fresh green grass...Barns filled with
hay and corn...rich, black dirt...and squeals from the piglets down in
the lot. All of these natural elements help to set the mood for the composition
and lyrics for many of the songs written by Jim Hellerich and performed
by the band PIGFARMER. Everyday events of one country boy's life,
hunting and fish, and the experiences of growing into a man and facing
a world of changing realities have been captured and glorified by Jim in
PIGFARMER is the brain-child of James P.
Hellerich--a Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Neil Diamond fan. Jim
started writing and composing his music as a young boy living the simple
life on a pig ranch in Missouri. Jim plays the guitar, keyboards and blows
the meanest harmonica this side of the Mississippi.
Jeff (Quagmire) Scott, the best of bass players, has a rock
attitude and adds the needed twist to the new country sound in a way no
other musician could possibly do.
Jay (Piggy Runt) Albright hears a different beat of another
drum altogether. Jay's deep dedication to his artistic craft and his "sticks"
bring the rhythm of PIGFARMER to an all new level of musical excellence.
Jason (Do-rock) Riley, PIGFARMER'S newest addition, brings his
rock-a-billy guitar style to the band and advances PIGFARMER to
the next level of greatness.
Although the majority of the songs are original PIGFARMER tunes,
the band does play a variety of cover tunes by artists ranging from Johnny
Cash to Neil Diamond. Do they sound like the original artists? NO WAY!!!
PIGFARMER re-designs each song to fit into their music style that
they call PUNK-A-BILLY. Punk-a-billy can only be described as a
fusion of twisted country and alternative.
So pull up a bucket...take a load off your boots...chew on your old
corn-cob pipe...the chores are done for the day. Pop the tape in the deck
and relax for awhile, and if you like what you hear, give an old pig call......Soooooouuuuuiiiiii!!!!!
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