The Dirtboxwailers was an idea that I always thought I would get to somewhere down the road as a side project or something like that, but at some point you stop straining your eyes to look into the future and focus on where you’re standing at the moment. This group of musicians have been plenty busy over the years in various bands. Here’s a little bit about these wonderful musicians….
Sammy Matthews – guitar/vocals
Sam has been a singer, songwriter, guitarist in everything from the Hair Bands in the 80′s and Blues bands in the 90′s playing through out Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. He had the fortune to study guitar and voice at the National Guitar Workshop in the early 90′s, and recently a few classes at the Austin Guitar School and O’Flaherty’s Irish Music Retreat. For the last several years has studied some Byzantine style chant singing in the choir of a local Orthodox Church. His musical influences vary from B.B. Freddie, and Albert [The three Kings] Ian Moore, Doyle Bramhall ll and Warren Haynes, to Randy Rhoads, George Lynch, and Loreena McKennitt. Blending a bit of it all together with J.R.T, Boyd and John to create some new and exciting D.B.W. music to share with the world……
Josh Richards – bass/vocals
Josh is a seasoned bass player and songwriter with years of live shows under his belt performing with Bakerstreet, Brandon Clark, and Travis Kidd among others. His songwriting and lead vocals take center stage through out every live show with The Dirtboxwailers.
Chris Kyle – Keyboards
Chris adds the icing to the cake that is The Dirtboxwailers sound. With his infectious playing style and intense solos, Chris is a one man show all his own. Chris’ past band credits include The Dustin Pittsley Band, Ego Culture, American Shadows and many more
Damon Daniel – Drums
Damon is the backbone and the engine that keeps The Dirtboxwailer’s rock and roll machine humming. Damon is a staple of Tulsa music history with a resume to match.
Jimmy Ray Taylor – guitar/vocals
Jimmy is a self taught musician playing in bands in the 80′s and early 90′s in Oklahoma and Texas, Taking some time off to hone his writing, singing and guitar skills, now back on the scene with his soulful voice and tasteful guitar licks, Jimmy has reemerged to front The DirtboxWailers with some new and exciting music that has a groove all its own.