10 Questions with Ryan Clackner and Lucy Cochran of Stump Tail Dolly


by Ryan Meehan

Ryan Clackner and Lucy Cochran (sometimes separately, sometimes together) have toured, performed or recorded with Bob Wayne, Fifth on the Floor, Shooter Jennings, JD Wilkes, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Sarah Gayle Meech, Red Simpson, Travis Harris and many others. They’ve opened for Social Distortion, Tiger Army, Hank III, George Thorogood, Unknown Hinson, Roger Clyne, JJ Grey, Scott Biram and more. Ryan has appeared in multiple music videos, including “Hush Hush” by The Pistol Annies. The purpose of Stump Tail Dolly is to mess your head up with an off-center mix of metal and country with other influences snuck in for good measure. They’ll be performing at Awesometown in Fulton, Illinois on Sunday October 9th and we are thrilled to have Ryan Clackner and Lucy Cochran of Stump Tail Dolly as our guest today in 10 questions.  Continue reading


4 More Records that you won’t listen to (but should)….


Being introduced to new music can come in so many different forms that you sometimes discover a great band from the most unlikely source. For me hearing Archers of Loaf for the first time on MTV’s 120 minutes (back when MTV didn’t suck) was one of those times. Continue reading

Crooked Fingers on Daytrotter

Seems like we have become Daytrotter whores lately…… but I can’t pass up posting about Crooked Fingers.  Granted, I don’t think that Eric Bachmann has ever matched the greatness of his previous band “Archers of Loaf”, but as Crooked Fingers he has put out a good chunk of music.