Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Slim Cessna's Auto Club



Slim Cessna's Auto Club is an American experimental rock band, originally formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado. The constant in the band has been Slim Cessna, formerly a member of The Denver Gentlemen along with David Eugene Edwards and Jeffery-Paul of 16 Horsepower. Jay Munly (often credited as "Munly Munly") is also a key member of the current lineup of the band. In addition to contributing songwriting, vocals, guitar, and banjo, he also serves as a sidekick to Cessna on stage.[5]

Their music includes elements of country blues, gospel, folk and other forms loosely grouped as Americana or alternative country. The Auto Club is sometimes labeled Southern Gothic due to the juxtaposition of apocalyptic religious imagery with stories of alcohol, violence, and relationships gone awry.[6]

The other current members are Lord Dwight Pentacost, Rebecca Vera, Ian O'Dougherty, and Andrew Warner. Former members of note are John Rumley (who also crafted many of the stringed instruments used, including Lord Dwight's double neck guitar), The Peeler (Todd Moore), Danny Pants (Daniel Grandbois), Robert Ferbrache, Ordy Garrison, Jon Killough (who also did the artwork for the 2005 live CD Jesus Let Me Down and "Buried Behind the Barn"), Shane Trost, Whiff (Steve) Cessna, Caleb Roberts, Frank Hauser Jr, Judith Ann Winters, Tim Maher, Reverend Glasseye, and Chadzilla (Chad Johnson).

In March 2008, the band released their fourth studio album, titled Cipher, on Alternative Tentacles Records.[7]

Their fifth studio album, Unentitled, was released in March 2011.[8]

April 2013 saw the release of "SCAC 102 An Introduction For Young And Old Europe" on Germany's Glitterhouse Records,[2] which included a selection of fifteen songs from their studio albums ("Always Say Please & Thank You" and later). Five of the songs were re-recorded for this release. "SCAC 102" also included a live performance DVD which was filmed in April 2012 at the Lion's Lair Tavern in Denver, Colorado (produced by Nick Hansen-MacDonald and Trinocular Films).

In March 2015, the band created their own record label, SCACUNINCORPORATED. The label's web site stated that "SCACUNINCORPORATED Records is the American home for the past and future recordings of Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, DBUK, and Munly & the Lupercalians." The first release by the label, also in March 2015, was a re-issue (this time for the US) of "SCAC 102 An Introduction For Young And Old Europe." The label's second release, in October 2015, was the debut album by DBUK (Denver Broncos UK), "Songs One Through Eight." DBUK is an experimental folk quartet composed of Auto Club members Munly Munly (vocals, guitar), Lord Dwight Pentacost (vocals, autoharp, melodica, banjo, percussion), Slim Cessna (vocals, percussion, washtub drum), and Rebecca Vera (vocals, cello, keys, percussion).

In September 2016, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club released their sixth studio album, titled “The Commandments According To SCAC," on SCACUNINCORPORATED (North America) and on Glitterhouse Records (Europe.) The album was recorded with a new bassist, Ian O’Dougherty. Drummer Andrew Warner joined the group in the summer of 2016.



SCAC 102 An Introduction for Young and Old Europe
SCAC 102 An Introduction for Young and Old Europe is an album by musical group Slim Cessna's Auto Club, released on May 12, 2015.
The Commandments According To SCAC
The Commandments According To SCAC is an album by musical group Slim Cessna's Auto Club, released on September 2, 2016.
Always Say Please And Thank You
Always Say Please And Thank You is an album by musical group Slim Cessna's Auto Club, released on September 11, 2000.
The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace
The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace is an album by musical group Slim Cessna's Auto Club, released on August 24, 2004.

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Sound decisions
  –  March 12, 2018
It’s something they go about in different ways. A few weeks ago, Barnato was preparing for a Sunday show with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, a touring band he described as gothic country. After that, he’d booked a psychedelic band from Seattle. The two ...
Sarah Olivier
  –  March 12, 2018
Sarah Olivier, Alabama 3, Pokey LaFarge, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Gill Landry, Daddy Long Legs, Los Chicos, Bonnevilles, Blind Boy Paxton, Brennen Leigh, Jake La Botz, Worry Dolls, Yola Carter, Dana Immanuel, Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay, Johnny Cage & The ...
Red Rooster festival 2018 line-up at Euston Hall
  –  February 28, 2018
Joining her on the main stage are the legendary Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, originally from Colorado, with some experimental country. Red Rooster friends and Norwich favourites Ida Mae present their blue-eyed soul and Americana, while Jerron “Blind Boy ...
Eclectic Alt-Country Outfit Plays Bottom Of The Hill
  –  February 21, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Delivering it’s mix of boozy gothic country and fervent gospel punk for the last quarter century, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club comes to the Bay Area for this Noise Pop showcase at the Bottom of the Hill Friday night. Founded by ...
Feb. 14-15: SF Botanical Garden, Aphrodisiacs of the Tropics, Valentine’s Day Cruise, Migos, Jonathan Strange Magic Show, Angel Olsen
  –  February 3, 2018
[5:30 p.m., 1 Ferry Building, S.F.] Slim Cessna’s Auto Club: The Denver-based alt country “gothabilly” band’s latest album is “The Commandments According To SCAC.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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