The Ozark Mountain Daredevils combines humor and diverse talents of the writers and musicians in the band to play feel good, cozy alt country, Appalachian rock & roll. In short, they created timeless Southern rock.
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils was formed in Missouri during the early ’70s with and Steve Cash and John Dillon on guitars, Michael Granda on bass, Randle Chowning on vocals, Buddy Brayfield on keyboards and Larry Lee on drums.
Their demo tape found its way to Jerry Moss, founder of A&M records and in 1973 boys found them selves in the studio recording self-titled debut album that featured hit “If You Want to Get to Heaven”. It helped the album gain more exposure and was eventually certified gold.
Second album “It’ll Shine When in Shines” followed in 1974 and single “Jackie Blue” became their biggest hit to date, peaking at #3 on billboard charts. With the release of third album “The Car Over The Lake Album” there was a musical turn from country rock to more laidback country pop.
Next three albums, Men From Earth, Don’t Look Down, and double live album It’s Alive saw decreasing sales, multiple personnel changes and Ozark Mountain Daredevils was finally dropped from A&M roster in late 70’s.
In 1980 The Ozark Mountain Daredevils signed to CBS records and made one more album, but buying audience didn’t agree with their modern sound and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils slowly faded away from music scene before making their comeback in mid-nineties.
After forty years and over two million albums sold, even today The Ozark Mountain Daredevils keeps performing live on selected dates with original members Michael Granda, Steve Cash and John Dillon.
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The Ozark Mountain Daredevils Discography:
1973 The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
1975 It’ll Shine When It Shines
1975 The Car Over The Lake Album
1976 Men From Earth
1978 Don’t Look Down
1978 It’s Alive (Live)
1980 Ozark Mountain Daredevils
1981 The Best (compilation)
1985 The Lost Cabin Sessions
1987 Heart Of The Country
1989 Modern History
1990 Now Hear This! (released on as cassette)
1997 Archive Alive (Live)
1999 Concert Classics(Live)
2000 Time Warp (Compilation)
2006 Rhythm And Joy (Live)
2006 Our Most Dangerous Stunts (compilation)
Official website: www.ozarkdaredevils.com