State Line Mob was formed in 2007 and got its name from notorious gang handling booze smuggling and illegal gambling in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi area in the 60’s. From the Nashville clubs to honky-tonk dives in Alabama, State Line Mob has been rockin’ the crowds everywhere they go.
Both Phillip and Dana Crunk come from a family background of musicians and spent much of their younger days playing music in clubs around the Shoals. They were heavily influenced by the “Muscle Shoals Sound” and you can also hear similarities in their southern rock / country outlaw sound to Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special, only updated for modern times.
Their strong debut album, Ruckus, was recorded in 2007 at Quad Studios and mixed at OMNI sound Studios. It came out in early 2008 and contains all original material written by husband and wife team Phillip and Dana Crunk and their producer Chris Sevier. From praise to Southern way of life in “It Keeps Me Going” to “American Beauty”, tribute to legendary 1970 Dodge Charger with “General Lee” paint job, that Phillip used to own, Ruckus is packed with good time southern rock tunes.
By the end 2008, State Line Mob won Muscle Shoals Music Awards for best new country album and best new artist of the year. They played several shows throughout the year with JoJo Billingsley, original member of Skynyrd’s back-up singers, The Honkette’s. With this strong start, they stand in the front line of new wave of southern rock bands alongside with SwampDaWamp and Blackberry Smoke.
Puresouthernrock.com had a pleasure to do an interview with State Line Mob’s Phillip Crunk in June 2009, check it out.
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