|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
Perhaps more than any other time in the history of popular music, the early twenty-first century has seen an abundance of overnight success stories, but one group that certainly does not fit in the aforementioned category is the Nashville, Tennessee, USA-based country quartet, Pinmonkey. All of its members have paid dues over the years, especially singer Michael Reynolds (a native of Natural Bridge, Virginia), who gradually learned the ropes after relocating to the country capitol of America and playing at local writers nights. By the end of the 90s, Reynolds had hooked up with the brother team of Chad Jeffers (dobro/lap steel guitar) and Michael Jeffers (bass), as well as drummer Rich Schell, forming the core of a fine country rock outfit. The band went for a spell without a title, until their first show was booked and they needed a name on the spot. A big fan of the animated US comedy, The Simpsons, Reynolds selected the name Pinmonkey from an episode where the...