The Groobees

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

This Amarillo, Texas, USA-based country rock quintet take their name from a character in a USA television cartoon series. Singer-songwriter Scott Melott (guitar/keyboards) first started working with Gary Thomason (guitar), Michael Devers (bass), and Todd Hall (drums) in the early 90s, playing alternative rock material on the college circuit. They made their recording debut with 1996’s three-track Flying Machine EP. The backing vocalist on the EP, Susan Gibson, was subsequently drafted into the line-up as an additional guitarist/vocalist and a songwriting foil for Melott. Pedal steel guitarist Jim Whisenhunt also joined the band on recording sessions for their debut album, Wayside. Famed steel guitarist Lloyd Maines acted as producer on a set that eschewed the band’s earlier pop leanings and confirmed their new-found penchant for alternative country and folk rock. The Maines association also provided the Groobees with some much needed publicity, when his...

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