|Git Gone is a post-50's rock 'n' roll band. Not a retro or revival band, there's no attempt to recreate the great sounds of their influences. Nevertheless, those influences are there in equal measure...||Rockin' blues of Ruth Brown or Louis Jordan; the rockabilly thump of Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, and The Blue Moon Boys; the pentacostal pounding of Jerry Lee Lewis and Wanda Jackson; the hillbilly twang of the Hanks (all of 'em), Webb Pierce, Faron Young; the harmonious wail of The Louvin Brothers or The Everly Brothers.|
|Jim Stringer - guitar, lead vocal|
The band's vintage sound may be in part attributed to guitarist, Jim Stringer, who has played professionally since 1960. Stringer's influences range from the King (Elvis) to the Count (Basie), (as well as Scotty Moore and Freddy Green, Elvis' and the Counts' respective guitarists); Hank Williams to classical guitarist, John Williams. Stringer produced and performed on "Travis County Pickin'", a CD featuring 18 prominent Austin musicians. The CD was released in June of 1997 by the world renown roots music label, Hightone Records. While Git Gone is Stringer's prime focus, he often hires out as a guitarist for other Austin artists in need such as Wayne Hancock, Ted Roddy and Susanna Van Tassel.
|Sharon Ward - bass, lead vocal
Sharon Ward, on upright bass, gives the band a strong, no-nonsense rhythm, utilizing the slap-style bass found so often in the recording of the 50's. Ward is a commanding vocalist and, instrumentally, is equally at home on electric bass, and electric or acoustic guitar. Ward's influences include 60's "girl groups", the slappin' bass of rockabilly great, Bill Black, and vocalists from Wanda Jackson to Jackie De Shannon. When her schedule with Git Gone has permitted, Ward has lent her bass talents to other prominent Austin bands such as Debra Peters' Love Saints, Rocket 69 and The Sandblasters.
|Lee Potter - drums|
Eschewing sticks for "hot-rods" and brushes, and playing on a pared down set, Potter's grasp of roots rhythms is unmatched and is a perfect complement to Ward's slappin' bass style. Potter has performed with many renowned Austin acts. His long running tenure with Dale Watson included a performance on Austin City Limits. Potter also provided the drive behind The Derailers on their groundbreaking CD release, Live Tracks.
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