ABOUT

phil profitt

Vocals, guitars

JOEL JACKSON

Jason Oberliesen

PEDAL STEEL GUITAR

Upright Bass

don RuZek

guitars

Nick Davidson

drums

Phil Profitt grew up just outside of Detroit, Michigan and started playing music in his early teens. Never spending much time playing cover songs, he always ENDEVORED to write his own. 

 

Profitt writes original honky tonk music. Full of heartbreak, whisky, tragedy, and fun, his songs will make you remember what hillbilly music is intended to DO TO your soul. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to get up and dance. Influenced by the greats, his lyrics tell the truth and the music that accompanies is simple and heartfelt. Twangy guitars with a De-troit edge. His songs are what you've been waiting for.

 

Joined by The Fast Fortunes, the band that brings the real edge to THE music, is the reason this outfit is just downright powerful.  

 

Jason Oberliesen on the upright bass, the Detroit born native brings a solid rockabilly rhythm that not only holds down the bottom end, but creates a vibe that is undeniably contagious.  

 

Honky tonk drummer, Nick Davidson, originally from Oregon cut his chops in Seattle, WA before moving to Michigan. He lays down the most solid Bakersfield beat this side of the Kern River.  

 

The pedal steel guitar is manned by Joel Jackson - a native of Bakersfield, CA. Pedal steel is in his blood and he leaves it all on stage.  

 

On lead guitar, Don "The Ringer" Ruzek, sometimes known as the“

"Sidewinder" is a transplant from Virginia. His versatility and style SNEAKS UP ON YOU FROM BEHIND.

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