The Fiddleworms are once again emerging as one of "the most important rock bands working out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama." Taking their name from night crawler catfish bait and once traveling to gigs in an orange stretch limo, they developed a large following across many spectrums of the music industry.
Rising from the ashes, The Fiddleworms of today go far beyond the fat chops, meaty grooves and original rock that have become the central theme of their legendary live shows. Their songs feature images of southern character and charm with personal stories that transcend life's struggles. Performed by five seasoned musicians The Fiddleworms are made up of guitarist/vocalist and founder Russell Mefford, guitarist/vocalist and former Drive By Truckers member Rob Malone, former Michael Nesmith bassist David MacKay, drummer Daniel Ledford and keyboardist Clint Bailey; all members have deep roots in the music and recording culture, including southern rock, jam band, and classic rock music scenes.
With their new Heart of Gold Records release VOLKSWAGEN CATFISH produced by Jimmy Nutt, the 13-track album features music in a variety of styles, including reggae, country, jam band, rhythm and blues, funk, New Orleans jazz, rock and reflects the long and storied history of the Shoals music scene and the band members' individual past influences and connections.
The Fiddleworms create a live music scene that encompasses a wide array of talent and styles that fans adore. Their ability to captivate an audience through their harmonies, lyrical style and Malone's salt-of-the-earth riffs are beyond comparison.
The time for The Fiddleworms is now and there is no better place to kick it up than with VOLKSWAGEN CATFISH. As the band's fans would say, "Dig Worms" and get on the train for a serious ass-kicking experience as they hit the road, meet new fans and reconnect old ones, while re-introducing their unique sound to true music lovers across the country.