The Mother Truckers are an irreverent, harmony driven Country band from Austin, Texas. They deliver authentic Country, featuring non-traditional lyrics and blazing guitars. From sin to redemption and heartbreak to salvation. The Mother Truckers tell original tales with their powerful blend of pristine vocals mixed with the razors edge of rockin? Country. The core of the group is the singing/songwriting team of Josh Zee and Teal Collins.
Josh Zee (vocals, lead guitar) has recorded 2 major label records with Sony‚s "Work" label, as the singer/guitarist and songwriter for the rock group PROTEIN. He toured with Protein extensively throughout the U.S. as part of the '97 Warped Tour..They also toured Europe and Japan as a part of an MTV Asia Summer Fest.
Teal Collins (vocals, ukulele & guitar) Teal's early introduction to music was through her dad, famous Jazz disc jockey Al, "Jazzbeaux" Collins. Teal has recorded sessions for Grammy award winning producers Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston) and Stephen Bray (Madonna). Teal has received Gold and Platinum albums for her work on Shanice (Motown records) and Third Eye Blind‚s album Blue.
Josh and Teal met at a local Blues Jam in San Rafael, California, and would have a lasting musical relationship for years. In July 2000, they both decided to focus their energies on what would become The Mother Truckers. After playing around San Francisco and touring California for several years, Their journeys led them to the "Live Music Capitol of the World" - Austin, TX. Where they recruited an ace rhythm section consisting of Pete "THE BEAT" Langhans, on drums and Leslie McCurdy On Bass. They have been playing almost constantly in all the Texas hotspots, and have recorded a new CD ,"Broke, Not Broken" with a July 18th, 2006 release date. The new CD has been added to KGSR, KRSH & KPIG Freedom Radio.
The Mother Truckers have supported such acts as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Asleep At The Wheel, Reba McIntire, Hank Williams 3, The Charlie Daniels Band, Robert Earl Keen, Shedaisy, The Flatlanders, Dave Alvin, Michelle Shocked, TheSupersuckers, The Derailers,...