ST. GEORGE – Green-Swift joined forces in 2009 when both discovered the need for a powerful vehicle for their individual talents. Following the influence of The Black Keys, Green-Swift set out to combine the simple strength of drums, guitar and vocals. This duo is packed with energy, variety and guts – an inevitable result of melding a rhythm monger (Green) steeped in eclectic musical taste and a rocking blues, jam-hearted (Swift) machine.
When the duo joined forces with bass player Chuck Triplett, Sons of Mothers was born. By blending the hard hitting tunes of the duo with rich, bass tones, the trio plays a pure hearted combination of blues, classic rock and tunes that pack the dance floor.
About Dennis Green
At the age of twelve, the term 'pick up sticks' had a completely different meaning to Dennis. The drums were an instant passion and his love of being a musician transcended his musical connection to a new level. Growing up in a house of classic rocking sisters (four of them), Dennis was exposed to the intense power of attraction that live music pulsed through his life.
Early and obvious influences include Keith Moon, Phil Rudd and John Bonham. Not to be one tracked, his influences also include Iron Maiden, Dishwalla, BTO, the 80's metal scene and D.R.I. to name a few. Dennis' musical character is built on a foundation of detail and dedication; peppered with his humor and creativity, Dennis is a guy to call for a good time.
About Steven Swift
The influences of Steven Swift are interwoven throughout his music – the rocking blues he was initially inspired by and soaked up as a youngster, the honest, good-natured delivery of the most successful solo artists such as Jeff Tweedy (WILCO) and Ben Harper, the jam bands that rock in a loose freeform style like Phish and the fine tuned finger-picking talents of Leo Kottke, John Fahey or Kelly Joe Phelps.
Swift continues to devour the recordings of his musical heroes which inspire him to create music that is unique and personal – music that feels familiar but sounds like nothing heard before. Several years as front man in his own band or serving as rhythm section or vocalist in many others has given Swift the expertise and know-how to produce what each individual song needs to stand on it’s own. The variety and style of Steven’s songs come from his keen observation and natural sense of rhythm and balance. Much is here; love, sorrow, anger, pain, regret and upbeat optimism. Overall, Swift is a warm cheerful guy with a slightly twisted humor.
About Chuck Triplett
Chuck Triplett was born in Fairfield, California. He was quickly relocated to Caliente, Nevada where he did most of his growing up. He has over 20 years in the United States Military with that time being split between active duty and National Guard time. He currently works as the Recruiting Operations Officer for Southern Utah University.
Chuck has been passionate about music since about the 8th grade when his good friend Jeremy took him to Sears to order a bass. He has played in bands ever since. He has been recording music and has been recording himself and others since the early 90’s. He has recorded full length albums for his own bands OMV, Raven and the Boneman and Say What. In 2008 Chuck bought equipment to open his own demo studio and has recorded several acts to this point, including Bottled Monkey’s (Chuck’s other musical venture) debut album Sing No Evil.
The trio has several events booked through the remainder of 2010. They ring in the New Year atop Brian Head, Utah and follow-up with dates peppered through the start of 2011.
Sound samples and photos are available at www.greenswiftduo.com and Facebook pages for both Green-Swift Duo and Sons of Mothers.
Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.
BEAVER DAM STATION & BAR, 411 North Old Pioneer Rd, Littlefield, AZ
Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.
THE FIREHOUSE w/ Electric Witness, 1476 W Sunset, St. George, UT
Friday, December 31, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.
THE LIFT BAR AT THE GRAND LODGE, 314 Hunter Ridge Drive, Brian Head, UT
Friday, February 25, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.
TOADZ, 432 North 100 West, Cedar City, UT
Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.
MIKE’S TAVERN, 90 Hoover Avenue, Cedar City, UT