Drexel

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Formed in the early '90s, the duo known as Drexel slowly transformed from a '70s rock cover band (with a penchant for Todd Rundgren and Professor Longhair) into beer-swilling pioneers of redneck chic.…
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Formed in the early '90s, the duo known as Drexel slowly transformed from a '70s rock cover band (with a penchant for Todd Rundgren and Professor Longhair) into beer-swilling pioneers of redneck chic. Countrifried guitar and a mystic lounge delivery (Screamin' Jay Hawkins-style) easily identify the group from the rest of the underground rockabilly pack. Made up of singer David Sparks and multi-instrumentalist Brian Pelfrey, the two quite literally began playing cover shows of their influences and slowly mutated into the act they became by Ohio, their first album. Also known for their unusual stage show (clown makeup, strange costumes, etc.), the band carved out a distinctive place in Ohio's indie rock scene.