DON'T CRY OVER SPILT MILK

Spilt Milk was a trio of personal friends who also happened to be professional musicians. The heyday of "Spilt Milk" was during the years 1999 through 2004. The core of the band was always Mark Rex and Bob Ketchum, with various players closing the ranks like Steve Smith, Doug Deforest, Larry McFarland, Robby Springfield, and Jerry Bone. The very last line up was undoubtedly the most popular. The trio of Bob, Mark and Jerry had a large fan base locally. Bob Ketchum is the man behind the drumsticks. A talented live and studio drummer with over 45 years of experience, he keeps the beat going while Jerry Bone handles the bass chores. Jerry's tasteful bass chops come from years of experience in all kinds of playing situations. Jerry's ability to cover many styles of music is the glue that holds the trio together. It also makes for an interesting situation whenever the three of them blast off into an impromptu jam in the middle of an arrangement. Mark Rex is an exceptional guitarist with his own instrumental CD, and plays a dual role of keeping the arrangement moving while also churning out some blistering leads. Lead vocal chores are aptly divided between Bob and Mark. Bob does the basic rock stuff and Mark has James Brown and the other funky tunes covered.

One thing that set Spilt Milk apart from the rest of the pack is that the band NEVER REHEARED! It had to be a really BIG gig for them to actually resort to a rehearsal. Otherwise, what was the fun of playing every sterile lick perfectly? Not practicing kept them on their toes musically and forced them to pay more attention to each other on stage.

At least that was the story they were sticking to.........

Probably the most unusual aspect of Spilt Milk is the fact that although they all had their own CD's out, the band prefered to just do covers. The reason? No pretenses. The guys just had such a good time doing cover material..... classics of the 60's and 70's........ and they only performed material that is instantly recognizable to the public. Besides... cover tunes is what gave the band the rep of being a party band.

BETTER MUSIC THROUGH BOVINE SPILLAGE


FOR MORE ON THE PAST EXPLOITS OF "Spilt Milk", GO HERE.
For more information contact:

BOB KETCHUM
CEDAR CREST STUDIO
#17 CR 830
HENDERSON, ARKANSAS 72544
(870) 488-5777


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