Michael Pearman and Dennis DeVolder met several years ago at an open mic night. With each appreciating the other’s solo talents, it was natural for them to begin playing music together. They play easy listening music that appeals to all ages.
Mike’s musical journey began in a sleepy little town in Missouri, singing in the school choir and with local bands. His music is honest, no frills memories with influences of rock, pop, folk, Americana, and country. A triple threat on guitar, bass, and keyboards, Mike focuses on solo acoustic music. As a songwriter, one of his compositions was selected for inclusion on an album produced by WXLP – 97X in the Quad Cities.
Dennis DeVolder grew up in west-central Illinois. His early influences include Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, and Carlos Santana. He has played both traditional blues and blues-based rock for many years, and played in long-forgotten regional rock and metal bands. His primary interest for many years is the American Primitive genre of fingerstyle guitar, particularly the works of John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Peter Lang. His original material is full of dark humor and frustration, and generally requires a Parental Advisory label.