Miss Derringer

Performing a dark, lean blend of blues, country and girl-group sounds fortified with a punk attitude, Miss Derringer is an L.A.-based rock band led by a husband and wife team of musicians-turned-artists, Liz McGrath (a painter and sculptor who previously sang with the band Tongue and edited the 'zine Censor This) and Morgan Slade (a photographer who plays guitar and writes much of the group's material). Rounding out the group are guitarist Lightnin' Bill Woodcock, bassist Sylvain de Muizon, and drummer Cody James. The group released their second album, Lullabies, in 2006 which features Blondie drummer Clem Burke and Charley Horse member/Acetate Records owner Rick Ballard on guitar. Lullabies was co-produced by Miss Derringer and Derek O'Brien of The Adolescents/Social Distortion. The Los Angeles based band is heavily influenced by American music of the late-50s and early-60s particularly the vintage sounds of outlaw country like performers Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash or the girl group pop of the Ronettes and Shangri Las. The band also finds inspiration in the music and attitude of early punk bands like the Misfits and Black Flag.

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