It’s possible you could simplify Tornado Bait as Americana. However, they’re a storm brewing of influences, call it “Grunge Grass” if you will. A female fronted band with a lineup that can’t be tamed. Influences that vary from Slade, Joplin, Johnny, Jones, Elvis and some miss guided softer side of an Alice Cooper, mixed with Kurt and Country. Playing all originals or playing covers from Elizabeth Cotton, Elvis, The Kinks and who knows what else to expect. With a look as indescribable as the sound you might find Msesippi solo, as a duo, a full band or with special guest and friends. Tornado Bait is ready to reign down acoustic thunder or full electric lightning no matter what the occasion

Band Members

Msesippi McQuown – Front Woman / Guitar/Vocals / Suitcase Percussion / Kazoo /Washboard

Matt Lodica Thomas – Melodica / Melodion, Stylophone, Piano

Jessie Huard – Suitcase Percussion & Drums / Cajon / Washboard / Vocals

Rob Katherman – bass / guitar / vocals

Bink Brown – Lap / Dobro / Slide guitar

Tommy Chico Chamberlin – Suitcase & Gas Can Percussion

Lori Barrow – Bag Head Fashion coordinator

Jim – Over Lord

Alan Gibson – special guest

The Human Tornado’s –

Hurricane Izzy & Alice Carol @ Wicked Rose Bunny

Joe Smith – Rouge Bag Head

James Leblanc – All around Bag Head and support

Michael Lee Sullivan – Tie Dye Cowboy Banjo