The unrepentant Heathens band started out as a project to encompass the diversity of different music genres in asheville. Merging the genres of country western, R&B, blues, progressive rock, and Americana. Drawing heavily on musicians like Ry Cooder, the grateful dead, Tom Waites, stevie ray vaughan and classical Jazz musicians. Giving life to rock and jazz standards.
Frank Guagenti (Alias Blue Mozart, and Blue) has worked in the Band “Ya Muddas Nightmare” a band that was the backing pickup band for many oldies groups, such as Bo Diddly, the five satins, 4 tops, The Belmonts, the coasters and many others.
In the 1990’s - 2000 Fronted the band “Blue Mozart” doing Howling wolf, Muddy waters and other electric blues.
In “Blue Billy Rebellion” he teamed up with Hank Sarrentino, the last surviving member of the Belmonts to do Rockabilly music.
John Mycroft Played with a number of groups in and around London in the late 60s and 70s.. Played gigs all over southern England and the Midlands –At various times played in the same band as Robin Trower, Wilko Johnson, Maxine Silverberg, Johnnie Martin (Dr Feelgood), Will Birch and probably a few others.Have opened for the Yardbirds, Fleetwood Mac, Pretty Things, Amen Corner, Garnet Mimms.
Tom Lawton has played tuba with a NOLA-style second line band, (& sung in an opera & performed Shakespeare) & played old time banjo, guitar & fiddle, & electric bass & guitar in bands, in living rooms, garages, basements, bars & even stages from Raleigh to Canton & West Asheville in between
Robert May Born and raised in Mississippi has played drums since 1959. U.S. Navy Veteran, graduate of Mississippi state University. Has lived in Weaverville for the last 71/2 years. Currently plays drums in The Asheville Second Line Band.