Arizona’s Tramps & Thieves formed in 2003 and have maintained their original line-up in an ever-changing independent music scene. Made up of four members: dual lead singer-guitarists J. Scott Howard and Emmett DeGuvera, bassist Andy Jensen and drummer Ryan Ferguson.
With their unique southwestern sound, Tramps & Thieves have become a cherished staple in the Arizona music scene. The band is currently working on their fourth independent release, following up previous efforts Mill Ave. Cowboys, Spittin’ Into the Wind, and Perennials. Tramps & Thieves continue to play to packed audiences around the Valley, including shows with Jason Isbell, Los Guys, Shurman, Ghetto Cowgirl, and Arizona’s other treasured rock band, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers.
Tramps & Thieves remain one of the few Arizona bands that release authentic, independent music with their original line-up. Fusing rock n’ roll with alternative, folk, americana and country music, Tramps & Thieves have developed a sound that fits in well in the southwest. Taking their name from the hit, “Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves,” Tramps & Thieves count Tom Petty, Black Crowes, The Jayhawks, Waylon Jennings, The Band, Wilco, and others as influences. If they sound familiar, you might have heard their hit, “Porcupine Jacket,” in the 2008 teen comedy major motion picture release, Sex Drive.
Although they are based in Tempe, AZ, Tramps & Thieves are a band committed to making their way to as many people and places as they can. Check them out this Spring at various places around the Valley, as well as on the main stage at The McDowell Mountain Music Festival and Four Peak’s Brewing Company’s RANDOMONIUM at Tempe Beach Park. For more information including booking, please visit www.aztrampsandthieves.com. You can also follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/TrampsThieves.
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