Played kind of raucous, rarely pretty and often improvised. Born of THE ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN ROTTEN APPLE GANG, in December 2007, this is the Dallas/Fort Worth based off-shoot of the band. Adam Kobetich, the core member, banjo picker/vocals/creative force behind the GANG has been residing in Austin, TX for the past several years and has since moved onto new projects. This band was started with Mark and Darrin, along with Erich Shriefer and Andrew Bond. The name "Blackland" refers to the prairie land in Texas, that stretches south from just below the Red River, to the San Antonio area, known as the "Blackland Prairie". The Trinity River flows through Dallas and Fort Worth. In keeping with the tradition of folklore and such, woven through turn-of-the-century mountain music, "devils" was added, not to mention the mischievous nature of the band. Now . . . get ready for a serious GRASS KICKIN' and some FAST PICKIN'.
Former pickers : Jim Case - banjo, guitar, mandolin, vox Andrew Bond on fiddle/vox/guitar/banjo/mandolin Erich Shriefer on bass/vox