The Snakehandlers

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Music Genre(s):

Roots Rock
Classic R&B
Classic 60's Rock


The Snakehandlers Blues Fueled Rock & Roll Frank Dean / Carl Lo Sasso / Floyd Tucker Bob Schneider / Scott Parkhurst / Clint Crabb If you dig Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, Delbert McClinton, Howlin Wolf, Jimmy Reed The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Faces, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, John Mayall, Electric Flag, The Animals, Mitch Ryder, Booker T & The MGs, Johnny Winter and the like, our Rhythm & Blues fueled Rock & Roll is gonna make you wanna order up a couple cool ones, put on your dancin' shoes and forget your troubles. Whether we're takin' you to Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago" or on a "Midnight Ramble" with The Rolling Stones, it's a party with The Snakehandlers ! Our fans are family to us so always feel free hang out with us wherever we're playing !


After a two year break following the end of Sindacato, Carl Lo Sasso and former bandmate Frank Dean decided it was time to put the rock & roll shoes back on. Lo Sasso had been performing with Maxx Avenue but had been running into roadblocks with the personnel. Dean had been kicking back at his guitar shop in Franklin Indiana and performing acoustic with bassist Floyd Tucker when the mood struck. But now he felt like it was getting time to consider committing to something. Carl Lo Sasso had been working with former Dog Talk founding member and vocalist Bob Schneider and mentioned to Dean that they were disbanding their current group but would be interested in working with him. Dean was open to the idea but only if it was an "art first" effort and if he could bring Tucker with him. Schneider would also play keyboards for the ensemble. The second guitar spot was temporarily and individually occupied by two of Indy's finest. John Nugent of Thunder Club and Brent Bennett of Drop Kick Ned. Unfortunately, both were understandably committed to their own groups and saxophonist Gary Woodworth had too much on his plate already to jump into the kind of schedule that Dean and Lo Sasso were talking about. Then after years of prodding by Dean, harmonica player / vocalist Cadillac Scott Parkhurst put his X on the dotted line. They now had two powerhouse vocalists on board with the only missing piece being the elusive "other guitarist." Dean was adamant that there would be no "Steve Vai" types in the band playing over the vocals. Many were interested, many were declined. Clint Crabb joined The Snakehandlers as the last piece of the puzzle. his requests to "play less, not more" were a welcome surprise along with his tasty slide guitar work. His Duane Allman / Derek Trucks style was completely different from Dean's Jimmy Reed / Chucky Berry grooves. So there it is. Six musicians with a mountain of experience and an undying love and appreciation for Rhythm, Blues, and Rock & Roll in search of those who love hearing it.

Contact Information

Frank Dean
55 E. Jefferson St.
Franklin, IN 46131

(317) 728-4497

Additional Information

Booking contact: carl LoSasso D&S Productions Deb Strother CEO 317-773-8222 is a one-stop shop for live, local music and entertainment in the Indianapolis area - Your source for live music in Indy - featuring listings and bios of local bands, clubs, and venues. Our database allows you to search for bands or clubs by name, keyword, or genre. You can also search band and club schedules, links to music resources, and our MP3 music library.

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