Primarily evolving from the Picket Line Coyotes and the Grackles, The Gourds original line-up consisted of Kevin Russell, Jimmy Smith, Claude Bernard and Charlie Llewellin. Llewellin was replaced by current drummer Keith Langford, and multi-instrumentalist Max Johnston officially joined after being invited to play on their third album. Despite a sizable amount of original material, The Gourds are probably best known for a song they did not write, Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice". While The Gourds studio efforts have all been well received, their high-energy live performances and constant touring have earned them the reputation of a band that must be seen to be appreciated. In March 2011, The Gourds finished recording their 10th studio album, Old Mad Joy, at Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, New York, produced by longtime Bob Dylan sideman, Larry Campbell.
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