The Fishermen Band
DC natives Lindsay and Phillip ÒFlipÓ Hough started haunting area music venues in the mid 90’s, starting The Fishermen Band officially in 1999. Since, TFB has built an impressive resume, touring nationally and regionally, supporting notable bands including Maroon 5, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, John Popper of Blues Traveller, The Grooveline Horns (of Jason Mraz), Raining Jane, Allrise, Pseudopod,New Riders of the Purple Sage, Egypt,DJ Rapid Rick, 3rd Eye Blind, and The Charlie Daniels Band, just to name a few! A DC music mainstay for 17 years, The Fishermen Band has built a large cult following by only releasing short-run collectible CD’s at their shows, in favor of releasing any music to the internet (outside of 2009’s ÒVisionÓ). If you have a Fishermen Band album, chances are you were there (somewhere local) and got one from the band directly. And, chances are, that CD has the date of the show, the name of the venue, and the number of CD’s printed for that occasion. Multiply that by 16 years at an average of 140 shows per year, and you begin to understand the draw. TFB’s selling point is that there’s something for everyone; Reggae, Folk, Rock, Funk, Jazz, even A Capella Barbershop(the band has four singers that sing perfect harmony and backing vocals). Adding the talents of Drummer Chris Compton, Bassist Brian Waitzman, and Grammy Nominated Keyboardist Andre Leonard has made the music of The Fishermen Band a fun, polished, and unforgettable live show experience!