Clyde and the Milltailers is an Americana and folk adjacent trio that has featured a rotating line up of musicians since it’s formation in 2016. The songwriting and style is heavily influenced by early American swing, folk, and Appalachian old time music. The Project’s core songwriter, Clyde, who also performs solo under “Clyde of the Milltailers,” started writing songs while traveling in his youth. The band name is a reference to the uranium mill tailings that were used for sidewalks and house foundations in his hometown of Grand Junction, Colorado. The first group recorded their first full length, self-titled album in 2016, and the five song EP “.root.” a year later with Taylor Riley of Fusion Audio Solutions. Both albums feature album art by Lindsay Falsone and are available though most streaming platforms. The most recent lineup is currently based out of Portland Oregon and features members of the Bridge City Sinners, King Strang and Lightnin’ Luke and the Downpour.
Mark Paschen began writing songs as a teenager and moved on to play in a few different bands along the way such as Minus The Oppression, Distordeon and Dirty Kid Discount. After Distordeon his solo act picked up a bit and was dropped again when joining Dirty Kid Discount. Upon leaving Dirty Kid Discount, (August-2013) Robber’s Roost was born! Throwing every song he had written into the mix and nothing but sheer DRIVE, Robber’s Roost now plays upwards of 30 originals by Mark Paschen.
These days, Wrenegade and Mark focus on a duo dynamic, writing mainly with harmonies and focusing heavily on vocals, while stretching the ole’ full electric version of the project with Calvin murdering it on the garbage can drum kit, whenever possible!