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Instruments  Vocals, guitar, drums,
Website  [1]
Members  Alan Sparhawk
Years active  1999 – present
Record label  Chairkickers’ Music
Genres  Blues, Rock music
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Labels  Chairkickers' Union Music, Shaky Ray Records, Varese Fontana
Origin  Duluth, Minnesota, United States (1999)
Albums  It’s the Black-Eyed Snakes, Rise Up!
Similar  Retribution Gospel Choir, Mimi Parker, Charlie Parr, Zak Sally, Low

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The Black-eyed Snakes is an American blues rock band from Duluth, Minnesota. Since releasing their debut album "It's the Black-eyed Snakes" in 2001, the band has toured the U.S. with Charlie Parr. Front man Alan Sparhawk also performs with Low and Retribution Gospel Choir.


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The Black-eyed Snakes often perform at the Homegrown Music Festival in Duluth, Minnesota. Black-eyed Snakes was selected by City Pages as the Best New Band of 2001. Their attitude towards the blues is summed up by Sparhawk: "We actually hate most blues. We were trying to destroy it. We're interested in putting the blues back into a gut level -- instead of talent, we go with feeling more.

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  • Alan Sparhawk-- guitar, vocals
  • Bob Olson-- guitar
  • Brad Nelson-- drums
  • Justin Sparhawk-- percussion
  • Bryan "Lefty" Johnson-- percussion
  • Studio albums

  • It's the Black-eyed Snakes - (Chairkickers' Union Music, 2001)
  • Rise Up! - (Chairkickers' Union Music, 2003)
  • Singles

  • "Chicken Bone George" (7") - (Shaky Ray Records, 2001)
  • Compilations

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  • Duluth Does Dylan - (Spinout Records, 2000)
  • Sun Records the Ultimate Blues Collection - (Varese Fontana, 2003)
  • Perverted by Mark E. / A Tribute to the Fall - (Zick Zack indigo, 2004)
  • Homegrown Rawk and/or Roll: Starfire's Mix - (Homegrown Music Festival, 2008)
  • DVDs

  • "Cross Country with the Snakes" (film by Hansi Johnson) - (Chairkickers' Union Music, 2005)

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    8-Inch KnifeIt’s the Black-Eyed Snakes · 2001


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