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Published:August 23rd, 2006 04:39 EST
Everlasting Earle

Everlasting Earle

By Casey Gale

The rock band, Everlasting Earle, pulled together in 1998 in the small town of Pickens, South Carolina.  Lead singer, Keith Carson and guitarist, Daniel Youngblood, met members JC Ward (bassist) and Travis or T-dog Rygg (drummer), through mutual friends and a musicians’ classifieds ad.   

Their influences include The White Stripes, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Emo Rock, Weezer, Meters, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and DMB.  The Spartanburg Herald-Journal writes that Earle has, “a winning combination of tuneful melodies and driving classic rock rhythms reminiscent of early Eric Clapton and The Who.”  “The band hopes to one day tour internationally, but have recently been headlining at well known clubs around Greenville, bringing in many listeners with their luring stage presence. 

In 2004, Everlasting Earle moved on from local beauty pageant openings to win the Radio Super Showcase Battle of the Bands in Greenville, SC’s Handlebar.  Ironically, the young guys got their band name from Daniel’s grandfather who never seems to age.  Some of their favorite songs include “Egotistical” and “Patience Please.”  The driven Everlasting Earle takes on the motto of, “Practice how you perform, you can’t practice a sprint and then run a marathon.” 

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