So What is This About?

THE BAND - THE ENABLERS

 

Kevin Carroll: Guitar
Kevin Carroll is a guitarist and a singer/songwriter. He moved from his hometown of Boise, ID, in 1991 to immerse himself in the excellent music scene of Austin, TX. He headed his own band in Austin for several years, releasing the CD Redemption Day in 1997. The album was originally released in Italy, where it received rave reviews. Then, Freedom Records released the record in the United States, where it was equally well received. Carroll's sound is diverse and expansive, encompassing elements of pop, soul, folk, and country within an Americana roots-rock base. Influences include Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, the Pogues, and the Rolling Stones among others. Despite his modest success as a solo artist, Carroll decided to become a guitarist for hire in the Austin area. He has most notably gained acclaim as lead guitarist for Charlie Robison. — Steven JacobetzBIRTHPLACE : BOISE, ID

INSTRUMENT: GUITAR
1ST PROFESSIONAL GIG- NEW YEARS 1986 W/ I-84 CRAZY HORSE BAR BOISE, ID
GEMINI/SCORPIO MOON
ONLY CHILD
I APPRECIATE QUALITY FOOTWEAR
FAVORITE MOVIE- BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA
ACTOR WHO WOULD PLAY ME IN THE
MOVIE OF MY LIFE- C. THOMAS HOWELL
FAVORITE FOOD-SUSHI
FAVORITE 19TH CENTURY BRITISH POET- BYRON
SULTRYEST SOUL DIVA-SADE

WHEN I'M NOT PLAYING I RARELY LEAVE THE HOUSE.

MY WEBSITE IS WWW.KEVINCARROLL.NET


 

E. Scott Esbeck: Bass Guitar and Vocals
E. Scott Esbeck joined Charlie's band of ineptidudes in January of 2001. Known for his thumping low end, soaring background harmonies, and impeccable grooming, he's hung around ever since. Scott has been playing music professionally for over twenty five years, playing his first paying gig when Gerald Ford was President. In addition to the Enablers, Scott has been lucky enough to perform with Jack Ingram, Jon D. Graham, Kelly Willis, The Sweethearts of the Rodeo, and several hundred people in Nashville no one has heard of since. Scott was a founding member of America's Instrumentalists, the incomparable Los Straitjackets.
P.S. if anybody knows what happened to “George and the Lucky Riders” from Nurenberg Germany, circa 1986, drop me a line.
An incomplete Discography;

“Live”, Charlie Robison, Columbia/Sony, 2003
“Blue on Dakota”, Barbara Lamb, Lotsa Coffee Records.2000 Scott produced and played bass on this outstanding recording.
“Unleashed Live”, Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison & Bruce Robison, Sony/ Lucky Dog Records. 1999
“Hey You”, Jack Ingram, Sony /Lucky Dog Records 1998
“The Velvet Touch of Los Straitjackets” , Los Straitjackets, Upstart/Rounder Records. 1998
“Viva Los Straitjackets”, Los Straitjackets, Upstart/Rounder records. 1996
“The Utterly Fantastic and Totally Unbelievable Sound of Los Straitjackets” , Los Straitjackets, Upstart/Rounder Records. 1995


 

Keith Robinson: Drums
Keith, originally from Plano, Texas, has been playing drums and percussion since age 10. His interest in drumming led him to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he received a Bachelors of Music degree in percussion performance. Deciding to forgo a career as a symphonic musician, Keith moved to Austin, Texas, determined to make a living playing the drum set. Upon arrival, he played in a multitude of rock bands, performing with members from the Billy Idol band and Timbuk 3, along with backing up a back up singer for Motley Crue. After bumping around the Austin rock scene for a few years, Keith changed gears and took up the blues with Grammy-nominated piano player, Marcia Ball. With Marcia, Keith toured nationally and performed on the 2001 release “Presumed Innocent”, which won the W.C. Handy award for blues album of the year. Through a friendship formed with Kevin Carrol as a member of his band, “The Sleestacks”, Keith was presented with a chance to change gears yet again and play country music with Charlie's band, where he remains today.

In addition to playing with Charlie, Keith's recording credits include Americana mainstays Jimmy Lafave and David Halley, up and coming Texas artists Phil Pritchett and Brandon Rhyder, and numerous rock bands in the Austin area. Keith has also performed on stage with Clay Walker, Los Lobos, Bob Schneider, and the Antone's House Band.


 

Kim Deschamps: Pedal Steel Guitar, Lap Steel and Mandolin
Previously, Kim toured the world and recorded many CD's with the Cowboy Junkies and Blue Rodeo during the peak of their popularity. Guitar Player Magazine called his Dobro playing "sublime". He also recorded music for the Barenaked Ladies CD 'Stunt" and their documentary film "Barenaked in America". Holder of many Gold Records, Kim was awarded a Juno (Grammy equivilent) for Group of the Year.

Kim appears as an actor and recorded the soundtrack music for the Atom Egoyan film "The Sweet Hereafter" which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar Nomination. His television credits include Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits (x2), The Grand OleOpry, Johnny Carson ("The Tonite Show"), Craig Kilbourne ("The Late, LateShow"), and Good Morning America.

In addition, Kim has performed with Daniel Lanois, Sarah McLachlan, Steve Earle, Townes van Zandt, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, BruceCockburn, Los Lobos and Joe Ely.

Kim has two solo CD's "Wolfsong Night" and "Take Me Away". For more information, visit his web site at www.kimdeschamps.com