BR5-49 are incredible blow-out neuvo-country-billy along the lines of Junior Brown's rockin'est moments. Shaw's two hours of experience as Kill Creek's drummer provided him with a wealth of finesse and musical authority, and BR5-49 clearly benefits from it. Although falsely attributed to a "HEE-HAW" skit, the name BR5-49 (originally "BR-549") has a facinating origin. BR5-49 has become renowned for their unbelieveable live presence, and their remarkable endurance (myth has it that they played five-hour sets non-stop at Nashville's Robert's Western World FIVE nights a week before penning the parchment with Arista). That, and they have the four finest cheekbones to escape Lawrence's tenatious and deadly grip, and, at last count, 20 of the most uncanny fingers. We don't know where the other six cheekbones are from. And we don't know for sure how many fingers they have in total. Probably 50. Counting thumbs, anyhow.