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Wickiup

Genre

Acid Country / Native American Country Gospel

History

Oakland, California 1993-1995

Max began a new burst of songwriting creativity in 1988 – songs inspired by his growing obsession with the Mojave Desert, the earthquake that destroyed his San Francisco loft, the aboriginal living skills course he took in 1990, and his subsequent year living outdoors in the desert wilderness.

Working with drummer Michael Corbett, he gradually conceived a more organic style for these works, inspired by Nigerian Yoruba Apala music, and adding old-time Appalachian gospel hymns from his childhood. When they met Cherokee singer Jane De Cuir in 1993 and began to work her Native American chants into their repertoire, Wickiup was born.

Their early shows were strictly acoustic, but as they gained experience and began playing bigger clubs, they electrified their repertoire, adding kit drums, and ended up really loud. In fact, the band broke up when Max switched to writing angry punk songs....

Personnel

Max Carmichael: vocals, banjo, electric guitar, talking drum

Jane De Cuir: vocals, electric bass, percussion

Michael Corbett: drums, percussion

 

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Logo and poster design by Jane De Cuir

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