Slim Cessna´Auto Club (info + tourdates)
(thanks Slim and Alex)
slim cessnas auto club

Engaging, riveting, sad and humorous
;  demanding the audience to participate both live and while listening to their albums;  Slim Cessna's Auto Club has been branded with every musical description possible.  This seems fitting, as SCAC describes their music as American (Is that not what America is and has been, a mixture of every one and thing resulting in something new?);  and after a decade of working and living as SCAC, they have created their own genre.

The instruments are drums, upright bass, pedal steel, banjos, piano, guitar, vocals and stories.  They have recorded critically acclaimed albums (Village Voice, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle) on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles label.  Spin Magazine and No Depression have described them as the best live band in America. 


Members of the Slim Cessna’s Auto Club:

Cessna, Slim
Garrison, Ordy
Gregory (nephew of Ordy Garrison)
Trost, Shane
Munly, Munly
Pentacost, Dwight
Rumley, John

The songs are each thoughtfully crafted with unique arrangements, executed by superb musicianship, then fully realized through original, insightful and intelligent lyrics.  With two of the most charismatic frontmen around (Westword) and four accomplished musicians (Wovenhand, Delta 72, 16Horsepower), SCAC is the past, present and future of American music.

Slim Cessna's Auto Club is from Denver, Colorado

slim cessna jay munlyUS- and Europe Tour Dates:
30.Jan.2009    Denver, Colorado
31.Jan.2009    Fort Collins, Colorado
01.Feb.2009    Colorado Springs, Colorado
03.Feb.2009    Boulder, Colorado
04.Feb.2009    Breckenridge,Colorado
05.Feb.2009    Vail, Colorado
06.Feb.2009    Vail, Colorado
07.Feb.2009    Aspen, Colorado
08.Feb.2009    Crested Butte, Colorado
11.Apr.2009     D- Hannover
12.Apr.2009     D- Berlin
14.Apr.2009     D- Hamburg
15.Apr.2009     NL- Nijmegen
16.Apr.2009     NL- Amsterdam
17.Apr.2009     NL- Diksmuide
18.Apr.2009     NL- Middelburg
19.Apr.2009     D- Köln
21.Apr.2009     B- Brussels
22.Apr.2009     F- Paris
23.Apr.2009     CH- St Gallen
24.Apr.2009     CH- Winterthur
25.Apr.2009     A- Innsbruck
26.Apr.2009     A- Vienna
28.Apr.2009     D- Marburg
29.Apr.2009     D- Bielefeld
30.Apr.2009     NL- Deventer
01.Mai.2009     NL- Tilburg
02.Mai.2009     NL - Groningen

From Wikipedia:

Slim Cessna's Auto Club is a country music band formed in 1993 in Denver, Colorado. The constant in the band has been Slim Cessna, formerly a member of The Denver Gentlemen along with David Eugene Edwards and Jeffery-Paul of 16 Horsepower.
Their music includes elements of country blues, Southern gospel, and other forms loosely grouped as Americana or alternative country. The Auto Club is sometimes labeled "country gothic" due to the juxtaposition of apocalyptic religious imagery with stories of alcohol, violence, and relationships gone awry. Jay Munly (often credited as "Munly") is also a key member of the current lineup of the band. In addition to contributing songwriting, vocals, and banjo, he also serves as a sidekick to Cessna on stage.
Other current and/or former members (in no particular order) include Rev. Dwight Pentacost, Ordy Garrison, Shane Trost, John Rumley (who also crafted many of the stringed instruments used), Jon Killough (who also did the artwork for the 2005 live CD "Jesus Let Me Down",) Whiff Cessna, Caleb Roberts, Frank Hauser Jr., Judithann, Rev. Adam Glasseye, Tim Maher and Danny Pants (aka Daniel Grandbois).
In March 2008, the band released their fifth studio album, titled Cipher, on Alternative Tentacles Records. Cipher was recorded and produced by Robert Ferbrache in Westminster, Colorado.

Americado from "Cipher"


"This is the country band that plays the bar at the end of the world."

"For years, the Auto Club has been considered the best live band in Denver.  Hell, they might be the best band in America as well!"

"…the best band at SXSW was Slim Cessna's Auto Club..."

"... they're gradually staking their a claim as one of the era's greatest bands.  Their recognition of country's roots, their spectacular musicianship, their willingness to experiment and their unmatched ability to craft unique, convincing narratives about characters who exist at the edges of our national consciousness come together to make music that is truly stunning, and that you won't find anywhere else."

"If I had to be stuck in a bar, forever with only one band playing nightly, it would definitely be Slim Cessna's Auto Club."

History Highlights:

Since 1992, SCAC has toured North America repeatedly, as well as Europe.  Some highlights and bands they have shared the stage with are…
Headlined SXSW Alternative Tentacles Showcase 2004, 2001, and 1997.  Headlined Ottawa’s Americana stage at the Blues Festival, 2000.  Two week artist in residence at the Chesterfield, Paris, 1996.  Official band for the Rodeo National Finals, Las Vegas, 1995.  Played with the Melvins and Jello Biafra at Alternative Tentacles’ 25th Anniversary Showcase.  Jello Biafra has joined SCAC on stage, performing among others, ‘Jesus Christ’.

Shared Stage:

Johnny Cash, 16 Horsepower, Throwing Muses, Violent Femmes, Cake, Primus, Chris Ledoux, Cracker, Joe Diffie, Old 97s, Supersuckers, Reverend Horton Heat, Legendary Shack Shakers, Dresden Dolls, Morphine, Munly.


Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, 1995 
American Country Music Changed Her Life, 1998; 
Always Say Please and Thank You, 2000 
Blovdy Tenant Trvth Peace, 2004 
Jesus Let Me Down, 2005
Crossbreeding Begins at Home, 2005

Movie Credits:

Robot Stories, 2003
Jigsaw, 2002

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Homepage of the Band:

on Myspace:

You can download some MP3s from the mentioned albums on the Alternative Tentacles homepage for free! Just check and search for “Slim Cessna”!

And on the Smooch Records site you can download some songs from the live album “Jesus Let Me Down” – go here

Pine Box from "Always Say Please and Thank You"