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Fiction EP

by Stunt Double

Released 2007
Released 2007
Rootsy, mellow Americana folk pop.
NOTES
Hi. My name's Ernie. I'm from the far west Texas town of El Paso. I was born in the 70's and grew up listening to not much other than The Stones, thanks to my fanatical uncles. I thought Keith Richards was the coolest guy ever. That may have had something to do with the fact that my best friend growing up had a long neck, a hollow body, one nut and six strings. I played in several garage bands in high school; either drums, guitar, or bass. There's not a whole lot else to do in El Paso. Seriously...

In 1993, I moved to Austin, Tx. It was there that I discovered two things that changed my life. The first was that I really wasn't cut out for Criminal Justice. Secondly, and more importantly, was something I had never seen before...a thriving music scene. I dove in head first and co-founded a band called Sour Mash Jack. I played bass, sang back-ups, and helped write the songs. We put out a self-released record, toured a bit(opening for the likes of David Garza, Ian Moore, Chris Duarte, Paul Rogers, Edgar Winter, blah, blah, name dropping) and eventually moved to LA. Six months after we moved in together, we broke up. That seems to happen whenever I move in with anybody. I live with my dog now...

I decided to stay in SoCal, and wound up playing, writing, recording, and touring with many amazing songwriters and musicians.(more name dropping...Kristian Hoffman, El-Vez, Ann Magnuson, Jaime Cabrera, Tommy Mora, 29 Mules, Symptoms of Madness, Laughing with Lulu, Lik, Nova Blue, Charlene Johnson, blah, blah, blah) Probably the coolest of these was a band my buddy Erik and I started, called Penny. We released one full length record in 2002..."15 Electric." We were also on the Hotel Cafe's 1st compilation record. You can find either of those on CD Baby. But, as all good things tend to, it came to an end. I felt an overwhelming need to front my own outfit and write my own songs...

Significant life changes brought me to North County in 2006, where I encountered Stephen Johnson. Similar taste in music and an unusual love of Coors light brought us together in a way that only those two things can. Shortly thereafter, we found DB and Aaron. I had just about finished recording a solo EP and decided to have a record release show with my newly found band. Stunt Double (yes, inspired by the Mother Hips Tune) was born. We're currently writing and recording new songs and playing out as much as we can. The saga continues...