Based out of Gastonia, NC, The Menders have been blending influences such as the Beatles, Jack White, The Doors, and The Who into a folk-laced garage rock sound. Since 2013, they’ve been honing their craft around NC, SC, GA, TN and FL at venues such as Neighborhood Theatre, The Visulite, Tin Roof – Charleston, The Hideaway, The Stillwater Taproom and The Cave. Having released 3 previous albums independently (and recording their fourth) The Menders seek to offer their fans and listeners a music experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Drunken Prayer will likely bring to mind The Band for a lot of listeners, with the sense of place and history. But Morgan Geer’s songs and his singing often suggest a kinship with artists like Bobby Charles or Doug Sahm, musicians with Southern roots, with a yip and break to their voices, and notes of sadness offset by a wicked sense of humor.
Over the past two years Drunken Prayer has played hundreds of shows across 18 countries and across the US at venues such as the Pickathon Music Festival and San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. Geer’s music has been featured on AMC, NPR, WFMU and SiriusXM.