Ben Friedman- Vocals, Guitar, Swank
Jim "Low Note" Lavender- Guitar, Boogie-Woogie
Keith Perissi- Bass, humor
Pup Roberts- Drums, new guy, heart-throb
These cats came swingin' out of Georgia with their first big release in 1995, a
self-titled disc featuring crowd-pleasers "Jailbait" and "This Town Ain't Cool."|
They met up with the Zippers for a few dates in 1997, and later asked Kenny to blow a little on their new album, 1998's El Baile de la Cobra.
Throughout 1998, the Cigar Store Indians provided envigorating warm-up music
for some SNZ shows, leaving some fans more than "warm" by the time the Zippers
The Cigar Store Indians mix swing, rockabilly, honky-tonk and anything else
jumpin' to form a lively blend of music only they can perform. Think of them
as a swanky Stray Cats headed up by a drunken Chris Isaak. Their live shows
are spectacles not to be missed! This band puts 110% of everything they have
on the stage, and are there to roll over the audience again and again.|
Bassist Keith Parissi
Coming SOON I'll have clips of Tom and Kenny blowing their saxes with CSI at some 1998 Ohio shows. But for now, check out:
Review in Rural Route Twangsine
Super article/interview in Creative Loafing Times Aug. '98
Two short reviews found in Country Standard Time.
The band's listing on the ezine www.greaser.net. Updates coming.
Some pictures from a 2/28/99 show!
The official CSI page with tons of stuff!
Cigar Store Indians on the UBL
Super article in the Miami New Times
A short review in a 1996 issue of CST
A nice big picture and a few kind words
A very short review of El Baile de la Cobra in Music Monitor
An article in a '96 issue of a Florida magazine, when CSI was playing bars still
A stupid article in a stupid e-zine, Whatever on an SNZ and CSI show