Innocent Man – “Honest Music, Played by Honest Folks for Real People.”
Innocent Man plays honest Rock & Roll, fostered with Americana, while pursuing the unending development of the band’s musical abilities. By using deep heartfelt lyrics that reflect shared life experiences, tasteful guitar, premier fiddle, driving rhythms, and graceful melodies, Innocent Man comes through as a breath of fresh air that dabbles with acoustic echoes of the past. With a hunger to constantly create great compositions, the members of Innocent Man continue to push the conceptual limitations of music.
With an original sound that is hard to define, Innocent Man brings elements of genuine Americana or Outlaw Country, reminiscent of acts like Wilco, The Wood Brothers, The Clumsy Lovers & Jonny Cash, along with glimmers of Classic-Rock such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top & The Band, combined with Jam-Band grooves resembling those of Phish, The Grateful Dead & Assembly Of Dust.
Innocent Man’s first album, “Home Grown” was released February 9th 2013. The album release included a notable “Sold-Out” party at The Visual Arts Collective located in Boise, Idaho. The Album is a brilliant assortment of new and seasoned original cross-genre songs. Fans that have followed the band for years will delight in the new life the band has breathed into many of its familiar songs as they continue to progress their sound and push their musical boundaries.
This Boise based 6 piece was cultivated by childhood friends sharing their love of music. In all, Scott Sprague & Dan Burns & Kristen Burns (no relation) grew up in McCall, Idaho and graduated from the same small high school. Likewise, Tim Callender & Conlyn McCain grew up in the small town of Payette, Idaho.
While in college the core members of the band became friends and started to jam.. Scott, Dan, Tim, Conlyn, and Josh Sears played together for more than a decade in various lineups and great bands around Idaho’s Treasure Valley such as “Red House,” “Classic Ashley,” “the3hundred” and “Enormous G.” In 2008 the guys switched up instruments and song arrangements and founded a new band.
The guys decided to call the new band “Innocent Man” as a play on the fact that two of the members have studied law. Each member of the band has their own specific tastes in music, which helps make for a unique and special sound that touches many different genres all within a single song. This special sound reverberates through all ages, and creates a common connection that sparks new friendships everywhere it’s heard.
Some notable events and festivals Innocent Man has performed around the Northwest are; The Idaho-Down (2012 & 2013), Juniper Jam (2013), Hyde Park Street Fair (2013), The McCall Winter Carnival (2012, 13′, 14′), The Summer Music Festival at Roseberry (2011, 12′, 13′), Council Mountain Music Festival (2013), Valley Country Fair & Rodeo (2013), Boise Heart Walk (2011 & 2012), Blues, Brews & BBQ’s Event (2012), Idaho Wing-Off Contest (2011 & 2012), Barley Bros. Winter Ale Festival (2012 & 2013) and McCall’s OKTOBERFEST (2012).
Plus Innocent Man has played many other venues around the Northwest and shared stages with acts such as; The Clumsy Lovers, Cash’d Out, Shook Twins, Jeff Crosby & the Refugees, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Equaleyes, Down North, Riviera, Low-Bones, Chicken Dinner Road & SO many more!
Dan Burns – Guitar/Vocals
Josh Sears – Drums
Conlyn McCain – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Scott Sprague – Guitar/Vocals
Timmy C.- Keyboard/Noises
Kristin Burns – Fiddle/Vocals