the Ghosts 1996-2007
Brett Winston: Guitar vox
Doug Campbell: Guitar
Jason White: Drums
Matt Fuller/John Luttrell/Paul Noe/Bill Ardison: Bass
The Ghosts had a single focus: to play bar rock to
drunks. Many liters of Jack later it is believed they achieved that
goal. Some people called the Ghosts "Lounge Americana" while some
called it reminiscent of pre-psychedelic rock. Many clubs
promoters and labels never called the Ghosts at all.
The Ghosts started out as "the Holy Ghosts" and
played with a stripped down approach. Tiny amps, a stand up
bass and a single snare instead of a drum set was the usual gear at
most shows. As the years went by they bought better, bigger and
louder gear and the drummer adopted a full kit. They dropped
the "Holy" from the name because they got tired of people thinking
they were a religious band.
The Ghosts broke up over an argument over who was
supposed to pay for brunch. Don't mention it around them because
they are still sensitive about it. The Ghosts recorded a few
records but never promoted them in any meaningful way. Some
selections are free to download below. In addition, their
Revival, is available on iTunes.