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Sing the Songs of Stinky Doolittle by Crop Circles (CD)

Sing the Songs of Stinky Doolittle by Crop Circles (CD)


The Crop Circles is one of several musical outlets of Earl Brooks, an Americana singer/songwriter and guitarist. Earl is known for his crisp guitar style, his tongue-in-cheek lyrics and for being an early player of Americana music in Seattle. He grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho where he learned to play the guitar his mom bought with S & H Greenstamps. After school Earl headed west, eventually landing in Seattle's then bohemian Belltown district where he fell (or perhaps tripped) into the psych-folk scene that was simmering in the Emerald City at that time, where he formed The Wigglin’ Tators with fellow Idahoan Larry Barrett and Robert Sanville in 1985, releasing two cassettes. Blood of the Lamb, a multi-singer/songwriter band that included Nick Vroman and Dave Legg, came next, releasing three cassettes. The most successful band that Brooks led was The Crop Circles.


Between 1995 to 2001 the Crop Circles released three CD’s; “Born With A Bad Heart,” “The Crop Circles Sing the Songs of Stinky Doolittle” and “Home Sweet Home." Earl toured Europe with The Gary Heffern Band, which included the future Jessie Sykes and the Sweet Hearafter violinist Anne Marie Ruljancich and Jim Roth of Built To Spill. He was a member of Ghosts Of Wyoming and released the album "Snowy River With the Ghosts." Brooks has shared the stage with such notable musicians as Peter Buck, Chris Eckman, Kevin Seconds, Sal Valentino, David Houston, Terry Lee Hale, Carrie Akre, Atomic 61 and Dieselhead.

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