Soldiers of Fortune
Soldiers of Fortune are an anti-band supergroup originally made up of Marc Moore (Cat Power, Lynnfield Pioneers), guitarist/organist Pat “Papa Crazee” Sullivan (Oakley Hall, ex-Oneida), bassist B.L. Truax (Home, ex-Dan Melchior’s Broke Revue), drummer Kid Millions (Oneida, Man Forever) and synth player Barry London (Home, ex-the Van Pelt). First formed in 2004, the band unfortunately suffered the tragic loss of Moore, but continued on with Mike Bones on guitar, and contributions from guitarists Matt Sweeney (late of Chavez and collaborations with Will Oldham, a/k/a Bonnie “Prince” Billy), Jesper Eklow (Endless Boogie), and drummer Allison Busch (Awesome Color). As much as they refuse the definition of a band, they refuse to be defined by genre, with southern-styled rock ‘n’ roll, extended psychedelic guitar battles, restless rhythmic intensity and blues. They released their much-awaited debut album, Ball Strenth, in 2011, with a follow-up in 2015, Early Risers.