Performed By The Flat Broke Band
Album UPC 634479309397
CD Baby Track ID 1840839
Label MonoMyth Media
Released 2006-01-01
BPM 132
Rated 0
ISRC uscgj0676201
Year 2006
Spotify Plays 24
Writer Dick Rachell/Michael Johnson
Pub Co Rachel Music/Cinemasonique Music
Composer Dick Rachell/Michael Johnson
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master
Rights Easy Clear: Master
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Illinois


Southern rock with a hint of country and old-school rhythm and blues, with four-part vocal harmonies and plenty of guitar solos.


The Flat Broke Band, based in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, played an eclectic mix of southern and mainstream rock, country, and blues. Their 14-song debut CD, "Flat Broke", was released May 13, 2006 and is available on CDBaby and iTunes. The band, consisting of Tim Biggs (drums, vocals) Andrea Johnson (keyboards, vocals) Michael Johnson (lead guitar, vocals) Dick Rachell (bass, vocals) and Nick Winkeler (rhythm guitar, vocals,) wrote or co-wrote all the songs on the album.

The Flat Broke Band has been in existence since 1997. The name mirrors the band member's wallets. "We were sitting around trying to come up with a band name, when someone said, 'hey, were always flat broke,' and the rest is history." says drummer Tim Biggs. The band appears regularly around the St. Louis metro east area, playing a mix of covers and originals, and they have a loyal following affectionately known as "Flat Heads".

The Flat Broke Band was formed by Jeff Kopsic & Tim Biggs. In the winter of 1997, Jason Eickelman joined the band. In March of 1998, Flat Broke played their first gig. After two other lead guitarists, Jeff Davis & Jim Riddle left, Jake Gutzler came aboard in late 1999. In 2003, Jeff Kopsic and Jason Eickelman left the band. Dick Rachell (Bass), and Nick Winkeler (Rhythm Guitar) joined the band. Jake left the band at the end of October 2004. Michael Johnson became Flat Broke's new lead guitarist. Michael brings over 20 years of playing experience to the band. In January, 2006, Michael's wife, Andrea "Ani" Johnson, joined as the newest member.

The band broke up in mid-2007 after several members moved away. Always remember their motto, though: "It's Not Just A Name, It's A Way Of Life."

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