Fair To Midland

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F air to Midland is an American art rock band formed in 1998, consisting of Darroh Sudderth (vocals), Cliff Campbell (guitar), Jon Dicken (bass), Brett Stowers (drums) and Matt Langley (keyboards). According to the band's official website, their name comes from "...an old Texan play on the term 'fair to middling'." The group has released two independent albums, one studio album and an EP. Live at Coachella 2007 the band performed a live improvisational version of their song "Walls of Jericho" featuring the guest vocals of Serj Tankian. The band has toured with Serj Tankian, Dir en grey, Flyleaf, Wednesday 13, The 69 Eyes, As I Lay Dying, Chevelle, and 10 Years.

Fair to Midland was formed in 1998 by friends Darroh Sudderth (real name, Andrew) and Cliff Campbell. After their independent debut album in late 2001, The Carbon Copy Silver Lining, original drummer Jason Pintler left the band and current percussionist Brett Stowers took over the drums. For their second album, inter.funda.stifle, Matt Langley joined the band. He had previously played keyboards on The Carbon Copy Silver Lining. inter.funda.stifle was released in 2004. The album and the shows promoting it caused the band to get noticed by Serj Tankian, who signed them to his Serjical Strike label in 2006. The Drawn and Quartered EP was soon released, featuring interviews with the band, songs from inter.funda.stifle and live recordings. Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True, Fair To Midland's major label debut, was released in June 2007. The band chose to re-record many of the songs from inter.funda.stifle which they felt could benefit from the bigger production values. A short re-release of their album inter.funda.stifle was available via the band's website in September 2009. The first 100 buyers obtained signed copies.

Fair To Midland is currently touring the USA with 10 years, Saving Abel, and The American Plague. In June 2008, they will once again team up with Serj Tankian and tour parts of Europe (Germany, mostly) promoting Fables From A Mayfly. They are set to perform at both Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, two notable concert events, in June 2008.

Fair to Midland were the winners of the 2007 and 2008 Dallas Observer Music Award in the Best Metal category.

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