Stuff About Skid
the brainchild of musician/composer/author/home-brewer Vinnie Salvatore.
Vinnie Salvatore is a guitarist from Pittsburgh, PA, most recently with the Columbus, Ohio-based hard rock band, Rat Bastard Syndicate (since 2016), featuring Steve Theado and Keith Pickens. Theado, Pickens and Salvatore are former members of American Dog.
Vinnie recorded and toured with American Dog during the final years of the band and appears on Neanderthal (2014) and Unfinished Business (2017). American Dog toured to support Neanderthal throughout the United States with Tesla and The Vegabonds - and Europe with Blue Coupe, Lez Zeppelin and Skinny Molly.
From 2009 to 2013, he recorded and toured with The Godz, the American hard rock band fronted by the legendary Eric Moore, in which Vinnie juggled both guitar and bass guitar duties. In 2012 The Godz released a brand-new studio album, Last of the Outlaws. Salvatore was also a guitarist for Planet 9 during 2012 and 2013 to help the band meet its touring obligations while Ron Zingaro was on hiatus, including dates with American Dog.
SKID BAXTER NEWS
The writing of music is a never-ending process, kind of like eating and sleeping, thereby making an album of new Skid Baxter music that much closer to becoming a reality. Asked about what people should expect, Mr. Baxter stated "hopefully, people will think something completely different after hearing it than what they thought before they heard it." The issue of course is making time to record it and generating enough money to pay for it all without resorting to crowd funding.
UPDATE - May 2020
Plans for new Skid Baxter material have been in motion for quite some time, and now it looks like we will finally see (hear) something in the not-too-distant future. Other priorities include the much talked about re-issue of Highway to Corn and Peanut Hell and other tidbits lurking in the vault. There is much work to be done. Given the current crisis and the fact it doesn't appear I'll be going on the road anytime soon, there is plenty of time to do it. People need to be entertained, now more than ever!
Please stay tuned!