Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Alice Cooper, Miles Davis and Alex Harvey have inspired Skid Baxter, the brainchild of Vinnie Salvatore. Vinnie 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.
Update - October 2020
Now that daily routines have been disrupted in ways never quite imagined, people everywhere seek alternate forms of musical entertainment to escape the bombardment of pop culture noise.
Some of those people will be happy to learn that new Skid Baxter music is on the horizon, in addition to long-overdue reissues and tidbits lurking around in the Urban Beef Market Records vault.
Also in the works is a collaboration with West Virginia artist, Aric Slater, plus an exciting new music-related project - both to be announced soon.
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."