Stuff About Skid
the brainchild of musician/composer/author/home-brewer Vinnie Salvatore.
Vinnie Salvatore is a guitarist with Rat Bastard Syndicate, a skull-crushing rock band from Columbus, Ohio featuring Steve Theado (guitar & vocals), Lennard James (bass & vocals) and Keith Pickens (drums). Theado, Pickens and Salvatore are former members of the mighty American Dog.
Vinnie recorded and toured with American Dog during the final years of the band (2013 - 2015) and appears on their 7th studio album, Neanderthal (2014), as well as the 2 disk best-of / live, Unfinished Business (2017). In 2014 American Dog toured in support of 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 legendary American hard rock band fronted by Eric Moore, in which Vinnie juggled both guitarand 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 - January 2019
Rat Bastard Syndicate will be releasing their 4th album soon, the follow up to last year's blistering collection of gritty hard rock tunes, Reinforce. Meanwhile, 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.
Please stay tuned!