Mary Battiata & Little Pink is the ongoing alt-country, Country, Americana,twang-folk-pop project of singer-songwriter Mary Battiata (pronounced Bat-tea-ah-ta – it’s Italian). The band name is an homage to The Band’s Music From Big Pink. Other influences: Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Hazel Dickens, George Jones, the Feelies, Aftermath and Flowers, to name a few.
Joe Baxter is a long-suffering, little-known, hometown, pre-Americana, redneck, short-haired, red-faced, irreverent, irresponsible, quirkily well-read, bombastic yet insightful, mouth-breathing, loud-laughing, dog-loving, nap-taking, no-workin’, fish-catching, backroad-driving, liberal, Okie songwriter. The Lost Cause has been Joe’s band since the first configuration for the Grape Ranch Stage at The Woody Guthrie Free Folk Festival in 2006.