"Duck Dynasty" member releases EP
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
– Uncle Si Robertson "Duck Dynasty" fame will release an EP with his band Uncle Si & the Sicotics on Cold River Records on Dec. 15.
The collection is the brainchild of Uncle Si, his daughter-in-law Marsha Robertson and Bridgette Tatum, writer of Jason Aldean's number one hit "She's Country." The disc is a mixture of country, hip hop, rock and Southern gospel.
"It's the music we were all raised on from back-porch picking to roadhouse guitar riffs," said Tatum, who produced and co-wrote the project with Uncle Si and Robertson along with being an integral part of the trio. "It is music that tells a story about family, faith and fun."
"We got a band, Randy - what we needs now is a payin' gig," said Uncle Si, making a hysterical reference to the 1996 Billy Bob Thornton movie "Sling Blade."
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Uncle Si was born Silas Merritt Robertson. He and his brother, Phil, are the bearded patriarchs of the family behind the Duck Commander brand, a company specializing in the sale of hunting gear and the companion reality series on A&E "Duck Dynasty."
Uncle Si & The Sicotics formed in late 2016. The first song Tatum wrote with Uncle Si and Robertson was inspired by her allergy to duck feathers.
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