The core of IT&TCs is Sarah Todd and David Franz, a cross-genre duo out of Ojai, CA. Their particular combination of soul, blues, and rock makes you feel like a plant that’s just been watered…with whisky: sated and saucy, all on a sultry night.
With little patience for ersatz world-weariness, Todd’s enthusiasm and insistence on keeping things real, casting the ego aside in service to the sound, and growing in self-discovery is, nowadays, refreshing and unique. Franz, a celebrated musical polymath, owns and operates “Underground Sun,” the label which shot singer Iyeoka to fame. His long experience as a session multi-instrumentalist and producer helps sculpt and refine the shapes of the songs.
For its debut EP Fire, Iggy T has attracted some formidable, heavy-hitting talent to be its Crazymakers. Karl Hunter of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (sax), Matthew Cheadle (guitar), and Scott Fegette (bass), were each drawn to the sound, and informal sessions quickly became a formal studio situation. Their LP is currently in production and will be released on Underground Sun Records.