Laying down the backbeat for the notorious, genre-defying Twisted Brown Trucker Band for the past 17 years, STEFANIE EULINBERG has seen and experienced it all...and we're not just talking 'bout music! For each and every gig, the backing band for Detroit's hometown hero performs a symposium of American roots music, demonstrating it's evolution from blues, soul, gospel, country, funk, rock, and rap. PC pundits be damned, middle America's no-holds- barred, tell it like it is, Bob Ritchie (aka, Kid Rock) offers up a lush tapestry of the great melting pot.
Along with Jimmie Bones (keys) and Aaron Julison (bass), Stef creates one of the most energetic, swinging rhythm sections making live magic happen night after night. The demanding repertoire and itinerary keep Stef focused and motivated to deliver her trademark high-voltage, hard-hitting, bombastic beat-downs that lay the groundwork for the always-amped up Redneck James Brown. To be the drummer for Kid Rock, you need more than chops; Stef brings RNR attitude, style, and a swagger that supplements the big-top revival, traveling circus that creeps through the backwoods and blue-line tributaries of Americana.
Not a bad gig for a "chick" to land, but like most accomplished artists, Stef spent her formative years cutting her teeth and paying her dues. Hotel bars, cruise ships, prisons: Stef played them all, performing pop covers for anyone willing to listen...and pay. Those who have worked with her know: being handpicked by The Kid wasn't some token selection Being black and a woman marks percussionists as unique, but at the end of the day you gotta bring it--and how she's shined! Needless to say, Stef don't "hit like a girl!"
To say she's "one of the guys" is an understatement; Stef's a card-carrying member of the TBTB--one of the baddest collectives around. When not performing with her brotherhood, she composes commercial jingles, dabbles in sound design, and writes soundtracks for film adaptation--a lifelong passion. A collaboration with writer, Rayya Elias, is in the works, as her memoir, Harley Loco, is being shopped to premium cable for development and distribution.