Formed in 2011 by Cody Canada, the former lead vocalist and guitarist for Cross Canadian Ragweed after the band broke up in 2010. He was joined by former Ragweed bass guitar player Jeremy Plato, Texas blues rocker Seth James on guitar and co-lead vocals along with drummer Dave Bowen and Steve Littleton on keyboard. The band currently consists of Canada (guitars and vocals), Plato (bass guitar and vocals), and drummer Eric Hansen.
Thirteen years can put a hell of a lot of wear and tear on even the hardiest of rock ’n’ roll bands. But don’t be fooled by all those hundreds of thousands of miles on Micky & the Motorcars’ odometer: pop the hood of Hearts From Above, the long-running Austin band’s seventh album, and you’ll find a brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good to run for at least as many more miles still ahead. And behind the wheel? Two brothers and founding members Micky Braun (lead vocals and guitar) and Gary Braun (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals) invigorated and supercharged by a transfusion of new blood from fresh recruits Josh Owen (lead guitar/pedal steel), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums). Micky and Gary, who by their own admission, haven’t been this fired up about playing together since they first rode south from the Whitecloud Mountains of Idaho to stake their claim to the Texas and wider Americana music scenes.