Hey, y'all I'm, Ty Manning. I like to write songs & sing'em for people. I've been doing that for a looooong time & I LOVE IT! I was born in Waycross, Ga., I live & teach High School Art in Madison, Ga., but I still call Athens, Ga. home. For the last 8 years I've been one of the frontmen of a band called THE BEARFOOT HOOKERS. We've had a pretty good run; 1,000+ shows, 3 full length/original albums, have had songs on 3 Athfest CDs, have won 2 Flagpole Music Awards, & have even been on CNN pickin' & a grinnin' at a Crop Mob! (look it up. It's a country-hippie thang!) Our sound is kinda like… If Ace Frehley from KISS sat in with the Rolling Stones and did a Hank Jr. tune. OOH YEAH!!!! We actually call what we do "Beer Drinkin' Gospel". Our claim to fame is breaking beer sale records in most of the bars we play. I think the line from my song "I'd Rather 2 Step than 12 Step" sums up what we do best:
"For over 1/2 my life I've been drinkin' more than most
I'm the 1st to belly up, the 1st to raise a toast
cuz I'm a drinkin' song and dance man, i roam from town to town
fill the bars up with people, then shut them suckers down!"
I've been called an idiot, a drunk, dreamer, a life coach, the Capt'n of the party, & hell... even a ninja, but no matter what anybody say, What i do usually causes a good time!
To sum it all up, I'm a Storyteller Weirdo so slip on your drainkin' boots and come listen!