Thick Modine is a high energy trio blending soul, funk, blues and punk into their own form of rock and roll. Born out of bad taste and Van Halen jokes in a barn in rural North Carolina, Alex Norris and Martin Pitts forged a longstanding musical tragedy. False starts took their toll time and time again as they toiled for five years, without an official name. The current form came together in 2013 with Maverick Raber on bass under the name Thick Modine--a humorous homage to the music that inspires their Blues-based sound, as well as a nod to a very attitudinal neighbor. Based in Raleigh, NC, Thick Modine continues to broaden on a form of rock and roll that melds the swampy funk and growl of southern rock with the raw truth that is the essence of the blues, often with a hint of the ragged, seat-of-the-pants spontaneity that defined early punk.