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The Countdown Quartet

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  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s


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The Countdown Quartet are something of a North Carolina indie supergroup, including past and present members of the Tonebenders, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and far less-known quantities like Six String Drag, Knockdown Society, and Ultra Fox. Formed by trombonist Dave Wright and bassist Steve Grothmann of the Tonebenders when that band broke up, they play good-natured soul-funk, both instrumental and vocal, sometimes with a pronounced New Orleans R&B feel. Their self-titled 1999 debut was followed in early 2001 by Party With!