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Vincent Fults

Indianapolis

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Vincent Fults began playing guitar at the age of 12. After his older brother gave him a guitar, his stepbrother, a bassist, taught him how to play a few Black Sabbath riffs.
He then immersed himself in music and studied blues artists such as Muddy Waters, Albert King, and B.B. King; 1950s rock ‘n’ roll artists such as Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, and Duane Eddy; the psychedelic 1960s music of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles; the 1970s music of KISS, The Allman Brothers Band, and Lynyrd Skynyrd; the 1980s classical influenced metal of Randy Rhoads; and the country artists that his father listened to such as Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.
Vincent formed the Blue Earth Skeletons in 2000 to perform a Jimi Hendrix tribute show on the 30th anniversary of Hendrix’s passing. He occasionally performed original music under the Blue Earth Skeletons band name over the next several years, but the band’s first show would eventually lead to him meeting Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys bassist, Billy Cox in 2007.
In 2009, the Blue Earth Skeletons performed a second Jimi Hendrix tribute show in Indianapolis with Billy Cox and his band, which included Kenny Olson, formerly of Kid Rock, as a special guest. Cox invited Fults to perform at his induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame Museum in Nashville, along with Kenny Olson, and drummer Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble. Fults would also perform as a member of Billy Cox’s New Band of Gypsys at his induction into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
In 2010, the Blue Earth Skeletons had the honor of performing as the backing band for 1950s legends Marshall Lytle of Bill Haley’s Comets, and Diamond Dave Somerville of The Diamonds in Indianapolis. In 2012, Fults played pedal steel in Dane Clark’s video for CMT “Dream Stealin’ Town,” which won a Telly Award in 2013.
Currently, Fults is writing, performing, producing, and mixing a Blue Earth Skeletons record, planning an album release show in 2017, and teaching guitar, bass, and pedal steel in Indianapolis.