Tin Shack Kings is a name that has been with singer/songwriter Matt Phipps for a while. It was the name of a duet with singer/songwriter and violinist Joe Khoroosi in the late 2000’s, and then later revived for many years with singer/songwriter and mandolin player Mark Mertsoc and the band played with various musicians over the years within the Folk, Americana and Bluegrass genres. Later, the band resolved to Matt Phipps, and current members Peter Vanags and Lori Fox to create the current “Tin Shack Stringband”.
The band is active in the North County San Diego local music scene with concerts and private events. We are working towards recording an album of original and cover music, and getting more regular shows. We are also interested in aquiring more band members and expanding the project as a whole.