Model Citizen is a sonic Rock’n’Roll juggernaut from Birmingham who redefines the slogan “Alabama Power”! All three members took to music early: Matt Patton (guitar, vocals), Mike Gaut (drums), and Ronnie Lee Gipson (bass) have logged a combined 40-plus years of playing experience and hearing loss. For over a decade the band’s infectious enthusiam and dedication to their craft has been on display at each of their many gigs throughout the Southeast. Wailin’ guitar, thunderclap bass and pounding drums, Model Citizen is Rock’n’Roll boiled down to its pure essence. Some would say they are “The South’s Best Kept Secret!”. They’re dead right!
Model Citizen’s unique filtering of modern and classic influences lends them credence with diverse audiences. A “typical” fan’s taste ranges anywhere from garage rock to indie rock, punk, classic rock, soul and beyond. The band has played with a wide range of rock illuminati such as the Catheters, Sebadoh, the Dead Kennedys, the Fleshtones, James Hall and the Pleasure Club, Reverend Horton Heat, the U.K. Subs, Monsieur Jeffrey Evans, the Woggles, Dan Sartain, The Black Lips, Tyler Keith, The Close, Monotonix, Paul “Wine” Jones, The Mr.T Experience, Hans Condor, Slowride, The Immortal Lee County Killers and Roger McGuinn.