Delivering party-hearty, street-smart boogie rock in the classic Southern manner, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin was one of the primary solo projects from singer, guitarist, and songwriter Baird, best known as the leader of the Georgia Satellites. Baird formed the Georgia Satellites in 1980, and in 1986 the group -- Baird and Rick Richards on vocals and guitar, Rick Price on bass, and Mauro Magellan on drums -- landed a deal with Elektra Records. Their self-titled debut album became a hit in the wake of the chart singles "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" and "Battleship Chains." While the Satellites earned a reputation as a great live band, their next two albums, 1988's Open All Night and 1989's In the Land of Salvation and Sin, were commercial disappointments, and by 1990 the band called it quits.
In 1991, Baird signed with Rick Rubin's Def American label and released his solo debut, Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired. The tune "I Love You Period" earned solid airplay on radio and MTV. However, there was a long layoff before the follow-up arrived, 1996's Buffalo Nickel, and the album suffered poor sales due to a lack of proper promotion. After cutting ties with Def American, Baird followed the independent route while also working with several side projects (including the Yayhoos and the Sofa Kings) and producing other artists. In 2005, Baird introduced his new band, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, which featured Baird on lead vocals and guitar, Warner E. Hodges (formerly of Jason & the Scorchers) on guitar, Micke Nilsson (formerly with Bonafide) on bass, and Mauro Magellan (one of Baird's Georgia Satellites bandmates) on drums.
Dan Baird & Homemade Sin made their recording debut with the album Feels So Good, released on Baird's own Jerkin' Crocus label, and a live album, Feels So Good 2, followed later in 2005. The group soon became a significant draw in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Sweden, while attracting a smaller but similarly enthusiastic fan base in the United States. Baird and his bandmates continued to release studio albums -- among them 2008's Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, 2013's Circus Life, 2015's Get Loud, and 2017's Rollercoaster -- as well as a steady stream of live discs that captured their on-stage sizzle and swagger, all drawn from their frequent tours of Sweden and the U.K. ~ Mark Deming