Mean .44s play American music, rooted in high-energy Chicago blues, Hill Country Blues, Rockabilly, and Traditional Country. The band was born of a desire to find commonality among these distinct genres, with a focus on live performance characterized by heavy slide guitar, a swinging upright bass, and a driving back beat. Based in Houston, Texas, Mean .44s are Johnson Sutherland, Charlie San Miguel, and William vonReichbauer.