At first I thought it was a joke. Al Caldwell and the Travelin Black Hillbillys. C'mon, it really does sound like a terrible idea - especially with songs like "Spankalisious!" and "Hump and Hollar".
Even more interesting is that Caldwell plays an 11 string bass. No joke. Just check out these pics.
And even sweeter than that: Al plays in Vanessa Williams' band. Mmm mmm! That's what I'm talking about. He's one lucky dude.