Purple kniF plays Maximum Surf & Twang – all-instrumental surf/hot rod/juvenile delinquent rock ‘n’ roll. They are: Baker Rorick (red bass guitar), Ted Lawrence (blue lead guitar), Johnny Teagle (orange lead guitar) and Doug Wygal (champagne sparkle drums). The band shares a love of cool vintage music and collectible instruments. Rorick hosts the yearly Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase at the Bearsville Theater; Teagle is the author of The Fender Amps Book – The First 50 Years – and a former columnist for Vintage Guitar magazine; Wygal is owner of Rocket Number 9 record store in Kingston, a consultant (and former V.P. of A&R) to Sony Music – an avid vintage drum collector, and his drumming credits include The Individuals, Paul Collins Beat, The Wygals, and Beat Rodeo to name a few; Lawrence own Stockade Guitars in Kingston, NY and was a founding member of NYC instro bands, The Supertones and The HumanTornados.