Slim Cessna’s Auto Club is an American country music band, originally formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado. The constant in the band has been Slim Cessna, formerly a member of The Denver Gentlemen along with David Eugene Edwards and Jeffery-Paul of 16 Horsepower. Jay Munly (often credited as “Munly Munly”) is also a key member of the current lineup of the band. In addition to contributing songwriting, vocals, and banjo, he also serves as a sidekick to Cessna on stage.
Their music includes elements of country blues, Southern gospel, gothabilly and other forms loosely grouped as Americana or alternative country. The Auto Club is sometimes labeled “country Gothic” due to the juxtaposition of apocalyptic religious imagery with stories of alcohol, violence, and relationships gone awry.
The other current members are Lord Dwight Pentacost, Danny Pants (Daniel Grandbois), The Peeler (Todd Moore), and Rebecca Vera. Former members of note are John Rumley (who also crafted many of the stringed instruments used), producer Robert Ferbrache, Ordy Garrison, Jon Killough (who also did the artwork for the 2005 live CD Jesus Let Me Down and “Buried Behind the Barn”), Shane Trost, Whiff (Steve) Cessna, Caleb Roberts, Frank Hauser Jr., Gregory Garcia Jr., Judith Ann Winters, Tim Maher, Reverend Glasseye, and Chadzilla (Chad Johnson).
In March 2008, the band released their fourth studio album, titled Cipher, on Alternative Tentacles Records. Cipher was recorded and produced by Robert Ferbrache in Westminster, Colorado.
Their fifth studio album, Unentitled, was released in March 2011.
April 2013 saw the release of “SCAC 102 An Introduction For Young And Old Europe” on Germany’s Glitterhouse Records, which included a selection of fifteen songs from their studio albums (“Always Say Please & Thank You” and later). Five of the songs were re-recorded for this release. “SCAC 102” also included a live performance DVD which was filmed in April 2012 at the Lion’s Lair Tavern in Denver, Colorado (produced by Nick Hansen-MacDonald and Trinocular Films).