Born and raised in Iowa, singer Jimmy Enos, the fearless leader of the Goosebumps, came onto the Des Moines music scene by performing at jam sessions at the legendary club, Blues on Grand. He has lived with a debilitating stutter his whole life, but it magically disappears when he sings. Jimmy was often misjudged due to the persistent impediment and he spent many years struggling to be recognized as the intelligent and compassionate human that he is. The stuttering, exacerbated by a crippling addiction to alcohol and drugs, would have defeated most people, but Jimmy took hold of his destiny and prescribed himself rehab on, of all places, a chicken farm. He emerged from that experience spiritually motivated and ready to share his passion, love, and talent with the world. Jimmy’s songwriting springs from his honest and open acceptance of his past, his awareness of what every new day brings, and his optimism and excitement for the future. At first listen, the songs may seem simple, but they sneak up on you with their deceptive complexity, leaving you wanting more. These songs create a flexible structure on which the Goosebumps can build the layers of improvisation for which they have come to be known. Jimmy cites his musical influences as Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, Ben E. King, Randy Newman and Tom Waits.
Guitarist, producer, and songwriter Matt Cullen hails from Massachusetts. As a teenager, he got a taste of the music scene by working as a roadie for other bands and began playing in his own band at local clubs, in the early ‘80s. Matt was signed to record labels, big and small, as a member of the bands Square One, The Sighs, and Ware River Club. The Sighs landed a major label record deal with Charisma/Virgin and went on to promote their debut record on the road, sharing the stage with bands such as Gin Blossoms, dada, and Spin Doctors. For many years Matt worked as a “for hire” guitarist, playing with, among others, Kevin Salem, Another Girl and Lloyd Cole. With Cole he toured Europe extensively, as well as Australia and New Zealand. Matt’s work in the studio, as producer, guitarist or guitar tech has given him the opportunity to work with some of his heroes, including members of NRBQ, Paul Westerberg, T-Bone Wolk, Felix Pappalardi and Mick Ronson. Matt released a solo record in 2007 called The Humming Field. Since moving to Iowa in 2010, he has played with lowa heroes Dave Zollo and Brother Trucker. He joined the Goosebumps in 2016 and proudly produced their record, Clocktower and Broken Heart. Among his countless influences Matt names George Harrison, Lindsey Buckingham and Mike Campbell.