The Dirt Daubers are an American Old-time trio. They are inspired by blues and other traditional Southern music genres. The group formed in Paducah, Kentucky in 2009. The frontman for the band is J.D. Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers. Their self-titled debut album was released on October 13, 2009, on Arkam Records. The album notes also give performance credits to Jamie Barrier and Katie Barrier, both of The Pine Hill Haints. The group first performed at London's Raindance Film Festival, where Wilkes was showing his documentary film, Seven Signs. In the audience for that performance was Les Claypool of Primus, who approved and gave the group further confidence to continue performing and recording. In June 2010, Hendrickson left to concentrate more on his job as a blacksmith, and the band performed two shows in Tennessee with Legendary Shack Shakers member/producer Mark Robertson on stand-up bass.