With his peculiar banjo playing, the deep pounding notes of his basspedal, brief kazoo solos, and a distinct vocal delivery, ex-cabbie and punk rock scoundrel Dad Horse Ottn (aka The Dad Horse Experience) has gone from stumbling through a hard and sinful life to picking himself up and pushing on towards redemption, with little more than a banjo in his hands, a bass pedal at his feet and a message on his tongue. A gospel preaching, banjo plucking outsider artist from Bremen, Northern Germany who howls "turn the shit into gold!" as his saving grace. Described as "Dark Roots" and "Outlaw Gospel", Ottn himself calls it Kellergospel, explaining that this is not the Gospel you would hear in the churches but the gospel to be howled in the dark and lonesome basements, the places where the light is most desperately needed.
Since 2008 The Dad Horse Experience has released two albums, an EP, four vinyl singles and a live-12", and contributed to several compilations all over the world. His constant touring has taken him to most corners of the world including Europe, Russia, Australia and the United States. Along with countless club shows between Melbourne, Memphis & Madrid he has played several international festival over the past 3 years including the Muddy Roots Music Festivals (Tennessee, USA & Belgium), the International Bluegrass Festival (Yekaterinburg, Russia), the Mona Foma Festival (Tasmania) & the Falls Art & Music Festival (Victoria, Australia).