When I was 15, my guitar teacher introduced me to the Reverend Horton Heat, a Texas Psychobilly outfit that has toured incessantly over the US for two decades. They had the greased back hair and flame decals typical of rockabilly culture, but their sound was way more diverse than anything I had heard from that genre, or any other band at that time, and I spent many a work shift with the Reverend cranked in my head phones. A year later, I had a backstage pass at Wakarusa Music Festival, when it was still in Kansas, and I got to photograph and meet them. They are entertainers to the fullest; their style, music, and visual show all blend into a cohesive package that I really admire in a band. This Friday, they rolled through Columbia as they do every year, and I somehow got clear pictures despite the fact that I was very much celebrating The Rev's motto, "It's Martini Time."