SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers is a country band with a sneer, a bite, and no apologies. Shook’s original songs take on relationships gone wrong, bad decisions, cruel ironies, and excessive alcohol consumption for damn good reasons. Songs with self-explanatory self-deprecation, “Fuck Up”, tangled in with a portrayal of a doomed relationship dripping with sarcasm,”The Nail”, are bastioned by the subtleties of a bar patron considering taking a chance on a stranger in title track, “Sidelong”.
When Shook’s first band, Sarah Shook & The Devil, broke up after a solid three year plus run, Shook and her guitarist, Eric Peterson, continued to meet, practice, and plan. In late 2013 they put together brief stint called The Dirty Hands which ended after a handful of shows. The project they were looking for soon arrived with the addition of former Two Dollar Pistols’ frontman, John Howie Jr., as drummer. The band will be releasing their sophomore album Years in April 2018.
THE LONG ODDS
Way back in 2014 a new band rose from the Ashes of Minneapolis based alt-country band Western Fifth. Former members Jason Streitz, Tim Heinlein, and Jonas Lader, along with Missy Heinlein and Jimmy Rogers formed The Long Odds. While playing bass in several bands spanning over two decades, Streitz quietly wrote country, bluegrass and folk songs in his spare time. These songs, along with a handful of new tunes would become the foundation for the band.