Hard acoustic roots music from a life lived in loud proportions.
Pulp Americana....hard acoustic roots music for your inner grifter
My mission is to create original hard acoustic roots music that people can dance to—what we call Pulp Americana. By this we mean a modern interpretation of roots music, in which we focus on songwriting, harmonies, acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos, drums, bass, washboards, bodhrans, resonators, and concertinas. Our music is an amalgamation of genres, drawing from old timey, blues, polka, jazz, vaudeville, rock & roll, and country. This style of agglomeration music has a rawness and vitality reminiscent of early 1920-40s blues and dancehall music (e.g., Charlie Patton, Howard Armstrong, Yank Rachel, Woody Guthrie) as filtered through a dissonant alternative rock lens (e.g., Wilco, Civil Wars, Tom Waits). Three traditional elements define our music: humor-tragedy—we write original songs with pointed lyrics, funny and sad, driven by vibrant rhythms, confident vocals, and three part harmony, tension-release—we arrange songs to be flexible so we can adapt in dynamics and rigidity to create the sensation of conflict and resolution, and male-female voice— with male and female lead vocalists our material is written and performed to capture the range of emotional expression. We have fun too.
March 26, 2013
/ Yer WYO Mtn Blues in Memphis 2013
Yer Wyoming Mtn Blues in Memphis
J Shogren Shanghai’d at the IBC 201...
March 05, 2013
/ long gone and back
hello there...I have not been using this site too much since seems like everyone these days is on Fa...
||“Bird Bones & Muscle”
April 4, 2011
Next Week @ the Union
Sad songs of spring