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2011
| SG 001
$12.00

No Lie

Sanctified Grumblers

SELF-RELEASED DEBUT CD

Sanctified Grumblers write and play acoustic music in the vein of the old blues, jug band, and old timey traditions with a sprinkling of New Orleans rhythms.

Full Description

Sanctified Grumblers write and play acoustic music in the vein of the old blues, jug band, and old timey traditions with a sprinkling of New Orleans rhythms. The trio was formed by Chicago musicians Rick Cookin’ Sherry, founder of Devil in a Woodpile and uber-picker Eric Noden. Their music succeeds in the challenge of combining the sounds of music’s pre-electric past with the narration of modern universal themes; tales of love, communication break-downs, and good time grooves.

Between Noden and Sherry, Sanctified Grumblers’ sound is formed from a mesh of finger picking resonator guitar, washboard, harmonica, 6-string banjo, and clarinet. The trio’s third musical leg is alternated between the dog-house bass of Texas ex-patriot Beau Sample and the sousaphone of Mike Hogg.

Special guests include Jim Becker (Califone and Iron & Wine) as well as Jazz drummer/composer Mike Reed. Tom V. Ray ( original bassist of Devil in a Woodpile and The Bottle Rockets, currently with Neko Case) plays banjo and uke on the CD and contributed 2 of his own tunes to the project.

Short Description
No Lie
  • The resulting songs mix the same manic style of 1930s jug band music, old-country and early jazz filtered through the lens of two modern songwriters, creating the good-time sonic ruckus of Sanctified Grumblers.

    — Herald Palladium
  • Their music succeeds in the challenge of combining the sounds of music’s pre-electric past with the narration of modern universal themes; tales of love, communication break-downs, and good time grooves.

    — TribLocal Evanston
  • Tales of boozin', ramblin', grindin' stumps, bein' mean, bein' treated mean, sawin' logs, more boozin' and many other appropriately apostrophed acts of rural, old-timey blues badassery make up No Lie. In short, this is a band to vie for the late-night set on the front porch in busker heaven.

    — The Shepherd Express

Track List

  • 1. Stump Grinder
  • 2. Mean To My Baby
  • 3. 9 Bar
  • 4. Broke & Dead
  • 5. Gary Went to New Orleans
  • 6. Jailbird Lovesong
  • 7. EZ Ridin' Grumblers
  • 8. Break of Day
  • 9. Stain on a Wall
  • 10. Push Reel
  • 11. Keep Your Porchlight Low
  • 12. St Louie Zoo
  • 13. I Hate You Gin
  • 14. SG Blues
  • 15. Ramblin' Ramblin' Ramblin'
  • 16. No Lie
  • 17. Sawin' Logs

On Tour

Sep
06
2015

@ Hideout Riverwalk
Chicago, IL

Sep
08
2015

@ Hideout Riverwalk (5:30)
Chicago, IL

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