Session BBS 7: Sarah Shook & The Disarmers w/ The Trongone Band<- Back
October 05, 2018
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers is an old school outlaw country/Americana band with punk tendencies. They are known for killer lyrics and the amazing musicianship of the Disarmers - backing up Sarahs plaintive vocals are lead guitarist Eric Peterson (Flat Duo Jets, the dBs, Matthew Sweet, more); stand up bass player Aaron Oliva (Caitlyn Cary, Nikki Lane); and incomparable pedal steel guitarist Phil Sullivan.
In 2017, the band signed with Bloodshot Records and toured cross country in promotion of their debut album, Sidelong' - dropped April 28th via CD, vinyl LP, and digital. April 2018 will be the release of her Sophomore effort "Years", which has already been getting rapid pre-sales.
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers have performed at Nelsonville, Savannah Stopover, American Music Festival (Chicago), Shakori Hills, Reverb Fest, Humboldt Hoedown, and is slotted to play Pilgrimage Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Muddy roots, and many more, She had an Official Showcase at SXSW and AMA, followed by a very successful first West Coast tour, in which they did a live KEXP taping. They will also be doing their first Scandinavian tour in the summer of 2018.
Hailing from Richmond, VA, The Trongone Band is touring in support of their 2017 debut album, Keys to the House, released on Harmonized Records. With a sound that Paste Magazine likens to the freak-outs of My Morning Jacket with the Muscle Shoals-inspired Leslie speakers and The Bands narrative storytelling, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the Southern Rock n Soul and Americana scenes.
Formed by brothers Andrew and Johnny Trongone with father John Sr on bass, The Trongone Band (tron-GO-knee) has grown from a family affair, playing a weekly sold out residency at Richmonds Cary Street Cafe, to a full on touring machine with the addition of keyboardist Ben Wolfe White and bassist Todd Herrington. In the words of Live for Live Music, the quartet has come together to create an old-school and all-in-the-family sound reminiscent of the Allman Brothers while still keeping it fresh with their cutting edge original compositions that also infuse funk and blues into the mix.
Keeping with the homegrown vibe, the band nestled into the woods outside of RVA, tapping into Montrose Recordings Flickinger console, one of only seven remaining in the world. Known as the console that revolutionized the recording industry in the 60s & 70s, the Flickinger provided the warm sounds that turned into Keys to the House and brought to life what MusicFestNews described as imagery of boxcar drifters, rolling hills and dirt roads that are easy to close your eyes and get lost in.
Summer and Fall of 2017 saw The Trongone Band taking Keys to the House on the road while touring in support of Americana stalwarts Reckless Kelly, American Aquarium and Cris Jacobs. Having graced the stages of Virginias Roosterwalk, Tennessees Riverbend Music Festival, Floridas Riverhawk Festival, West Virginias Deep Roots Mountain Revival and The Allman Brothers Peach Festival, the band is primed for a busy 2018 festival season. This four-piece ensemble may not all be related, but with a chemistry so emphatically discernible, it's fair to call them brothers.