Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
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#18 on the Freeform American Roots chart for January 2016
Ranked #2 in The Triangle’s 25 best albums of 2015 by The Independent Weekly
“Her sound is a sneering fusion of punk-rock autonomy and say-it-like-it-is country from the classic era, paired with a timeless vocal warble and tons of attitude. Honest to a fault and as foul-mouthed as a drunken sailor, she’s a nonconforming spitfire” ~ Rolling Stone
Even when it seems the whole world is going to hell, Shook and company send the message that you can make it through even if the only thing keeping your chin up is a whiskey bottle and classic country on the jukebox. – Wide Open Country
“Sarah Shook & the Disarmers are creating a special brand of country music. It’s raw and unique yet fans of the genre will feel right at home. All of the typical, hard-country adjectives apply: edgy, gritty, dark, whiskey-soaked, restless. But they don’t do the band justice.” ~ Auntie Bellum Magazine
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 Sarah’s plaintive vocals are lead guitarist Eric Peterson (Flat Duo Jets, the dB’s, 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.