Steve Earle

It was rad to play with Steve Earle in Chicago last week. I was like, “Can I take a picture with you, is that lame?” He was like, “No man, it’s totally cool, I have a picture of me with Willie Nelson in my phone right now.”  Looking forward to crossing paths again…
Al with Steve

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In the Woods – Barn Session

In the Woods Festival in the UK is an enchanted confluence of musicians, sculpture, video installation, camping, and community meals. We were so stoked to be part of its 10th anniversary! Thanks to Hinako, Joel, and Gus from alt-J for inviting us into this special community of beautiful creative music lovers! Here’s us ripping Pennsylvania Turnpike in a Barn Session.

 

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Winter Slumber 2017

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It’s time for our annual Winter residency at the Empty Bottle in Chicago! 5 years running this is one of our favorite traditions!

 


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Year End Press Round Up!

Got a bunch of nice press this year. Thought we’d look back on some kind words…


Chicago Reader

Al Scorch Chicago Reader Roots Music ArticleAl Scorch plays the banjo like he knows the most scenic spots on the Appalachian Trail”

Read the full interview here.


PopMatters
Al Scorch Pop Matters Banjo Country Music“At the same time, you know he lives in a time once graced by Jason Molina. Al Scorch has some of that purity about him, sounding like a soul too fragile for the weight of this world.”

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The Onion A.V. Club

Al Scorch debut AV Onion News Banjo Music FolkFor years, Chicago-based musician Al Scorch has been the living embodiment of how punk’s spirit has crossed over into other genres of music.”

Full interview here!


All Music

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Brooklyn Vegan

Al Scorch Brooklyn Vegan Punk Bluegrass Article AlbumChicago singer/songwriter Al Scorch has a sound influenced by old timey country and bluegrass but also raw driving punk. It sometimes sounds like a more bluegrass version of Neutral Milk Hotel.”

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Chicago Reader

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Al taking the cover of the Chicago Reader

 


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The A.V. Club is streaming Circle Round The Signs

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 7.44.04 PMCan’t wait till May13th to hear Circle Round The Signs?  A.V. Club has the entire album streaming on their website.

Now that you love it pre-order your own copy in the store

 

 


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Record Store Bicycle Tour

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Come ride bikes with us next Saturday! Al Scorch’s Record Store Bicycle Tour! Saturday May 14th Al will be leading a free bicycle tour to five amazing Chicago record stores for five special in-store performances. Ride along to all of them or pick a show in your neighborhood to celebrate the release of ‘Circle Round the Signs!’

noon Permanent Records Chicago (feat. complimentary darkmattercoffee),

1:30 Recklessrecords (Broadway),

3:00 Laurie’s Planet of Sound 

4:30 Bucket o Blood

6:00 Logan Hardware (with BBQ!)

Bring your bikes, your friends, your ears, and your party pants.

 

 


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Winter Slumber III

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Wrapped up another great Winter Slumber! See you next year.

 


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Bloodshot Records at South by Southwest

Al Scorch SXSW Austin Yard Dog Party Bloodshot Records

 

 


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Circle Round the Signs out May 13!

 

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Circle Round the Signs is out on Bloodshot Records on May 13th!

Listen to the first single, Everybody Out, over at PopMatters!

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Pre-order available at alscorch.bandcamp.com!

Cover art by the immensely talented native Chicagoan Damarak the Destroyer! 

 

 


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