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We spent some time in LA, lost our minds, and left with this video. Whoooooa! Thanks EIT!
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…
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.
Got a bunch of nice press this year. Thought we’d look back on some kind words…
“Al Scorch plays the banjo like he knows the most scenic spots on the Appalachian Trail”
“For years, Chicago-based musician Al Scorch has been the living embodiment of how punk’s spirit has crossed over into other genres of music.”
“Chicago 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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Hope everyone had fun on the bike tour! Hope to do it again soon. Biking is one of the best ways to keep cities clean and to be environmentally friendly. Check out this article on it here.
“Circle Round The Signs is a fun, deeply alive folk punk album that could easily pass in instrumentation and spirit for the bluegrass and country folk on The Anthology of American Folk Music a la “I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground” and any Alan Lomax compilations. The accordion, fiddle, guitar, and banjo arrangements here are in exactly that kind of fast, rhythmic style that connects punk, honky tonk, and folk in a tradition of crowd-pleasing ecstatic joy. ”
–Read the whole article here on Punk News.