Sarah Shook and the Disarmers with Shawn Williams
When Sidelong, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers debut album, was released in early 2017, it quickly earned kudos for its blast of fresh, fierce honesty and sly wit. It was a welcome new voice in a genre too often mired in the staid and conventional. And while that record may have come to many as a surprise, 2018's follow-up, Years, solidifies the point: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have moved from getting peoples attention to commanding it.
North Carolinas Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of todays Americana landscape. Always passionate, at times profane, Sarah stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, her voice strong and uneasy, country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. You can hear in her voice whats shes seen; world weary, lessons learnedor notbut always defiant. She level-steady means what she says. Writing with a blunt urgencyso refreshing these days it's almost startlingSarah's lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean, and above all, uncompromising. Sly turns of phrase so spot on they feel as old and true as a hymn. Anger that's as confrontational as it is concise. Humor that's as wry and resigned as a park bench prophet.
The Disarmers hit all the sweet spots from Nashvilles Lower Broad to Bakersfield and take Sarah's unflinching tales out for some late-night kicks. At times, its as simple and muscular as Luther Perkins boom-chicka-boom, or as downtown as Johnny Thunders. The Disarmers keep in the pocket, tight and tough.
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have been covered by the likes of Rolling Stone, The FADER, Noisey/VICE, The Wall Street Journal, and more.
The New Orleans great, Shawn Williams will return to Dyson House to open for her fifth visit!!
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