Um, okay, so I found this email from Rose’s Pawn Shop way down deep in my inbox. Don’t know how I missed it. Glad I found it though ’cause these guys are really good! It’s that Appalachian/Bluegrass/Americana/Rock thing we like so well at SlackerCountry.com. Yeah, think Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, like that.
I sampled most of the tunes on their second disc, Dancing On The Gallows, and I can see I have some catching up to do. I have to admit that I haven’t really sat down and heard all the tracks yet because I’m just streaming this – like I recommend YOU do but it’s grabbing me. More every time I hear it.
Love “Pine Box”, for example. See what you think.
But then I listened again and was really liking this one.
Rose’s Pawn Shop has the requisite banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and upright bass, as well as guitars, acoustic and electric, and drums that make great Americana music. The members are: Paul Givant – Lead Vocals, Guitar & Banjo; John Kraus – Banjo, Electric Guitar & Vocals; Tim Weed – Fiddle, Mandolin & Vocals; Stephen Andrews – Upright Bass & Electric Bass; and Christian Hogan – Drums & Vocals. The music is catchy and intricate; the lyrics are full of stories.
I had to ask for a lyric sheet so I could really read them. And then I had to order the CD so I can really just analyze the whole damn thing.
You can hear more of Rose’s Pawn Shop on their MySpace or catch them live as they like to play the festivals —