Scud Mountain Boys

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Scud Mountain Boys – Sean Rowe

The cult popularity of Uncle Tupelo and its spin-off groups Wilco and Son Volt opened the doors for what’s become an entire new generation of musicians who grew up in the punk rock generation but have found genuine connection with traditional country music — especially as interpreted through Gram Parsons, who’s more or less the granddaddy of country-rock. The Scud Mountain Boys — Joe Pernice, Stephen Desaulniers, Bruce Tull, and Tom Shea — clearly fit into this camp.

The band originally played electric rock & roll under the name the Scuds. Pernice, Desaulniers, and Tull formed the group in Northampton, MA, in 1991, and they gained a respectable local following. But the bandmembers soon tired of hauling equipment around and found they much more enjoyed the after-show get-togethers playing acoustic country songs around the kitchen table at home. Finally they decided to haul the kitchen table to a club. Finding the response positive, they’ve kept with the new format.

The band’s debut album, Pine Box (originally just a cassette release), features slow, intensely quiet originals alongside covers of ’70s pop-country songs such as “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” and “Please, Mr., Please.” It was literally recorded live around the kitchen table. Their second album, Dance the Night Away — which added a couple of rock songs from their Scuds days into the mix again — came out on Chunk Records in 1995, and national interest in the band grew quickly. In early 1996 they were signed to Sub Pop, and the label released the band’s third album in less than two years, Massachusetts. ~ Kurt Wolff, All Music Guide

Sean Rowe is a singer songwriter in the best tradition. His lyrics have depth, edge, and emotion and there is a melodic strength to all of his songs. Add to this a warm basso voice that has been described as “dark yet tender”, “all sandpaper, honey and smoke” and you have a distinctively original artist, who is as much at home on the stage with his guitar, as he is alone in the wilderness to which he periodically retreats for inspiration.
Sean grew up in Troy, New York listening to the blues, 60’s soul, and Bob Dylan. Next on his sonic radar were the Stones, the Beatles, Iggy Pop and Velvet Underground and “in the early 90’s” he says, “I drew my inspiration from the likes of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits”. Sean was already playing and writing at the age of 13 –“you think about stuff, sometimes you catch the moment, sometimes it runs deeper. When it strikes a chord, you gotta express it in music. That’s what I do – just a songwriter with a guitar”!

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Scud Mountain Boys
Event Category: Live Music
When: September 19, 2013
Time: 9:30pm
Where: Mercury Lounge
Cost: $$15
More Info: http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/
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