Acoustic Blues and Jug Band Music

Sanctified Grumblers write and play acoustic music in the vein of the old blues, jug band, and old timey traditions with a sprinkling of New Orleans rhythms. The trio was formed by Chicago musicians Rick Cookin’ Sherry, founder of Devil in a Woodpile (Bloodshot Records) and uber-picker Eric Noden in 2009. Their music succeeds in the challenge of combining the sounds of music’s pre-electric past with the narration of modern universal themes; tales of love, communication break-downs, and good time grooves. They usually play as a trio with either Beau Sample (upright bass), Jeffery Parker (upright bass) or Mike Hogg (sousaphone). Sanctified Grumblers CD “no lie” features special guests Jim Becker (Califone, Iron & Wine), Mike Reed (People, Places and Things) and Tom V. Ray (bass player for Neko Case & Jakob Dylan)

If their name doesn’t grab you, their music most definitely will——Sing Out