Saints & Liars
Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy
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$12 Advance | $15 Day of Show
Saints & Liars is a Vermont-based Americana band who has been blending their own variants of honky tonk, folk, bluegrass, and rock n roll since 2012. Having remained a live performance driven group for almost a decade, the band inevitably found themselves in the studio in late 2020, to record their very first professional release, ‘These Times’.
In addition to teaming-up on stage with amazingly talented folks like Pappy Biondo (Cabinet), Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Charlie Rose (Elephant Revival) and many others, the band has opened shows for distinguished acts such as Greensky Bluegrass, The Ghost of Paul Revere, The Mallett Brothers Band, and Leftover Salmon.
Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy (CNS) is a high-energy quintet from Wichita, KS, USA. The band, whose sound has been described as “…a stagecoach in overdrive”, has performed their signature blend of strings and horns across 49 states and 9 countries since 2007.
CNA has built a solid grassroots following with their enrgetic live show and ability to fit on bills ranging from bluegrass to punk; rockabilly to ska. Thoughtful songwriting is delivered through dynamic arrangements and unconventional instrumentation. Throaty vocals glide over percussive guitar. Mandolin solos melt into blaring trombone lines at breakneck speed, while the upright bass and rock-solid drums churn out aggressive rhythms that carry the force of a Kansas freight train. Psychedelic soundscapes are punctuated by downright amphetaminic tempos and controlled cacophony. Anything but derivative, CNS has developed a singular style that continues to bemuse newcomers and delight loyal fans.
The band’s DIY approach is evident in their self-recorded albums, self-published music, self-booked tours, and collaborations with local and regional visual artists. A live CNS performance is a loud, fast, sweeping jorney to a brand new destination.
File under: Thrashbrass experimental acoustic folkpunk for people who hate folkpunk.