“From their handpainted cereal box cd cases to their thoughtful arrangements, Poor Old Shine, a Roots/Americana band from Storrs, CT is about honesty and hand crafted creativity. It’s foot stomping, mind racing, dirty, down home Americana. They travel with an assortment of instruments including guitars, banjos, pump organ, mandolin, string bass, musical saw, washboard, and a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set. It’s old songs with a new feel, banjos with paint peeled, shoes with holes and treadless soles, and music that is real.
The music is rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition and fits in well at bluegrass festivals and sticky rock clubs alike. They have been compared favorably to The Band, John Prine, and Johnny Cash. Each set mixes the band’s original songwriting with traditional folk ballads, prison work songs, and front porch style jamming.”
Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, BandCamp, YouTube and Twitter. The band stops in Pittsburgh this Wednesday night, touring behind their debut EP release, “Treadless Soles“, with support from locals The Unknown String Band. I want to thank Harrison Goodale (Bass) and Chris Freeman (Banjo) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
Thanks, fellas. Lovin’ the music. You had me at ‘old-timey’!