North Carolina’s Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Always passionate, at times profane, Sarah stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, her voice strong and uneasy, country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. You can hear in her voice what’s she’s seen; world weary, lessons learned—or not—but always defiant. She level-steady means what she says. Writing with a blunt urgency—so refreshing these days it’s almost startling—Sarah’s lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean, and above all, uncompromising. The Disarmers hit all the sweet spots from Nashville’s Lower Broad to Bakersfield and take Sarah’s unflinching tales out for some late-night kicks. At times, it’s as simple and muscular as Luther Perkins’ boom-chicka-boom, or as downtown as Johnny Thunders. The Disarmers keep in the pocket, tight and tough.
Seattle’s Outlaw Country Queen Darci Carlson is a high energy, no non-sense Singer Songwriter from Seattle WA with a decade long presence in the PNW music scene. This DIY firecracker of a front woman has performed around the US and beyond not only as a country artist, but as a lead guitar player for her all-girl punk rock band The Dolly Rottens, as well as a co-fronting Bassist and Singer for ‘Weird Western Cowboy Band’ Brent Amaker Deathsquad. Darci is also known for her involvement as a model and actress with the ZZTop crew from 2012-2015 on the “Gang of Outlaws Tour” as the sassy pistol packin’ vixen “The Girl”.