OLD SAP (w/out Jackson Grimm)
July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve seat and indicate whether you are likely to eat here.
Masks recommended in our intimate back room space.
Jackson is unfortunately unable to do this tour. OLD SAP will perform admirably for two….
Old Sap owns a “cowboy-sweet timber that rambles through his songs [and a] physical charisma that make his performances so engaging.”
“a range of musical expression that wanders between musings about nature’s cyclic harmony and the love and anguish inherent to the human condition.” —Flathead Beacon
Old Sap has crossed numerous highways through the country in the past decade. Finally landing in Asheville in 2018, the new ensemble released their first album together at the end of 2019.
A Yard with Lilacs is an Eclectic Americana album. The full band sound features honky tonk guitars, a New Orleans-style horn section, thrashing drums, infectious melodies, soul-warming harmonies, and sparkling flourishes from fiddle and piano. Guided by lyrics that are imagistic, funny, and heart-wrenching, listeners are teased back to a less-anxious time and place.
After its release, A Yard with Lilacs has been enjoying regional radio play from WNCW and 98.1 The River.
In a live setting, Old Sap often performs as a stripped-down folk trio. The banjo sets the groove while the baritone guitar and fiddle swarm and swoon around it. Next comes the stomp of the foot, like a freight train crossing an old steel bridge. Harmonies streak across the sky, prayers sent up millennia ago now swooping into the modern day. In a direct and energetic style, Old Sap stretches out a blanket and beckons listeners to lay down their troubles, lose their shoes, and dance around in the grass. It’s more sound than people expect from a few simple elements—a sound that’s surprising, familiar, modern and timeless all at once.
JACKSON GRIMM marries folk pop melodies with the lonesome sound of traditional Appalachian music. In a region with a strong music culture, it is no surprise that Grimm’s songwriting is representative of his musical birthplace: Asheville, NC.