Ballroom Thieves

Ballroom Thieves

For The Ballroom Thieves, the band's journey has only just begun, but their roots already run quite deep. A Wolf in the Doorway finds the trio taking this very idea of "roots" and creating ways to make its associated sound progress, while making its encompassing spirit glow.

"Our own personal growth and explorations in songwriting and musicianship caused us to end up in this unique spot where we can generally feel free to be who we are at all times," says guitarist Martin Earley. "I think we have a certain sound at the moment, but that sound is constantly evolving, and I hope it keeps doing that."

Stylistically, the Thieves find a captivating mélange of acoustic styles on the album, exploring the basic constructions of folk and pop music while almost wholeheartedly rejecting its restrictions at the same time. It mirrors the band's sharp awareness of its surroundings that equates to a rare form of musical intelligence.

A Wolf in the Doorway is an early amalgamation of the band's short but rich history, capturing the minimalism of their early jam sessions as much as the complexity of their matured songwriting.

The Ballroom Thieves family tree has only just begun to bloom, but its roots give the trio a strong and solid structure from which to continue to build. A Wolf in the Doorway documents this growth in the most authentic way, sending any listener off with a heavier heart and a purer soul than when they arrived.


Madison, Wisconsin's the Sharrows have taken to calling their music "farm rock," which may be more of a reflection on the band's surroundings than its sound. Even so, the Sharrows' Days of Yore doesn't have much in the way of crunchy country flavors. The album title does reference the band's throwback sound, but it's not the one you're thinking of: "Yours and Mine" could have been ripped from the Allman Brothers catalog, and "Echo" could easily translate into an old-school punk song if the band was brave enough for sludgy guitar riffs. This is not music for a tractor ride or the church social. This is music for a different kind of good time.

-Natalie Gallagher, The Pitch, Kansas City

The roots-rock-and-rollers have a new EP titled Days of Yore, recorded at Zebra Ranch in Coldwater, Mississippi, out June 27th 2014.

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