Pearl Street Warehouse Presents
Sarah Shook And The Disarmers
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
Sarah Shook And The Disarmers
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers is a country band with a sneer, a bite, and no apologies. Shook's original songs take on the usual country spin on shitty relationships, bad decisions, and excessive alcohol consumption for damn good reasons. Songs with self-explanatory self-deprecation, "Fuck Up", tangled in with a portrayal of a doomed relationship dripping with sarcasm,"The Nail", are bastioned by the subtleties of a bar patron considering taking a chance on a stranger in title track, "Sidelong".
When Shook's first band, Sarah Shook & The Devil, broke up after a solid three year plus run, Shook and her guitarist, Eric Peterson, continued to meet, practice, and plan. In late 2013 they put together brief stint called The Dirty Hands which ended after a handful of shows. The project they were looking for soon arrived with the addition of former Two Dollar Pistols' frontman, John Howie Jr., (now frontman for John Howie Jr. & the Rosewood Bluff) as drummer. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers was born.
Shook and chief engineer of Manifold Recording Studios, Ian Schreier, had worked together some years before when he supervised intern Mario Bianchi recording the Devil's seven song EP simply titled, Seven. Shook and Schreier had been discussing creating a full length album together for an age and, finally, during the first weekend of April, 2015, it happened. After nearly a decade of playing solo or fronting a band, Shook released her first full-length album, Sidelong, on October 16, 2015, at the Cat's Cradle Back Room in Chapel Hill, NC.
Zephaniah OHora is a New York City-based singer-songwriter and a pillar of the burgeoning NYC Country-Western music community.
On the heels of his independently released and critically acclaimed debut This Highway (released in June), he has already turned heads at his recent AmericanaFest performance in Nashville. Saving Country Music calls This Highway “classic country mastery” and recently wrote, "Zephaniah OHora live is everything you want him to be like with his record: it’s a completely indefinable, indescribable something-ness that all those old greats had.”
Zephaniah has received similar praise from publications such as Wide Open Country and American Songwriter who wrote, “Channeling the country icons of decades past is something of a trend these days, but only a handful of artists are able to pull off such homage without devolving into mimicry. Brooklyn’s OHora is one of those artists.”
It's to no surprise Zephaniah has spent years performing classic country with some of the best musicians in New York. From his Western Swing and Ray Price tributes with Honeyfingers, to his Red Simpson era truck driving country collaboration with Jim Campilongo. Right up to the present day where he holds a weekly residency with his group The Last Roundup Boys, performing three hours of Merle Haggard.
"Rest assured that Zephaniah OHora is no put-on, Howdy Doody show relying on styling and vintage duds for his country authenticity. This is a singular singer, songwriter, and performer." -SCM
After listening to This Highway, one might wonder how this album could come out of New York? To find the answer you could take a trip to Brooklyn and visit a Honky Tonk bar called Skinny Dennis named after Guy Clark’s bass player Skinny Dennis Sanchez. Zephaniah has been the director of all of the music programming at Skinny Dennis since the doors opened in 2013.
While helping carve out a scene in Brooklyn for people who love traditional country music and those new to it, he brought some of the finest musicians in New York together. Out of that musical community This Highway was born. Now Zephaniah is answering the call from fans far and wide to hit the road and bring his honest, right to the heart country music to the people who love and treasure American tradition
This show is GA.
Seating is limited and first come first serve.
Tables are meant to be shared.
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