Bourbon Brawlers – Befriend Your Sins
Release date: 06/23/2018
Label: Records DK2ecords DK2
Location: Welby, Colorado
- Damien – drums
Snoopy – stand-up bass
Rusty – washboard and vocals
Scott – banjo
Tom – mandolin
Raul – harmonica and vocals
Mike – guitar and vocals
Favorite Tracks: U.N.P.C, Light It Up
Sounds Like: Flogging Molly, Alternative Ulster, The Grinning Barrets, The Pogues, Frank Turner, The Trash Cats, and The Real McKenzies
There are so many bummers about this for me. First, I am soooo bummed I missed them at the Seventh Circle Music Collective. Next, I am bummed it took me this long to find these guys. The final bummer of the trifecta; I will never get to hear this for the first time again. I would be remiss if i didn’t say that I went into this a little apprehensively. I was told they were “Folk Punk.” Rarely do folk and punk go hand in hand in my book.
Sure, I will hear about the Billy Braggs of the world, but in actual application I am not a fan. In truth, 8 songs weren’t enough for me. What a gem for the Denver music scene to have! I love the way the gritty vocals blended with the raw hillbilly vibe. To me, music is always a background soundtrack to life and this will be in my soundtrack for awhile.
Check out what their pitch man had to say! “First I have to tell you the human interest hook. The drummer was randomly and viciously stabbed 5 times on Colfax in Denver, Colorado by a raging psychopath in June. 8 days later he skipped out of the hospital to play the Bourbon Brawlers CD release at Lost Lake in Denver. Then returned to the hospital to finish healing up because he still had a blood clot in his lung.
That’s about as punk rock as you can get. So the Bourbon Brawlers are the Dropkick Murphys of Denver. A 7 piece folk/punk/Irish bar band for the drinking crowd very loose but still in the pocket and overall fun. Their instruments are the standard guitar and drums but also use banjo, washboard, mandolin and stand up bass. The new album is called “Befriend Your Sins” and has 10 tracks.” Doug Newville
- Irish Yoga
- Light It Up
- The Legend Of Shorts McGraw
- Weight Of The World
About the writer: Old crab that stands in the back and complains that it was better in my day, but is 100% for the youth take over. I’m a contradiction that thrives on holding on to rebellion with one foot on either side. – Lala