Sarah Shook is a country music singer-songwriter from North Carolina.
“Taken as a whole, Years is Americana gold with punk rock in its veins and an outlaw spirit. Recorded live in the studio, Shook and The Disarmers walk a fine line between a retro sound and modern rock ‘n’ roll, with dueling electric guitars and a dancing pedal steel that is a highlight on upbeat songs like “Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t” and “What It Takes.”
Lyrically, the songs on Years document a recent rough patch in Shook’s life that she hopes will resonate with audiences and provide solace for those who need it. “I was in the midst of a pretty unhealthy and miserable relationship at the time that I wrote these songs,” Shook says. “And I feel like I was sort of looking ahead and realizing that this was something that wasn’t going to last. So it’s kind of like the breakup album that I wrote before I ended the relationship. Some of the songs are from my point of view and some are from my ex’s point of view. There’s definitely some empathy in there where I’m trying to understand where he’s coming from, but there’s definitely a lot of heartache that went into writing this album.” – Sean Titone, CLTure
Featherpocket is a five-piece band, consisting of Spencer Bloodworth on pedal steel guitar, Clint Lemonds on banjo, Ryan Collins and Cliffton Bundick on the bass, Jason Cline on acoustic guitar, and Jacob Bohan on the drums.