GANGSTAGRASS is back with a new album, “Broken Hearts and Stolen Money”, out January 28, 2014. These 12 tracks serve as evidence that the crossroads have moved North, where the dirt roads of Appalachian bluegrass meets the sooty city streets of Brooklyn. The Band’s Jay-Z meets Ralph Stanley sound breaks barriers and destroys genres with its eclectic mix of low down and down home beats. The Gangstagrass Song “Long Hard Times To Come” Is The Emmy Nominated Theme of the FX series “Justified” and has sold 200,000 copies.
Not only has Gangstagrass been on the forefront of the burgeoning genre unfortunately dubbed “Hick-Hop”, they clearly blazed the trail! Gangstagrass come by it honestly: Rench, mastermind of the group, was schooled on Run DMC and break dancing while he was fed a steady diet of authentic country sounds like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash.
Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass & blues band from Boston, Massachusetts. While their instrumentation is that of bluegrass, they are not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, their songs about love and ramblin’ help to forget the everyday troubles and slip away into their up-tempo hobo-anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is truthful combination of four-different people branding their influences into a single sound.