Baltimore old time folk ensemble “Tool Shed” utilizes a 5 string banjo, a bowed saw, and a washtub bass to bring you an original take on traditional music. Their debut album “Local Liquid Folk Art” is a collection of both original and traditional compositions. The saw combined with the washtub gives the entire album a very fluid feeling, with each song flowing into the next. Available on CD through OKAY Recordings, as well as all major streaming and download sites.
The Tool Shed Features David Allen Thomas on Banjo and Vocals and Cara White on Saw and Vocals.The album was recorded with Richard Ochs on washtub bass, However when performing live they can be seen with various players.
No Depression magazine dubbed The Successful Failures as “one of the hardiest and most prolific outfits on the planet” playing “instantly infectious melodies that tread the line between power pop and Americana without wholly committing to either”. With a name borrowed from a Jack London short story and an indie rock work ethic The Successful Failures burst onto the scene out of the NJ pinelands in 2006. TSF has released 6 full length albums full of songs about vikings, armadillos, old cars, murder, prison, fences, and girls. The band continues to showcase their versatility, seamlessly marrying power-pop, garage-rock, classic country and un-affected rock n roll with roots-inflected rock and winsome, harmonic, pop. The band has shared the stage with Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Jeff Tweedy, Deer Tick, Dr. Dog, Strand of Oaks, Ike Reilly, JD McPherson, and many many more. Most of all, the band’s infectious energy and love for what they do shines through in every live performance. One fan put it this way, “SF could play on a small raft heading over the falls and still have a blast and crank out the best tunes this side of the Milky Way.”