Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are 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.
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, North Carolina.
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