Maybe Even Everything
The Sawbucks formed in early 2002 after bassist Chuck Roscoe and drummer Wayne Kenyon, both of New Haven favorites The Motel Preachers, found themselves free agents following the departure of head parson Don Phee. Led by transplanted Toronto singer-songwriter Chris Merk (who moonlights with The Hickups - also available on CD Baby), The Sawbucks put a unique contemporary spin on roots-inflected Americana. Their 14-track debut release Maybe Even Everything (Troutcat Records CD-1003) is a tall glass of chillin' country with a chaser of pure heartache. From straight-to-the-heart balladry ("North of Loneliness") to roadhouse stompin' country rock ("Little Ol' Honky-Tonk Band") The Sawbucks' take on classic contemporary roots will keep your toes tappin' and fingers snappin'. Fellow Connecticut musician Freddie Tane rounds out the release, complimenting The Sawbuck's sparse songs of hope and desolation.