Boozers Bastards & Bards
A year and a half in the making, this project is a collection of 14 songs including 11 original tunes and 3 traditional Irish Folk Favorites. The new self released album was recorded and produced by Rusty Nail in our practice space. "Boozers, Bastards & Bards" is more than a title; it is a blueprint for the themes and tales that we have created. Songs about drinkers, poets, deadbeat fathers, pirates, lovers, and bars intertwine as our styles and influences seep into the mix. Rusty Nail formed in December 2005 in St. Louis, as a four piece folk-act that had aspirations of a full rock show sound. As the search began for more musicians to complete our "big-band" experience, Rusty Nail continued writing and performing and building a regional following. Currently Rusty Nail is a seven piece band that is composed of quite a diverse instrumentation and sound. In since we are two-bands in one, our acoustic instruments alone (Mandolin, Dulcimer, Accordion, Banjo, Fiddle and Irish Flute/Tin Whistle give us the Folk inspired background and we mix that with a thunderous rhythm section of Bass and Drums and the dirty crunch of electric guitar that becomes a full force! Rusty Nail is: Chad Ross: Dulcimer, Guitar, Banjo, Accordion, Organ, Electric Guitar. Slide Guitar Pat White: Bass Guitar Nathan Neff: Electric Guitar Chris Otto: Irish Flute, Tin whistle and Native American Flute Trey Garson: Drums; Background vocals Kelly LaRussa: Violin Alvan Caby: Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, and Vocals Amy Caby: Vocals on "Shamrock Pub". Background and Vocals on "Yadier Molina" Our Lady of the Perpetual Orgasm Barefoot Choir: Vocals on "Paper Kisses" Choir Members: Deanna Brown, Anastasia Swan-Vargas, Amy Caby Lyrics by Alvan Caby, * except " Breakfast At Home" and "Elizabeth's Eyes" by Chris Otto, and "Brave New World" by Chris Otto and Alvan Caby **Black Velvet Band, Auld Triangle and Parting Glass are traditional tunes Cover Art: Donovan Winterberg Artwork by Jeremiah Jansen, Rusty Nail, and Amy Caby Photos By: Amy Caby Recorded and Mixed on a Tascam 688 Cassette 8-Track by Chad Ross 24 Bit Digital Mastering by Chad Ross Recording Criticisms and Tweaks: Rusty Nail Pressed at: Pirate Press, San Francisco, CA All Music Performed and Arranged by Rusty Nail.