Old Sap owns a “cowboy-sweet timber that rambles through his songs [and a] physical charisma that make his performances so engaging.”
“a range of musical expression that wanders between musings about nature’s cyclic harmony and the love and anguish inherent to the human condition.”
Old Sap has crossed numerous highways through the country in the past decade. Finally landing in Asheville in 2018, the new ensemble released their first album together at the end of 2019.
A Yard with Lilacs is an Eclectic Americana album. The full band sound features honky tonk guitars, a New Orleans-style horn section, thrashing drums, infectious melodies, soul-warming harmonies, and sparkling flourishes from fiddle and piano. Guided by lyrics that are imagistic, funny, and heart-wrenching, listeners are teased back to a less-anxious time and place.
After its release, A Yard with Lilacs has been enjoying regional radio play from WNCW and 98.1 The River.