"The Sometimes Boys are an experimental folk band who deserve to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry… To me, the thematic cohesiveness of the album elevates this ambitious music to a true artistry that isn’t usually found among singers — folk or otherwise… This is one of the more adventurous albums I’ve heard all year." -www.adobeandteardrops.blogspot.com, 2012
Founded in 2010 by award winning vocalist Sarah Mucho and guitarist Kurt Leege, The Sometime Boys have quickly leapt to the forefront of the urban roots music scene in Brooklyn. Featuring succinct songwriting, they blend elements of bluegrass, country, blues, folk, gospel and zydeco into a unique, refreshing Americana sound. Framing the elegance of Sarah's vocals, the music is an intricate canvas of acoustic and electric stringed instrument brushstrokes, propelled by a rousing, yet soulful rhythm section that won’t quit.
After recording their debut album, ‘Any Day Now’ in 2010, The Sometime Boys added Pete O’Connell (Buy the Sky, Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak) on bass, Jay Cowit (Wounded Buffalo Theory) on drums, Rebecca Weiner Tompkins (Patti Smith, Life In a Blender) on violin and Gypsy George (Gypsy George and the Open Road Love Affair) on banjo/mandolin/piano to their lineup and have been mesmerizing New York crowds with shows featuring both original material and gripping re-interpretations of covers from a wide variety of source material.
In the late spring of 2012, The Sometime Boys released ‘Ice and Blood’, joined by Erik James on keyboards. Expanding on the sound established on ‘Any Day Now’, ‘Ice and Blood’ unfolded a much more expansive sound stage with powerful individual performances and sophisticated arrangements. Of particular note are ‘The Good People of Brooklyn’, a zydeco vehicle exploring the struggles and triumphs ‘good Brooklyn folk’; the heartrending country waltz ‘Drop By Drop’, characterized by New York Music Daily as “the single best song of the year so far”; the bluegrass and gospel inflected ‘Winter Solstice’ with its stunning stride piano closing and ‘Summer Solstice’, a Caribbean polyrhythmic folk rock song with triumphant vocals that falls back to earth with a Jerry Garcia-esque guitar solo.
Not losing any steam, The Sometime Boys continued to ramp up their live schedule through the last year and a half and are diligently working on a third studio album. Continuing to draw from diverse roots, the upcoming album hat tips everyone from Zeppelin to Doc Watson to Alison Krauss in its sensibilities and songwriting. Sarah’s melodies are beyond sublime, and the band is always cooking.
You can find them at the most excellent Hometown BBQ in Red Hook, Bklyn. on the 2nd Sat. of each month. 7-10pm and all over Brooklyn and Manhattan and beyond. See our full show calendar is here: http://thesometimeboys.com/?page_id=15