Shawn Rohlf and The Buskers (aka 7th Day Buskers) have released their long awaited, fourth album Tiny Xs.
The CD is put out on Shawn’s indie label Shubzu and was entirely recorded and mixed in the House of Burlap, with some engineering help on the bed tracks from Alan Sanderson (Rolling Stones, Weezer, Elvis Costello).
Of the 11 songs featured on the album, 9 are Shawn Rohlf originals with two covers including; one from Prince and the other from the Dead Milkmen. The band has whipped up a fresh, new Americana sound with an eclectic mix of influences including folk, alt. country, rock, bluegrass, Irish and blues and stories steeped in blood, sweat and whiskey. Guitars, pedal steel, mandolin and banjo paint a landscape stretching from the dry desert to the big city!
The line up consists of some of San Diego’s heaviest hitters; Alex Watts– guitar, vocals; Jef Kmak - upright bass, vocals; Richard “T Bone” Larson - drums, vocals; Dave Berzansky - pedal steel; Shawn Rohlf - guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, vocals.
“We formed this group after the original Buskers scattered all over the country and we tried calling it Gunplay Maxwell,” says Rohlf. “Well, it didn’t work because everyone still just called it the ‘Buskers,’ plus we are still busking at the Hillcrest Farmer's Market every Sunday morning like I have been doing for the past 13 years! So we just decided to go with the moniker we we’re given by our fans. The name 7th Day Buskers is more like an institution at this point and we will still answer to it as well. Just consider it Grandfathered In.”