The Crumb Sullivans
Raw, Unpolished, Rock n Roll.
I first discovered The Crumb Sullivans as I was leaving a night of local boxing at the Union Hall in Boston. They were playing music outside the exit door .Two young men, a guitar, and a mandolin. The energy and the emotion they were pouring into the set caught my attention, the fact that the fueled up fight crowd paid little attention, blew my mind. My 10 year old was tugging on my arm to leave, but I couldn’t.
I watched for 3 or 4 songs then politely asked if they had a CD I could buy. “Nope”, the guitarist answered. “Any upcoming shows?” I asked. “Your at one.” he quickly replied. He then asked me if I would like to sign up for their email list. I did. In the months following, I received many emails telling me where I could find them. Outside the Dunkin Donuts in Mattapan, a couple all ages basement shows, the New England Aquarium T stop, and so on. I went when I could.
We developed a friendship of sorts. They still didn’t have a CD to offer, so I approached the boys about maybe recording something with them. We did. I always thought they sounded like something Alan Lomax would be interested in if he was still around and wandering the streets of Boston, looking for the next addition to his Library Of Congress recordings. It just sounded right the way it was. So that’s how we recorded it.
The Quincy Quarry Recordings Volume 1, is a 4 song EP, recorded in one take, outdoors, on a Sony 8mm Handycam. Listen close and you can hear the crickets. I hope you find in the boys the same thing I did and will help me spread the word about The Crumb Sullivans. I thank you, and The Crumb Sullivans thank you.
The Baby Shaker