Sanctified Grumblers will perform July 14 at 7 p.m. at In-Laws Restaurant in Gurnee.
Updated: September 9, 2013 7:22PM
GURNEE — The Lake County Folk Club will present Sanctified Grumblers in concert July 14 at 7 p.m. at In-Laws Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave.
The band performs, writes and plays acoustic music in the vein of the old blues, jug band and old timely traditions with a sprinkling of New Orleans rhythms. The trio was formed by Chicago musicians Rick Cookin’ Sherry, founder of Devil in a Woodpile and uber-picker Eric Noden. Their music succeeds in the challenge of combining the sounds of music’s pre-electric past with the narration of modern universal themes; tales of love, communication breakdowns, and good tome grooves.
Between Noden and Sherry, Sanctified Grumblers’ sound is formed from a mesh of finger-picking resonator guitar, washboard, harmonica, 6-sting banjo and clarinet. The trio’s third musical leg is alternated between the dog-house bass of Texas ex-patriot Beau Sample and the sousaphone of Mike Hogg.
The band’s first release “no lie” was released in the spring of 2011. It contains 17 acoustic cuts, 16 of which were penned by the band. These sessions were greatly enhanced by the skills of friends Jim Becker on fiddle, mandolin and saw, Mike Reed on drums and Tom V. Ray on banjo and ukulele.
The band has also performed behind delta blues legend Honeyboy Edwards and Chicago harmonica great Billy Boy Arnold.
Opening for Sanctified Grumblers will be Merv Collins. While he does not sing, his guitar sure does and Merv is known to bring multiple guitars, of which he offers a wide variety of finger-picking styles. He has also produced three CDs of original material.
Admission is $12, $10 for seniors and members and $5 for teens. Call (847) 602-8882 by noon on the day of the concert for reservations.
For more information, visit www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org.