Shuffles Aces: Musket – All The Same
As their record label website says, their “music is designed to captivate the audience through its fist-pumping sing-a-longs, infectious hooks, booze-drenched attitude, women, debauchery, angst, style, energy, swagger & grit.” Amen! The band consists of Eric Lyman (Slackstring, AWOL), Brad Gerlach (Skinwalker, The Intrepid Shadows), Davey Latter (Everest, The Black Pacific, Great Northern, Earlimart, Slydel, Too Rude, Standford Prison Experiment) and Matt Muir (Slackstring, AWOL). It’s pretty hard to find too much information on them, and there are only two YouTube clips of them – which is a travesty.
The first album, Draw Ramrods, was released in 2009 and is the one that really grabbed me. It’s increasingly hard to find, but their second album, Random Abandon, can be found on Spotify. Hopefully they will be doing more in future.
The videos are of songs from the first album that, as I mentioned, is well worth hunting down if you can find it!
And because there’s only two videos of the guys on YouTube, you might as well check out the other one!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/musketrock
You can find all the Shuffle Ace tracks on a Spotify playlist here. And because I couldn’t include much of their material in the post I’ve added another of my favourites – Scotty – onto the Spotify playlist.
Shuffle Aces is a series of posts that highlights a song of the week that “shuffling” has brought forth. With all the streaming services it’s not just an iPod on shuffle mode that we use to discover new stuff, but the principle remains the same: hit play and wait to see what gems come forth.