Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

North Carolina’s Sarah Shook sings with a conviction and hard honesty sorely lacking in much of today’s Americana landscape. Always passionate, at times profane, Sarah stalks/walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, her voice strong and uneasy, country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. You can hear in her voice what’s she’s seen; world weary, lessons learned—or not—but always defiant. She level-steady means what she says. Writing with a blunt urgency—so refreshing these days it's almost startling—Sarah's lyrics are in turn smart, funny, mean, and above all, uncompromising. Sly turns of phrase so spot on they feel as old and true as a hymn. Anger that's as confrontational as it is concise. Humor that's as wry and resigned as a park bench prophet.

The Disarmers hit all the sweet spots from Nashville’s Lower Broad to Bakersfield and take Sarah's unflinching tales out for some late-night kicks. At times, it’s as simple and muscular as Luther Perkins’ boom-chicka-boom, or as downtown as Johnny Thunders. The Disarmers keep in the pocket, tight and tough.

Past Shows


Jun
23
rd
2022
Fine Line
Jun
23
rd
2022
Fine Line
Oct
7
th
2018
Turf Club
Oct
7
th
2018
Turf Club

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

with The Trongone Band
May
9
th
2018
Turf Club
May
9
th
2018
Turf Club

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

with The Long Odds

More Shows

Oct
7
th
7th St Entry

The Heavy Heavy

Aug
20
th
First Avenue

Chastity Brown

Aug
11
th
7th St Entry

Zaq Baker, Getting By and Big Salt

Nov
26
th
Armory

Trampled by Turtles

with Charlie Parr