The Suitcase Junket
From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound in this essential rock collection, Pile Driver.
The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, with wild double pitches of throat singing. From The Suitcase Junket's penchant for thrift and ingenuity comes this full-length album -- his debut at Signature Sounds -- of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance-hall festivity, played on instruments built of broken bottles, twisted forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage.
Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps
Formed in 2010, Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps—Chris Cretella (guitar), Adam Matlock (accordion and clarinet), Michael Paolucci (percussion), Brian Slattery (violin and banjo), and Mike Tepper (bass)—have made a name for themselves as a band playing music from around the world and across a variety of styles, from American folk and spirituals to Eastern European dance music to Ethiopian jazz to original compositions by Matlock.