The five young men who make up Old Salt Union grew up in Belleville, Illinois, the flashpoint for the ’90s alternative-country scene, and they’re still growing. You’ve heard of Bluegrass, and some of you may have no affection for it. But before you dismiss this, stop and listen to these guys. It’s not just Bluegrass. This is Newgrass. This is Popgrass. This is what happens when you fuse guys under the age of 30 who have pure and raw talent, each with a voice which can stand on its own.
They have been flown to L.A where they won 2 Indie Music Channel Awards, released an album, played Wakarusa Music Festival, toured to over 11 states this summer, opened for Sam Bush and The Del McCoury Band, and all of this in under a year of being together. Their immediate influences are of their time ‚Äî Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, Devil Makes Three ‚Äî and their sensibility is lyrical, romantic, and loose. If they’ll win you over with their harmonies and homesick fiddle, they’ll get you dancing with their rhythms. This band has got a bright future and a lot of picking parties yet to crash.