United Steel Workers Of Montreal, “Broken Trucks And Bottles” Album Cover (medium)

The United Steel Workers Of Montreal – Broken Trucks And Bottles

Selected Press “Country crooners and outlaw rockers make for great company, and on the USWM’s debut full length you’ll find plenty of both. Similar to: The Silver Hearts, Son Volt, The Sadies” – Eye Weekly  “their spirited bluegrass and old-timey twang is hard to resist.” – Montreal Gazette  “United Steel Workers have developed their own alt-country subgenre they’ve dubbed “citygrass.” Their impressive debut, Broken Trucks And Bottles, seems to draw inspiration from the Pogues and Tom Waits, which puts them in the neighbourhood of Peterborough’s Silver Hearts, although their front-porch casual approach to picking and tunes like “Goddamn The CPR”

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The United Steel Workers Of Montreal – Kerosene & Coal

Selected Press “Country crooners and outlaw rockers make for great company, and on the USWM’s debut full length you’ll find plenty of both. Similar to: The Silver Hearts, Son Volt, The Sadies” – Eye Weekly  “their spirited bluegrass and old-timey twang is hard to resist.” – Montreal Gazette  “United Steel Workers have developed their own alt-country subgenre they’ve dubbed “citygrass.” Their impressive debut, Broken Trucks And Bottles, seems to draw inspiration from the Pogues and Tom Waits, which puts them in the neighbourhood of Peterborough’s Silver Hearts, although their front-porch casual approach to picking and tunes like “Goddamn The CPR”

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The United Steel Workers Of Montreal – Three On The Tree

Press for Three on the Tree Urban hillbillies, the United Steel Workers of Montreal are a bar band. Their latest release, Three on the Tree, would best be heard with a flask of whiskey and a group of sweaty strangers in some seedy watering hole. Three Hard Knocks sets the wild tone of the album. It’s fast finger-pluckin’ guitar, banjo and mandolin and Gern’s gruff vocals. For Love and Your Mother’s Sake is on the same train, though Felicity Hamer takes over on vocals. Shawn Beauchamp takes it down a notch on Son, Your Daddy Was Bad. United Steel Workers of Montreal divide their vocals throughout the

United Steel Workers Of Montreal, “Three On The Tree” Album Cover (medium)

United Steel Workers Of Montreal

Montreal’s beloved six-piece, the United Steel Workers of Montreal, have wowed audiences from coast to coast with the infectious draw of their unique brand of blue-collar alt-country. A potent mix of blues, jazz, country and swing, The USWM’s live performances are filled out with dry wit, tall tales and some outright lies. Dancing is optional but hard to avoid.  Following in the wake of their critically acclaimed albums, Broken trucks and Bottles and Kerosene & Coal, THREE ON THE TREE sees the band branching out from their earthy, acoustic-country-punk roots to experiment with gospel (Jesus We Sweat), historical ballads (Mary