“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” actually put them closer to The Gourds in sound and concept. …Broken Trucks And Bottles has no shortage of closing-time charm. – Tim Perlich, NOW
One of the “top 6 bands to see during Canadian Music Week” – Toronto Star
We’re number 1! The United Steel Workers made the Mirror’s lists of top ten Best Musical Acts and Best Folk/Country Acts in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
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