Who is Yard Sale?
The outfit, formed in 2010, woke up in the midst of the Great Recession and decided that American audiences longed to hear authentic tales of classic crisis. Yard Sale tunes are sung from the heart in 3-part harmony with a sense of pride, purpose, and dark humor. They deal with topics of country-fried angst like drinkin’ and cheatin’ and going for broke while going broke. But they also invoke the soulful beauty of R&B, the uplifting anthems of gospel, the lonesome melancholy of bluegrass, and the steamrolling syncopation of early 20th century riverboat minstrels and hobo jug bands.
The band’s debut EP record, “Gone with the Sunrise,” will hit local record stores and be available online through sites including iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify starting December 11th, 2012. The new CD, issued on the Hambone record label, was self-produced.
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Yard Sale’s stage presence invokes genuine high-energy Vaudevillian carnival barker theatrics. Shows typically include amateur auctioneering, for example, and the hawking of actual garage sale items like used auto parts, secondhand VHS tapes, and dog-eared romance novels. The cumulative impact is that the band generates the contagiously explosive spontaneity of a moonshine-fueled barroom brawl. So everyone in the audience gets swept up in a boot-stomping hoedown of hip-shaking proportions.