Last month I received an email from a PR Firm looking for a photographer to shoot an “Appalachian Punk Bluegrass band” named Gallows Bound. Hmmm…an Appalachian Punk Bluegrass band? After reading their Bio and watching the video to the single “Sink in the Soil” off their second album, Gallows Bound, my answer was a resounding “yes”. My first thought was, “these guys sound like Mumford & Sons on speed but without the whiny vocals”. Sorrynotsorry Mumford & Sons fans.
Their set was tight, fun, and full of energy. This six piece band is a real talent and I’m predicting big things for these guys from Winchester, Virginia.
Gallows Bound is a six piece Appalachian folk-punk/bluegrass outfit from Winchester, Virginia. Being raised in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and stemming from three chord punk rock provides for a unique twist on traditional instruments. With their first album Empty Flask, Empty Heart, the songs are described as an “aggressive yet melodic collection” ranging from fast and punchy tales of rambling and love, to dark and soulful songs birthed from whiskey and regret. “Their live set is performed as impeccably as their studio set, and you really can feel how much energy, love, and emotion is poured not only into their writing, but into their performance.”