Worcester Magazine Turtle Boy Music Awards on Sep 01, 2006.
Sawmill rakes through the trash of lost american culture and feeds the hungry savages of the 21st century with their brand of acoustic western stompabilly. Similar interests in destruction and filth led four slipshod mongrels to form the band in Worcester, Massachusetts. These highly energetic, highly motivated young men draw their strengths from a long history of working class pride. They celebrate a heritage of blacksmiths, lumberjacks, and mill workers among others, and put forth the energy of those who worked every finger to the bone to earn a living.
Leading the stampede, Ryan Misner and Joe Leone perform double duties, both sharing lead vocals and guitar work. The combination of Leone’s cannon roar and Misner’s psychotic howl destroys any notion of what acoustic music should sound like. Jakeman Metterville slaps the shit out of his mandolin with the finesse of a drunken stepfather. The gatling gun beats of Dirt Shaun pump lead into the crowd while Jonny Williams draws blood with his bludgeoning bass lines.
The next time you imagine yourself in the midst of a 19th century bank heist getaway, picture what kind of music should be playing in the background... SAWMILL
- Joe Leone
- Electric, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
- Ryan Hobbs
- Electric, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Banjo, Pedal Steel, Saw, Harmonica
- Shaun McAuliffe
- Jon Williams
- Jake Metterville
|Sep 01, 2006||Worcester Magazine Turtle Boy Music Awards Sawmill Best New Act Sawmill rakes through the trash of lost American culture and feeds it to the hungry savages of the 21st century. These highly energetic, highly motivated young men draw their strength from a long history of working-class pride and devote countless hours each day to wondering why the hell they're not on the radio. "Without Sawmill, life is meaningless." How big is your dirty laundry pile right now (literally or metaphorically)? We tend to skip laundry and just go right ahead with making large piles of filth wherever we go. Calligraphy: art or sport? Sawmill is very competitive by nature and we find sport in any venue that allows us to stab our opponents with paint brushes. What's the best show you've seen while decidedly un-sober? Definitely Sasquatch and The Sick-a-billys. Every time Sasquatch pukes on stage a piece of our culture dies. How larval would you consider your music? We actually won the category of most larval in last year's Turtle Boy Awards but we've since blossomed into a marvelous horsefly.|
- Shaun McAuliffe