The Carboys

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"This band’s bond is in the beer.

Oh sure, there’s the common musical thread shared by members of The Carboys who grew up with country, bluegrass and American roots music, but just as important: The group is named after jugs used to ferment beer and bandmates share a love of home brewing.

“Beer brought us together,” jokes guitarist and singer R.J. Nordlund, who started playing with banjo player and guitarist Anthony Emery at Aquinas College, where the pair also met and later formed the band with drummer/mandolinist Charlie Merkel, singer Alayna Plews and bassist Matt Kuczynski.

“We just kind of play some good time music. A lot of our practices start with just having a good time in the basement and then eventually we start playing some music and seeing what happens.”

In essence, a process of musical fermentation.

Seeded by artists such as Noah Gundersen, Jason Isbell, Tom Waits, Wilco, David Rawlings and Blind Willie McTell, members of the Grand Rapids indie-folk/Americana band like to say they emerged from humble beginnings as “busking buddies” two years ago after being raised in fertile musical environments."

-John Sinkevics of Local Spins

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released April 26, 2014

Mixed, mastered and produced by Tommy Eilers

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The Carboys Grand Rapids, Michigan

RJ Nordlund - Vocals, Guitar
Anthony Emery - Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals, etc.,
Charlie Merkel - Drums, Mandolin
Matt Kuczynski - Bass, Lead Guitar
Alayna Plews - Vocals

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