By Sheila Moriarty
Mandi Malone (fiddle/backup vocals), Ashley Authement (double bass), Gretchen Kunz (vocals/guitar/flute), Nicki Handy (mandolin)
Myspace Categorization?: Gypsy Grass
We’re not saying they are these guys, but they kind of sound like: Old Crow Medicine Show and Gogol Bordello crossed with Uncle Earl.
What’s their deal?: Claiming to ‘not be your typical folkie chick band,’ these ladies stay true to their word. The Gristle Gals are a newly formed four piece who combine their backgrounds in classical, folk, bluegrass, gypsy, and jazz with a decidedly unique view of the world. Their debut album will drop this month and features a range of instrumentation from shaking tambourine to driving percussion.
Shameless web plug: www.gristlegals.com
O.K. When?: Nederland Community Center, April 1; Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, April 3; Zio
Romolo’s Alley Bar, April 7; Jezebel’s Juke Joint & Brothel, April 9; Wash Park Bar & Grille, April 15; Cervantes Other Side (CD release party with Greensky Bluegrass), April 20.