Friday, October 6, 2023
Burlington - Waterfront
Milton Busker & The Grim Work brought in mandolin player Jom Hammack and played as a three-piece until being joined by bass player John Treybal in early 2016. Dave Simpson rounded out the group on drums shortly after and the group spent some time honing their repertoire at occasional shows in the Burlington area.
The band plays a type of Americana/Alt-Country they call"suit-folk", defined as the people’s music, all dolled up for a night on the town. It is an Appalachian ditty played by Cole Porter. It’s a gospel song for heretics. It’s hippie music for people that can’t afford to drop out.It’s a love song for the kid who couldn’t get a date but still dresses up for the dance.