Band: Sassparilla

Referred to as indie-roots, punk-Americana, and punk-roots, Portland bsed five-piece band Sassparilla may bend and cross genres, but the result is always electrifying, especially on their latest CD, The Darndest Thing. A big departure for the band is album opener "New Love," the poppiest song the band has ever written.  A happy, up-tempo song, it instantly denotes that something different is happening with Sassparilla on this release.

Comprised of Kevin "Gus" Blackwell (vocals, cigar box guitar, national resonator guitar), the father and son combo of Ross "Dagger" Macdonald (harmonica) and Colin "Sweet Pea" Macdonald (washtub bass), Naima (vocals, accordian, washboard), and Justin Burkhart (drums), Sassparilla offers one of the most entertaining live shows in the Pacific Northwest. 

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