OLD MAN MARKLEY burst onto the scene in 2010 armed with their punk
rock sensibilities, an ear for pop melodies, a love for Bluegrass deep within
their hearts, and a van full of traditional instruments, ranging from a
fiddle to a homemade washtub bass and everything in between. The result
has been phenomenal. Their first album, Guts n’ Teeth, debuted at #8 on the
Billboard Bluegrass charts, and established the band’s “Newgrass” sound
as a welcome addition to both the traditional Americana and punk rock
worlds. Of course, where OLD MAN MARKLEY really shine is in front of a
crowd and they’ve shown this off relentlessly over the past two years, touring
with the likes of Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, The Reverend Horton
Heat, NOFX, The Descendents, The Devil Makes Three, Against Me!, Supersuckers
and many more. OMM’s party-first attitude and tireless jovial
energy has won over droves of new fans along the way.
Now that they’ve got everyone’s attention OLD MAN MARKLEY are set
to deliver their follow-up album Down Side Up. Its 13 addictively melodic
tracks are built around silky smooth 3 part harmonies, guided by a galloping
rhythm, and laced with lightning fast banjo, playful violin, and just about
every other traditional instrument you can imagine. With NOFX’s Fat Mike
as producer, Down Side Up still showcases that punk rock influence that
OMM are known for, but it also expands the depth of their Bluegrass side.
OLD MAN MARKLEY softened us up with Guts n’ Teeth, and now they are
going in for the kill with Down Side Up. You best grab your dancin’ shoes.
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