Suitcase Junket

Bands posing and playing music in Studio B
By Lauren Wasmund and Steel Wheels

Featuring Tuvan throat singing, a suitcase used as a bass drum with a box of bones and silverware, a baby shoe hitting a gas can, a circular saw blade, and a cook pot, the Suitcase Junket session from this past May was one of the most entertaining of the year.  You'll hear that session in this week's show plus the top-tier Americana band the Steel Wheels, who were here to perform songs from their album Over the Trees

Mulography - Anthony Mulcahy

Matt Lorenz, a.k.a. The Suitcase Junket, is a one-man-band of guitar & drums, plus an arsenal of instruments built of broken bottles, thrift store forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, salvaged instruments, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage. The New Englander is known for  his "lo-fi, low-tuned, low-down blast of end-times folk blues. Matt Lorenz ... incants and intones like a cross between Hound Dog Taylor and a Tuvan throat singer who has swallowed a bird.