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The best kept secret in music


"Music Monthly"

-The songs employ the well-worn traits of most jam bands:
jazzy guitars, rubbery bass lines, muscular drumming and peaceable, unpretentious vocals, all delivered with a tip of the hat to all things funky..."
-'Vocalist Phil Lehr is obviously a one-take guy. His conversational
delivery and ambiguous melodies are the mark of singer more concerned with the spirit of the moment than in capturing the perfect performance."
-"These every man songs are simple enough to appeal to musical tourists yet contain just enough soul to catch the ear of the Starbucks crowd, whose appetite for nonthreatening, urban sounds shows no signs of waning."
-"Sometimes is well-intentioned music which has all the ingredients
to make it a favorite among jamsters young and old. It's perfect for those long trips to the Outer Banks or entertaining a diverse mixture of co-workers at home.
- Review by Bob Frapples 2005

"Music Monthly"

-" I loved listening to Scrimshaw. They are an exciting young group of guys and the college crowds loves them."
-"I would definitely say that these guys are off the beatin path, but they project such warm feelings through their music, I liked them immediately."
-"They are upbeat, and that is an understatement. It's good time music, the kind you gotta groove to. They are really good live."

- Susan E. Mudd, publisher


SCRIMSHAW (Live Band/Music Review)
by Stash-Master on Friday, October 13, 2006

9:30 P.M. October 12th, 2006
Firestation 8 Bar and Cue
317 East Diamond Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Show Notes: Cool breeze on a hot summer day. This acoustic jam band has their shyt together in the greatest way. I was thoroughly impressed by their covers that were completely different. No need to compete with the originals when your version sounds like a brand new day. Notably the "What I Got" by Sublime cover was definitely different and great in it's self. As much as I am hardly a fan of Dave Matthews, I would say that the range of vocals(a wide range) might remind you of them (in the tiniest and only for reference purposes kind of way). So it would also make sense to sum it up by saying that each song left me feeling satisfied. I can't wait to see them play again next week and I bought their debut CD called "Sometimes" today so you know it's good stuff. (FYI-the CD is $15, good deal, believe me) PS-On the CDBaby page it says "the college crowd digs them" and that comment just does not do them justice. - the stash master


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Formed in 2004 and residing in Baltimore, Maryland, Scrimshaw delivers an eclectic brand of acoustic rock. Mixing elements of rock, funk, bluegrass, and celtic/world rhythms, Scrimshaw is hard to pigeonhole. A live Scrimshaw show is energetic and is enjoyed by a diverse crowd of all ages. Scrimshaw's members are Philip Lehr (acoustic guitar, vocals), Ryan Berg (electric lead guitar), Michael Berzenoff (bass Guitar), and Jamie Wilson (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Past venues include The 8x10, The Recher Theater, The White Marsh Avenue Summer Concert Series, The Johns Hopkins University Spring Fair, The Lauraville Festival, The Bayou Blues Cafe, The Johns Hopkins Spring Fair and The Firehouse Station Bar and Cue. Scrimshaw has released their debut CD, "SOMETIMES"