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Scufflegrit

Guin, Alabama, United States | SELF

Guin, Alabama, United States | SELF
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“Scufflegrit is a duo consisting of two good old boys from North Alabama, Jared Chaffin and Matt Aston. Their new release, Lyin’, Stealin’, and Litterin’ also features Kacie Chaffin on vocal harmony and Mike Frye on drums. Jared Chaffin plays rhythm guitar and sings while Matt Aston plays lead guitar, bass, and harmonica as well as providing vocals. One of my favorite cuts on the CD is Fly. The boys blend some nice guitar work with smooth country style vocals for a pleasant listen. Guin is also a very good song about a small town. Aston’s bluesy guitar lead complements a smoky vocal. Southern Boys is a moonshine story about stealing from daddy’s still. Lyin’, Stealin’, and Litterin’ is front porch music, best enjoyed with a very cold beer on one of those very hot days that are commonplace in Alabama. The boys don’t break a lot of new ground with Lyin’, Stealin’, and Litterin’ but their music is an authentic slice of life that is unique to the Southern United States. That’s music that speaks to my roots and to my heart.”
- The Muses Muse


“Scufflegrit, formerly the Midnight Tokers from Jacksonville, Alabama have recently recorded their first album in Sheffield, AL. They aren’t currently playing live, as one[Matthew Aston] is stationed in the Army in New York and the rest of the band is in Alabama. After listening to the first song the hair on my arms was standing up as I appreciated the deeply rooted soul and talent of this band. The song “Southern Boys” has great harmonies and reminds me of songs from the feature film ”O’ Brother Where Art Thou”. The quality of the recordings is the best of the best which is a result of them recording at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Matthew Aston’s soothing and powerful vocals are a rare gift and he really delivers as does the rest of the band. They take me to the country, they take me to the South. Support these wonderfully talented musicians. I can’t wait to hear more! Stay tuned at http://www.myspace.com/scufflegrit." - Alabama Jam


Discography

(2009) Lyin', Stealin', and Litterin' : Track 7 Southern Boys, was voted 4th in the Hoss the Boss Song of the Month, and gets regular airplay in Corpus Christi, TX. The entire CD will soon be rotated on a show called CD of the Week, where the entire CD will be played on air. All the songs are on iTunes, Amazon, Myspace.com, Napster, and Last.fm for streaming play.

(2011) A Lot Like Me : Has sold more copies than their previous album and is Scufflegrit's first full length work. It can be found on most digital distributors online, and the physical copies can be purchased through CD Baby or Amazon.com.

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Scufflegrit was formed in a small northwestern Alabama town. While they attended college at Jacksonville State University they played around the area in bars and private parties. Recently one of the members (Matthew Aston) joined the US Army and is currently stationed in Fort Drum, NY while Jared is working in Birmingham, AL. They haven't been able to do shows lately, but are currently writing and recording music on their own. They plan on releasing their next Album in mid 2011. You can look for shows near you starting after January of 2011, when Aston returns from his tour of duty.