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by Junkboat

Junkboat is Northern Minnesota's premier Americana-pop group. Consisting of Germaine Gemberling on lead vocals, Rich Mattson on guitars, Al Schroeter on bass, and David K. Loy on the drums, this is a veritable MN supergroup with plenty of history & hooks!
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sink or Swim
3:29 album only
2. It Ain't Wrong
3:37 album only
3. Kerosene
4:17 album only
4. Meathook
3:26 album only
5. 3 Strikes
3:25 album only
6. Through the Ice
2:39 album only
7. Honeybee
4:27 album only
8. Full Speed Ahead
3:47 album only
9. Mean Way
2:49 album only
10. Waiting for Tomorrow
2:34 album only
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Album Notes
From Minnesota’s Iron Range, the pine and lake country that Bob Dylan still quietly returns to, comes Junkboat. Junkboat’s Americana, Pop-Rock stew includes Classic Country’s lonely days and lonely nights, Rockabilly’s ass-shaking catharsis, Punk’s defiance and (perhaps most surprising) 60’s California Pop. Their dark, earthy guitars, in the pocket rhythm section and kitten with claws vocals are the polar opposite of the current crop of emaciated Country waifs. I believe Duane Eddy, X and Wanda Jackson would approve.

The band consists of: Germaine Gemberling (lead vocals, acoustic guitars and songwriting), Rich Mattson (lead guitars, background vocals and production), Al Schroeter (bass) and David K. Loy (drums). Over the past twenty-five years these four musicians have individually played in some of the Twin Cities best bands, including: SMUT, Shotgun Daisy, Ol’ Yeller, The Glenrustles, Otto’s Chemical Lounge, Blue Hippos, Widgets, and (the legendary) Urban Guerrillas. The bottom line is that they've all paid their dues and are simply doing this out of their all-consuming love of Rock and Roll.

Is there anything else you'd like to know? If you are, like me, a fan of American music, Junkboat might be the house band in the backwoods roadhouse of your dreams. The creaky structure is surrounded by Harleys and muscle cars and is a little intimidating to walk into. Will you wake up in an unfamiliar place? It’s possible, but it’s even more likely that you'll have a ball dancing and partying with the locals. Welcome to Junkboat.



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