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February 25, 2010

Sour Mash to release debut CD

For several years, the group known as Sour Mash has been considered as one of the most entertaining acts on the local music scene. However, the band has never had what it considered to be an official product to offer fans and potential fans until now.

Sour Mash will hold its long awaited CD release party starting at 9 p.m., Saturday, at the Star Bar on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont. Admission is $5 at the door and each person will receive a free copy of the band’s new album, “Fine Aged Spirits,” with paid entry. All ages are welcome.

Trevor Batson, vocalist and guitarist in Sour Mash, said the delay has actually been a blessing and has only serve to improve the disc.

“Altogether, it has taken us probably two years to make this record,” Batson said in a telephone interview. “But if it hadn’t taken as long as it did, then it wouldn’t be as good as it is. The delay in recording really let Joey (Lynn) and Ryan (Gist) grow into the band.”

Batson, along with drummer George Brown, are founding members of Sour Mash. The group went through a minor transformation in early 2009 and added second guitarist Ryan Gist, along with new bassist Joey Lynn III. The change in personnel “fattened” the band’s sound and added a new dimension of versatility to Sour Mash.

“Our style of music is very different from just about all of the bands in Southeast Texas,” Batson added. “I think a lot of that is the ‘jam band’ thing we have going on now. It has also been better for us because we’ve had been able to play shows with bands of other styles, whereas some bands couldn’t do that.”

Batson said there is no hidden meaning behind the album title “Fine Aged Spirits.” In fact, he considers it a tribute to the band’s persistence and longevity.

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