Salt of the Earth has been a perennial favorite of ours and market-goers alike. We are excited to welcome them to the market again this Saturday.
A roots group with a straightforward and unassuming style, a sound that is stripped down to its core, and songs that come straight from within, Salt of the Earth formed in the spring of 2003.
The members are Lynne Reif on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Mike Schrand on bass, baritone guitar and vocals, Jake Brookman on cello, and Jim Hieger on lead acoustic guitars and banjo. Both Lynne and Mike have history playing and singing in the St. Louis-based Roots-Rock band Belle Starr (1996-2002). Jake is a classically trained cellist who has played in groups ranging from symphony orchestras to punk bands and Jim is a self-taught, all natural lead player with performance roots in the “jam band”circle. Salt of the Earth features original songwriting, which aims to chew on life in a heartfelt way, and spans the genres of pop, folk and blues. The group puts down rhythmic instrumental accompaniment complemented by rich melody and harmony lines.