Sunday, 20 July 2014

Pawn Shop Gold

This is the band's sophomore studio effort, following their 2012 release (Pretty Enough - EP). This album was written in its entirety by members of the band, and is a songwriter/americana driven record with a couple of mid-tempo rockers along the way.

Pawn Shop Gold formed in early 2011 after frontman, Jason Bednorz, released his debut solo album (What You Never Said). In February of 2011, after Jason had played a string of happy hour gigs at Billy's Ice in New Braunfels, venue owner, Nick Sisoian, told Bednorz he was booking him a headlining gig on April 28th, and he'd better have a band by then. The rest is history.

The band was made up of a group of guys that Jason had met during his time in San Marcos, and the band's name comes from the first cover song that they learned...a Slaid Cleaves and Rod Picott tune called Broke Down. The opening line is "Sherry had a pawn shop band of gold..."