Shotgun Sawyer is a new, three piece blues-rock band from Auburn
featuring David Lee on drums, Brett (the Butcher) Sanders on bass,
and Dylan Jarman for vocals and lead guitar. Their musical style is
best described as a heavy, authentic, modern approach to the raw
Delta Blues style. Influences range from old blues masters like
Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, British Invasion Rock & Rollers Led
Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and the Seattle Grunge greats
Soundgarden and Nirvana.
Brett and Dylan have been friends since childhood, and have played
music together for several years. They never thought their
experiments had any potential until David accepted an invitation to sit
in on a jam session in January. With the three of them together, new
ideas, possibilities, and ambition simultaneously sparked. Three days
later, Shotgun Sawyer played an open mic, covering Led Zeppelin
after the practiced material had been exhausted. Since then, the
boys have played in San Francisco punk shows, Lake Tahoe rock
jams, and everywhere in between.
Shotgun Sawyer brings a new age energy to classic rock swagger
and their live performances are excitingly energetic. Their contagious
riffs carry the audience through fast-paced euphoria, to heavy
grinding grooves, and back again.