|Toronto, ON Canada|
Similar To: The Band, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, The Black Keys
James da Mota and Devin Staple came together in 2010 to form the Old Salts, a moody folk and blues duo with a focus on sincere songwriting and soulful sound. da Mota is the vocalist, rhythm guitar, and key songwriter while Staple plays lead and slide guitar. Their debut EP, Blue Collar, explores the theme of honest and hardworking men, evoking rich and sometimes haunting images of a different time and a different way of life. In 2012, they were joined by two new members who brought their own method and style; Darren Eedens on banjo, and Matthew Karas on bass. Influenced by delta blues, folk and rock n√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ roll, the Old Salts work as a collaborative force to seamlessly blend genres and keep listeners engaged through their love of live performance.