Beginning their musical journey in 2001, the band was born out of individuals who each followed a disparate path to the music that would become their common ground. For once in their lives, music had simply become a means to have fun. As the band began playing more frequently and to larger audiences, they decided that they should give the crowds something to take home so they recorded their first album, 2004's "A Good Time To Be Had". Recorded live in the studio, the album succeeded in capturing the looseness and inclusiveness that were a staple of their live show.
Running on the strength of this first album, the band began making road trips to ply their trade in other towns all over the Midwest, making friends and fans in every town they played. They demanded attention by showing up in suits, standing on barstools, screaming for sing-alongs, playing shows in the street after the bars were closed. They will do anything to make sure their audience never forgets their time at a Salt Miners' show.
After some line-up shifts, the band set out to capture its newly focused direction. The result was 2005's "Dressed For Excess". This is to be the true document of The Salt Miners. Collecting some live favorites and some songs that are seeing their first light with its release, the album is a slick, well-dressed collection of fourteen songs that will ring in your head for a long time to come. The band continues to expand its audience through relentless performing to an increasing number of towns and enthusiastic crowds.
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1. Columbus Stockade Blues
3. Grand Am Girl
4. Freight Train
5. Girl Of Mine
7. Roll Down The Line
9. San Francisco Bay Blues
10. Not Waiting
11. Hell On Earth
12. When That Old Lid Closes In On Me
13. Rough Times
14. Y'all Come