The Builders and The Butchers recently released their album Hell & High Water, and to celebrate the release, they made public a video where they play three of the songs from the 12 track collection from a “floating garage”. This “Boathouse Session” is acoustic, but also gives you a good idea of what to expect from some of their live shows, which are currently underway.

The album had a long history, since after laying down the initial studio drum tracks with Badman label head Dylan Magierek for the album in February 2020, the band was forced to create remotely, which was a massive challenge, and pushed the band “way past its usual comfort zone”.  

Multi-instrumentalist Ray Rude and Engineer Edgar McCrae, molded and formed the album over the course of 2020, and they feel “hopefully made something that reflects the struggle, the pain, as well as some really amazing moments from the past year”.

The Builders have scheduled their first US and Europe tours (details coming soon!) in several years to support their latest release Hell & High Water.  They say that they “hope to make music that brings people together for many years to come”. 

TOUR DATES

May 13, 2022 Detroit, MI – Small’s

May 14, 2022 Chicago, IL – Chop Shop

June 9, 2022 Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern

June 10, 2022 Portland, OR – Polaris Hall

June 11, 2022 Sheridan, OR – Roshambo Art Farm
June 24, 2022 Los Gatos, CA – The Treehouse
June 25, 2022 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
June 26, 2022 Mariposa, CA – The Grove House