The boys of Sanctum Sully hail from Asheville, N.C., but their music comes from a different space: The beer-stained bar stools where blues, rock and bluegrass swap stories and trade tall-tale tunes.
A polished five-piece acoustic unit that’s been voted one of Western North Carolina’s top three bluegrass bands for four years running, the members of Sanctum Sully grew up as fans of numerous genres before ultimately joining forces in 2008. With three-part harmonies, mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass, Sanctum Sully can certainly pull off a traditional bluegrass tune in style. But their blues-riffs, crowd-infecting energy and can’t-believe-it-covers make them something notably different and indisputably fun. They are a bluegrass band that rocks … hard.