5 Cent Coffee: Bourbon and Beans (2008)
01. My Baby
03. John The Revelator
04. Devil Woman
05. Six Foot Two
07. Chocolate Jesus
08. Two Bottles
10. Birmingham Jail
11. Came Down From The Mountain
14. Cane Cutter
Doodles LaRue – melodeon, washboard, chain, kazoo, ukulele, vocals;
Smitty ‘Spitshine’ Delacroix – ukulele, banjo-uke, guitar, washboard, megaphone, vocals;
Slick McCoy – bass, baritone ukulele, vocals
5 Cent Coffee is an eclectic trio dedicated to organic old fashioned sound; an amalgamation of a by-gone nation, mixed with the fresh scent of a smile or the wail of a lament.
Ukulele driven original material with stand up bass and melodeon – throw in a washboard, a kazoo – some junk, an old shoe, wear a grumpy hat, cry a tear or two, and you’re there by the side of an old dusty highway…
We are Neo-Skiffle Junkyard Blues, with howling vocals; sometimes a sad accordion wails, sometimes your toe taps to a twang.
Moody and candy-like, we write songs that cast you back into another time.
We are inspired by sounds as diverse as the clang and thump of old jug and skiffle bands and early 20th century American music to Kurt Weill and Lottie Lenya to Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and the Tiger lillies.
We are: Smitty “Spitshine” Delacroix, Ukulele, Banjo-Uke, Guitar, Washboard, Megaphone, Vox; Doodles LaRue, Melodeon (Ms. LaRue is proud that the button accordion she plays was signed by the Tigerlillies) Washboard, Chain, Kazoo, Ukulele, Vox; Slick Macoy, Bass, Baritone Ukulele, Vox
We sound something like: Tom Waits, Rube Waddell, the Tiger Lillies, Mark Growden, Bingo, Tin Men, Charles Bukowski, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Dresden Dolls, Blind Willie Johnson, Lotte Lenya, Leadbelly.