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Skribe plays an oil can called a canjo-zookie. It’s an eight-string guitar with a biting, blues-y rasp. Skribe’s got the voice (and the old-school Cadillac) to match. Accompanying himself on the suitcase-kick and hi-hat, Skribe’s “M.I.Y.” is a barn-burning roots number.
~ Ben Naddaff-Hafrey NPR

If Chris Stapleton can find a way to win four CMA Awards in 2015, then maybe there’s hope that the country community will be smart and adopt SKRIBE and his oil-can “canjo-zookie” too. With gauged ears and a suitcase for a kick-drum, he’s exactly the kind of phoenix a burning-alive country industry needs right now.
-Bryce Rudow Editor in Chief at Random Nerds

They call it "garage folk," perhaps because the music is crafted without any more polish than it needs to showcase the allure of its soulfully delivered down-to-earth lyrics. The focus of Skribe's sound is rhythmic acoustic strumming and plucking with emphatic vocals that epitomize the musical landscape of the area's small-town city feel. Oh yeah, and the kazoo. Who knew you could elevate a quasi-irritating kid's birthday party favor to a desirable sounding musical instrument?!
~Lindsay Bolin Lowery - Visit Annapolis / LBo Craft

Skribe travels from town to town in a blue hearse spreading his own blend of garage folk: An unpretentious soulful sub-genre that draws from roots Americana & the 60's garage rock spirit. You may have seen skribe at Rhythm n Blooms Fest 2015 (Knoxville, TN) or the mainstage at FloydFest 2015. *skribe proudly plays Merican Canjos & Kazoobie Kazoos!


"an eclectic, ultra smooth blend of earthy, gritty, modern folk music for the soul from the soul. A band that I can work and drink to all day."
~ Katch 1 Natural Koncept

In 2009, Skribe broke into the Maryland folk scene with a rusty crowbar & released a soundtrack of 14 growly mantras – Doin’ The Dirt. A raw do-it-yourself guide to garage folk.Skribe’s non-stop live presence has ignited musical collaborations with the areas most skilled musicians & generated a cultured following. This amazing scene helped crowdfund & launch skribe’s recent 12″ LP. The fine tuned production of ‘Less Is More’ showcases the artists’ growth & raw soulful dynamic. Whatever the fidelity, skribe’s blooming creative career should not be considered a rolling stone…it’s a boulder.
~Brite Winter 2014

skribe is a down to earth, no frills garage folk outfit out of maryland making solid good time tunes, for whatever good times means to you....a somewhat lofi approach with catchy melodies and what i imagine to be a rowdy live show. 'less is more' is their latest album.
~The modern Folk Music Of America www.themodernfolk.net

You can hear more soul in one line from Skribe than many mainstream artists can muster in an entire career. More than any artist on the album, Skribe knows exactly how his voice and guitar are meant to fit together.
~ Matthew Edward on Skribe (on FSWS mixtape) The Hard Times Magazine 07/28/2011

General Info

Band Members
aaron - guitar/banjo/vocals uncle ben - crossbow ben bays - percussion
Artist Name
Profile Page
Active Since
Folk / Garage / rock

Contact Info

Severna Park, MD
aaron yealdhall

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