Sans Abri

Sans Abri

The literal translation of "Sans Abri" is "without shelter." The French use it as a term for "homeless." In late 2011, Josh Erwin and Michael Paynter found themselves with a handful of new songs that didn't have a home in Packway Handle Band, the acclaimed bluegrass-based group from Athens, GA, that they co-founded. When the two began writing songs that didn't lit comfortably in their band's repertoire, it was obvious that they needed another outlet for their collaborations. Using a cajon to loop live drum beats and alternately adding acoustic and... more