Sauce releases new CD, Knuckle Deep

Sauce releases new CD, Knuckle Deep


Local hard rock band Sauce has officially announced the release date of their debut CD, entitled Knuckle Deep. They will debut their CD at a release party at their favorite bar, the North Main Tavern, 1419 N. Main St., corner of Auburn and North Main, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. Plenty of copies of Knuckle Deep will be available for sale, Sauce members will be on hand, and munchies will be provided.

Knuckle Deep is a 50-minute, all-original CD that was recorded at The Noise Chamber in the spring and summer of 2001. With the assistance of Joel Geist and Jimmy Johnson, Knuckle Deep displays a true group effort that combines hard rock, funk and Latin rhythms with solid melodies, interesting harmonies and arrangements that go far beyond “normal.”

“We’re very excited about this release. A lot of time and care was taken in the arrangement and overdub process to assure that this didn’t just sound like a demo. I really think that shows,” explained Sauce member Josh Johnson. “I believe that this release can open some valuable avenues for us.”

Sauce was formed in Rockford in 1997. Members include Mark Bartscher (vox, guitar), TJ Gwizdala (bass, vox), Josh Johnson (drums, vox) and Whitey West (guitar, vox). They have been together with no breaks or lineup changes since then.

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