The Salt Street Skinny EP by The Bushmen, is now streaming (links to listen below) and available on CD for as little as $1. The Bushmen performed in and around (my hometown of) Rittman Ohio in the 1960s while its members were in high school. 60 years after first playing along to Beatles’ albums on homemade cardboard guitars, The Bushmen now have their very own record. Written by frontman Jim Ullman (my dad), “Salt Street Skinny” is an ode to lead guitarist Larry Griffin. Recorded after the passing of drummer Jack Ullman (my uncle) in 2023, bassist Ronnie “Oz” Osburn pulls double duty—playing Jack’s Pearl drum set on the title track. Jack sings lead vocals on the Vince Gill tune “Liza Jane” and Kenney Chesney cover “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” and producer Brian Ullman (my brother) adds everything from lead guitar to ukulele, helping The Bushmen sound every bit as vital in their seventies as they did when they first formed as teenagers.
Live (color) photos by Matt Jackson
Live (black-and-white 2013) photo by Kira Cristina
Recording and street photo by Brian Ullman
Links to the EP on all the streaming sites - https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/thebushmen/salt-street-skinny