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Los Pinguos - Hot Argentine Folk Groove Band
Saturday September 21, 7 pm
$21 advance / $24 day of show
Los Pinguos combine Latin rhythms, performed with Spanish guitars, bass and harmonizing vocals. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, these five guys have been called the "Latin Beatles" by the Los Angeles Times. Join us for a fun, upbeat evening of Latin rhythms, reggae, rumba flamenca and rock!
Los Pinguos' music has appeared on TV shows like The Shield and The L Word, in movies such as Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson's Imagining Argentina, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and two of their songs were included in Katherine Heigl's movie The Ugly Truth.
The Easy Leaves with opener Trevor McSpadden - Country, the lean Bakersfield sound
Saturday September 28, 7 pm
$17 advance / $21 day of show
Usually a duo, the Easy Leaves appear as a full band for this concert.
When some folks talk of country music - or any genre, for that matter - there's sometimes a tendency to over-generalize. For some, country means the watered-down-power-pop-with-a-touch-of-twang that dominates the airwaves. The Easy Leaves' debut album, American Times, is most definitely country music, but it's colored and enriched by many thoroughly integrated influences. The Leaves' harmonies are resplendent with echoes of the great "brother" acts of country music: The Louvins, Everlys, and Glasers.
The one aspect almost all songs on this collection share is the leanness of that Bakersfield sound, as defined by an engaging, cracking beat; the resolute twang of electric six-strings, the midnight-lonesome whine of a pedal steel guitar, and heartfelt singing with both the singer's heart and beer stains on his sleeve for the world to see. It's that relatively unadorned rawness that cuts across generations and genres. "I love music that has a sense of place: Memphis soul, Texas swing, conjunto, Delta blues," said Carducci. "Each one of those styles conveys a lot about the history of its place of origin. Bakersfield is one of those sounds, one of the signature sounds of California. There is a classic quality in the rhythm and instrumentation that kind of captures that spirit of a crowded honky-tonk [barroom]."
Trevor McSpadden was raised in the Texas Hill Country and seasoned in the clubs of Chicago, and is a genuine honky tonk song and dance man. He spent five years as the lead singer of Chicago's most beloved country band, The Hoyle Brothers, before taking to the road as a solo act. Now working out of Southern California, McSpadden is making the most of his West Coast residency.
The Easy Leaves - Crack Another Bottle [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Wood & Wire - Grammy nominated bluegrass
Friday October 4, 8 pm
$18 advance / $22 day of show
Wood & Wire's 2018 GRAMMY Nominated album for "Best Bluegrass", North of Despair ( Blue Corn Music), is populated with songs by people like songwriter Tony Kamel's own grandfather, who built the family's hunting lodge in Llano, Texas with his own two hands. The characters on the album live large, and aren't afraid to share their opinions about the modern world. This kind of vivid, haunting songwriting focused on lives spent deep in the countryside is a hallmark of Texas songwriting. But it's the melding of this hard country songwriting with high-octane bluegrass instrumentation that makes for Wood & Wire's signature sound. Artists like John Hartford have trod this ground before, mixing up great songs, bluegrass virtuosity, and a strong sense of place, and Wood & Wire aim to pave the way for Austin's roots scene, bursting out of the giant expanses of the state with a fully-fledged vision for a new Texan sound. On North of Despair, they bring the ferocity of their live shows to the studio, whipping through barn-burning anthems about hard people in hard times.
Jimbo Mathus featuring Matt Patton (of Drive By Truckers) - Edgy Americana - new album release "Incinerator"
Saturday October 5, 7 pm
$24 advance / $28 day of show
Jimbo Mathus has blazed a singular path as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and shaman for 40 years, recording and releasing more than 300 songs that are a testament to his hoodoo craftsmanship and to the sounds, sights and spirits of his inspirations in the deep South. His new album, Incinerator, which debuted is the epitome of that art - an incendiary reflection of his world in music. Mathus describes the 11 songs on Incinerator as "a huge tapestry of my experiences, hard work and dedication to living a creative life. I really took stock of what I do and why I do it ... why I weave stories and dreams and visions I have into songs. And I tried to squeeze every bit of meaning out of every note and every word I wrote and recorded. It's impossible to separate this album from me. This is who I am." Bronson Tew and Drive-By Truckers bassist Matt Patton (with Mathus for the Sutter Creek Performance) handled production of Incinerator.
Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers and "innerplanetary honky-tonk" for the masses. Jimbo Mathus remains a rising-star powerhouse that feeds the soul. As Dickinson would say, 'If you don't like this, there is seriously something wrong with you.'"
In addition to producing albums for J.D. Wilkes, Shinyribs, Ironing Board Sam, and many others, Mathus has a discography as a solo artist and bandleader that's more than 20 titles deep.
He is also a member of the South Memphis String Band, with Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart, and his many session credits include recordings with Buddy Guy, Samantha Fish, and Amy LaVere. These days, when Mathus is at home in Mississippi's hill country and Delta, he also leads a local blues band called Dirty Crooks.