Poor Man's Whiskey Performs "Darkside of the Moonshine" - "A Bluegrass interpretation of Dark Side of the Moon"
Northern California's outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals world wide. This "High-Octane Hootenanny" will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin good time. Poor Man's Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans.
PMW has released 6 studio albums, "Like a River", released in 2012, "Goodbye California" (2011), "Dark Side of the Moonshine" (a double disk set featuring original music as well as the bluegrass interpretation of the Pink Floyd classic album) (2009), "Roadside Attraction"(2005), "Train to California" (2003), and "Hunnerd Proof"(2002).
Notable festivals and shows: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Byron Bay Blues and Roots Music Festival (Australia), High Sierra Music Festival, Wakarusa Music Festival, Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival, Kate Wolf Music Festival, The Fillmore, SF; Harmony Festival; Strawberry Music Festival; The Great American Music Hall; Dead on the Creek, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, The Summer Meltdown, Las Tortugas; the finals of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and many more.
Doors 7 pm | Music 8 pm
Rachael Yamagata has been called 'the troubadour of heartbreak' by the press and fans are drawn to her ability to 'turn emotion into song'. She's got the old soul singer songwriter essence that calls upon Todd Rundgren, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, The Carpenters and Elton John and sonically gravitates towards the darker stylings of Nick Cave, Tom Waits, P.J. Harvey and Danny Elfman.
She hits the road again this fall stripping it down to a more intimate show – expect strings, seated venues and wine – all in support of her 2012 independent release 'Chesapeake' and a new as yet untitled EP of 'darker fair – some lush with strings and others stark with vulnerability'. Guest appearances include Liz Phair and Madi Diaz along with Mike Viola (of the Candy Butchers, 'Get Him to The Greek', 'That Thing You Do').
She's toured with the above as well as The Swell Season, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, Sara Bareilles, Adam Cohen, opened for David Gray solo at Madison Square Garden, been the guest of Pete Townsend's In the Attic Series, and shared the stage at Carnegie Hall with R.E.M. and Patti Smith. Recently she's played with Steve Earle for a Woody Guthrie tribute show alongside Allen Toussaint and The Wood Brothers after her own headlining tours for the past 8 months throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. Her collaborations have included songs with Jason Mraz, Mandy Moore, Dan Wilson, Katherine McPhee and she's lent vocals to the works of Rhett Miller, Bright Eyes, Dave Matthews, Ray LaMontagne and Ryan Adams etc.
Doors 8 pm | Show 9 pm
Sarah Jarosz's music — from her own original material to her exquisite interpretations of songs by others — seems to exist outside any frame of reference, managing to weave time-honored tradition with a bold, adventurous spirit of discovery and independence. Growing up in Wimberley, Texas, Sarah, a singer from an early age,was 9 years old when she received a mandolin for Christmas.
Spurred on by a weekly jam session near her hometown, she worked tirelessly to learn the instrument, picking up clawhammer banjo and guitar along the way. Shortly after turning 11, Sarah traveled to her first bluegrass gathering outside of Texas, the respected Rockygrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado, and over the next several years she earned a reputation as something of a young phenom, traveling the festival circuit and channeling the traditions of her musical elders while aspiring to the creative heights of her heroes as well.
Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm
Los Angeles based Singer/Songwriter Cameron Rafati, began his musical journey at the age of twelve when he picked up his uncle's dusty guitar only to stumble through his adolescence playing pizza parlors and talent shows. Playing up until college, he decided to leave music for the corporate world to pay off his college debts. However, with real feelings derived from disappointment and life's trials on the road selling door to door, he began writing songs between meetings and work hours. Soon, living a double life could no longer be done and he quit his job--Never to return.
Building upon hard knox and experience, Cameron has learned to leave nothing in the tank. In symphonies of strings alleviated with gripping percussion, vulnerable quiver, and husky belt, Cameron's voice hammers atop modern layered musicality with Motown muscle and old school vigor.
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Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside's new record 'Untamed Beast' (Partisan Records, 2/19) is a visceral rock and roll romp. Like a "cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Waits" (Mashable) Sallie has established herself as one of the most powerful female voices in indie rock. Ford and her group - Tyler Tornfelt (upright bass), Ford Tennis (drums), and Jeffrey Munger (lead guitar) - recorded the album's 11 tracks with Adam Landry and Justin Collins (Deer Tick, Middle Brother) at Jackpot! Studios in the band's hometown of Portland, Oregon. The band will preview tracks from the new album with an NYC performance during APAP on January 11 at Rockwood Music Hall, 7pm.
On the new album the band creates a powerful statement on finding freedom through defying conformity. Through clever (often racy) turns of phrase, Sallie twists traditional notions of gender and genre. She says "it's time for a girl to infiltrate the boys world of rock n roll and grab it by the balls. To me rock n roll isn't a genre, it's an energy." From the exuberantly sexy "Do Me Right" to the free-spirited cry of "Party Kids," 'Untamed Beast' has a lust for life.
'Untamed Beast' is the follow up to 2011's 'Dirty Radio' (Partisan Records) which Brooklyn Vegan called "phenomenal and monumental." In 2011 Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside made their national television debut on Letterman, were one of the most talked about new performers at Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Fest and Bumbershoot, and were championed by Jack White and The Avett Brothers.
Doors 7 pm | Show 8 pm
Unlike the previous three albums by alt-country five-piece band Micky and the Motorcars, the group — this go-around — had plenty of time to prepare for NAIVE. During recording sessions on the past discs, says front man-lead vocalist Micky Braun, "if a good gig came up, we had to leave the studio."
Now established as one of the best-drawing bands on the lucrative Texas Music circuit, Micky and the Motorcars had plenty of time to make NAIVE (Smith Entertainment; July 29, 2008), accumulating a large stockpile of songs before members even entered Austin's Cedar Creek Studios.
"We had a good amount of time off, so we did a lot of rehearsal, working up different arrangements and trying to figure out the right way to play them," says Braun. "That was kind of grueling, but it worked out."
Doors 8 | Show 9
The core of any rock band worth their salt is a deep respect for the fundamentals – a feel that's redolent of the scare-the-parents, back country, wild juke joint origins – and an abiding drive to carve out one's own unique territory. The friction between these impulses is where good things happen, and it's the place San Francisco's The Stone Foxes - Shannon Koehler (drums, harp, vocals), Aaron Mort, (bass, guitar, vocals), Spence Koehler (lead guitar, vocals) & Elliott Peltzman (Rhodes, organ, piano) - have resided since their 2008 debut, young men dedicated to keeping rock engaged and succulently alive.
"The best classic rock bands are all anomalies. They got away with doing things that hadn't been done before even if they started playing basic blues. It's when they started experimenting that they took on their own identities," says Aaron. "We're trying to do the same thing. You have to, and it feels like something that had to happen and happened very naturally."
"You do what the song needs you to do. That's how this band does it," says Shannon. "Hell, that's how The Band did it! You can go back to Muddy Waters and further for examples of this. With us, there's this filter of blues and roots that we've created by soaking up that music, and when we write everything gets put through that filter. It comes out as who we are today, but everything we do goes through that filter, this cultural fuzzbox."
Doors 8 | Show 9
"I've always thought of the BoDeans as a truly American band," says Kurt Neumann, the founder, primary writer and frontman of the veteran Milwaukee-based group. "We were blue-collar kids straight out of the heartland-how could we be anything else? 'Roots rock' was a label I fought when I was younger, but I came to realize that if by 'roots' you meant blues, rock, country and soul all slammed together into one sound, then I'd say yes-that is the sound of American-made music."
Neumann fully embraces that notion on American Made, the BoDeans' eleventh album. Its dozen songs are laced through with strands of indigenous roots elements-Heartland hoedown folk ("American," with guest Jake Owen spinning out the guitar solo), Celtic-rooted mountain music ("Walk Through This World," "Flyaway"), zydeco ("Everything You Wanted"), Southern roadhouse soul ("Don't Bring Me Down"), Chicago blues ("Shake the Fever") and 100-proof roots rock ("All the World"). These tracks are played with heartfelt emotion as well as jaw-dropping skillfulness by the band-Neumann on vocals and guitars, original member Michael Ramos (Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp) on keyboards and accordion, longtime BoDeans bassist Ryan Bowman and new member Warren Hood, a fiddle/violin virtuoso from Austin.
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