6 STRING DRAG returns after a brief 18 year lunch break with a bustin new record called “ROOTS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL” and then they play here to celebrate Saturday March 7th at 5pm in-store and then 9pm at Moe Joe Coffee. yessir.
February 14, 2015

“I’m so thrilled to get to see 6 String Drag again. They’re as great as ever. Like reconnecting with a long lost friend.” – Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

“SO are we, mister Patterson, so are we!” –gene

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After 18 years in hibernation, 6 String Drag is back with Roots Rock ‘N’ Roll. Cut mostly live to tape, the effort is equal parts slap-back swagger and openhearted honesty—a triumphant return that celebrates rock’s first golden age by virtue of the grace, wit and insight found in front-man Kenny Roby’s songwriting. Their new LP is an exhilarating reminder of all things real, pure, old school rock ‘n’ roll: Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Muddy Waters and Gene Vincent among its unabashed influences.

Saturday March 7…
in-store here store-side at 5pm
full gig 9pm @Moe Joe Coffee on Main Street.

“The songs I was writing in the months leading up to the recording session were about being teenagers, about hanging out and passing time in small towns. It was the result of revisiting some of my earliest rock ‘n’ roll influences. We all love The Beatles, The Stones, the psychedelic movement, but I was going back to the roots before that and soaking it all in heavily. I became a super-fan again, studying what made some of my favorites tick, both musically and lyrically,” says Roby. “We like to think this record was made in the spirit of one of our heroes, Doug Sahm. He did so many kinds of music that influenced him and wasn’t afraid to try to touch on the music that he loved.”

In the mid to late ’90s, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based 6 String Drag stood out as pioneers of the nascent alt-country movement, grinding it out in the clubs alongside Whiskeytown, Drive-By Truckers and Son Volt. The band’s Steve Earle-produced album, High Hat, remains an undisputed classic of its era. Battle-scarred and road-wizened

KENOSHA KID – guitar trio + 2 horns, no boundries. MAR 18, at 8pm right here.
February 13, 2015

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In Thomas Pynchon’s novel Gravity’s Rainbow, the Kenosha Kid is a maddeningly am-biguous figure: it might be a cowboy, or a dance, or a Sodium Amytal-induced hallucina-tion (or all of the above). Guitarist/composer Dan Nettles (who, by the way, has never been to Kenosha, WI) conceived his namesake band with similarly uncategorizable inten-tions. This Kenosha Kid might be an indie rock band, could be a modernist jazz ensemble, can probably be considered a jam band, and most definitely is all of the above.

All of those different identities emerge at different times (and, very often, several at once) on Kenosha Kid’s new album, Inside Voices, in stock now. “We have this wild, sprawling performance thing,” Nettles explains, “but the studio is an instrument. I knew the players that I was writing for could really craft something for a five-minute window that would be interesting to listen to all the way through but at the same time have moments of wild improvisation that work within those compositional ideas.”
The range of Nettles’ influences can be summarized by a song like “Map of the Universe,” which draws inspiration from both the classical guitar music of Cuban composer Leo Brouwer and from Sacred Songs, Daryl Hall’s little-known debut solo album produced by King Crimson mastermind Robert Fripp. The abstract funk of “Mushmouth” pays homage to both James Brown and Fat Albert’s Junkyard Gang; the

Tower of Song is a series of FREE CONCERTS at Horizon Records or in our adjoining Bohemian Cafe, truly a unique listening and performing experience for artists and audience.
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