21+ / $10 cover
Doors 8 p.m. / Show 8:30 p.m.
Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys:
Jonathan Byrd is an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become Americana favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd “one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.”
Multi-instrumentalist Johnny Waken cut his teeth on electric guitar in Pittsburgh with rock legend Norm Nardini, opening for The Blues Brothers Band on their Red, Hot & Blue tour in 1992. After taking a few years away from music, Johnny is back at it with the Pickup Cowboys.
Austin McCall is a drummer of all trades, having played with such diverse acts as Senegalese griot Diali Cissokho, new indie duo Violet Bell, and international theater troupe Paper Hand Puppet Intervention. Austin uses all his modes to support Jonathan Byrd’s diverse catalog of songs and Johnny Waken’s instrumental antics.
Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. With their new album Pickup Cowboy (2018), they have brought a bold new set of working-class anthems to Americana fans, and a spirit-raising show to back it up.
Black River Revue:
Black River Revue is a group of friends from Superior, Wisconsin and Duluth, Minnesota who share a love for all different genres of music. Using a bluegrass instrumentation, they’ve crafted an energetic Americana sound all their own.
FFO: Pert Near Sandstone, Trampled By Turtles, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, The Big Wu, White Iron Band and Primus
Jake Ingamar (full band):
Jake Ingamar, 25, is an indie singer-songwriter and pedal steel player out of Fargo, ND. His distinctive sound has drawn comparisons to Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan and The Tallest Man On Earth.