Thursday, September 9th
The Rickshaw Stop $10
155 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA
Seaweed Sway and Ginger Murray present a night of four acts that are taking old style Americana and bringing it right into the 21st century. Mosquitas in Yo’ Grill is a celebration of all that is bluegrass, fiddle funk, Fab folk, and rock rippin’. Like fireflies in a jar, empty dusty roads, rusted fenders, late nights on a porch where the willows weep and the hot air smells of honeysuckle and gasoline. This show will rock your w…orld.
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Buxter Hoot’n~ Psychadelic Americana blues, this band defies all genres. Hot, high energy and full of soul, they will grab your guts by the throat, wrangle em’ down and while doing it put a grin on your face wider than any desert sky. Their style is unique but never ironic and consummate musicians are they all. It is a joy just to watch them get down as it is sheer love of music that drives them.
Buxter Hoot’n’s homegrown sound had its start in America’s heartland, in Indiana, where brothers, Vince and Jimmy Dewald grew up and played music before moving to San Francisco. Songwriter, Vince Dewald, has since put together an ever-growing catalogue of songs that is both lyrically poignant and stylistically diverse.
From virtuosic violin and guitar riffs to guttural lyrical poetry in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt, Buxter Hootâ€™n sets itself apart by combining rock ‘n roll musical complexity and intricate harmonies with traditional backporch roots and soul. Living and working together since the creation of the band they have created a cohesive and familial sound you can hear in the music and see on the stage.
Ben Andrews, lead guitarist and violinist, is one of the best young multi-instrumentalists in rock music and performs with that rare, fiery brilliance that can take over an audience in a moment. Drummer, Jeremy Shanok adds rhythmic sophistication and improvisation that often brings the band interplay to ecstatic heights. Vocalist, Melissa Merrill, is a star in her own right. Her blues soaked country vocals are instantly recognizable and uniquely her own. Vince Dewald’s provocative vocals and guitar work, along with Jimmy Dewald’s explorative bass style, perfectly completes the soulful, musical-stew that is Buxter Hoot’n.
Their first album, Here in America, released in 2007 was hailed by RELIX MAGAZINE as having “the independent rawness and creative brilliance that leads to a cult classic.” Their new album, In Another Life, is a complete next step for the band. Recorded on the same 2-inch tape machine owned and used by The Grateful Dead to record their classic 1987 album, In the Dark, In Another Life, “is heavy with stellar musicianship and delivers a potent message… Buxter Hoot’n is single-handedly redefining contemporary Americana music and is the voice of their generation.” (Ammuse WordPress, NY)
Emily Bonn & The Vivants – Largely inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honky-tonk country and western swing, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music, shining up dusty melodies with modern arrangements. They recently returned from a Spring tour of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, where they had audiences dancing from Amsterdam to Paris promoting
Bonn’s debut CD, Songs from Alabama Street, a mixture of original foot stompin’ tunes about riots, hollers and hopping train cars.
In former incarnations, Emily performed in San Francisco subway stations, Belgian prisons, Appalachian corner stores, and at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. As a former member of the critically acclaimed country band The Whoreshoes, she shared stages with the legendary rockabilly singer, Wanda Jackson, Old Crow Medicine Show and Devil Makes Three.
Here are a few things music critics are saying about Emily Bonn:
“Bonn has a charismatic old school country vocal you just don’t hear any more outside the phony imitations of the plastic-coated reverb-drenched Nashville scene.” — Americana UK
“Bonn breaks new ground as a musician on upbeat tunes like “Big Apple” & “Accidental Stomp”, finger-picking guitar ballad “RC Cola”, the swinging “Georgia Johnny” and the rapid dueling banjo/fiddle song “Lazy Gal”. These are catchy and brilliant original songs that capture the roots of bluegrass, country and oldtime music.” — altcountryforum.nl
Musically, the starting point for songs is bluegrass, but she always manages to give every song its own identity by delivering a pinch of cajun, country, folk and swing to add. Thus begins the record, with authentic accompanIment by washboard on the Cajun song “Riot At The Rite Spot”, the highlight of this album immediately.” — Rootstime.be
Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band ~ Hailing from West Virginia, these on tour cats have that true sound many try to copy, but they take that old string, raw wood beat and give an authenticity not seen in a long time. They kick ass but they’ll give you a kiss and maybe a piece of pie afterwards. That is if if you wouldn’t rather have a good mud wrassle in the backyard and eat fried chicken in a tree. “Our Music is writen to create a relationship with the listener, in the end relationships are the core of our musical inspiration… relationships with people, music, and places.” Indeed.
Kamp Camille ~ They describe themselves as “guy/girl duo bliss.” And they are. Songwriters Nathan Hughes and Chantelle Tibbs met while Nathan was performing in San Francisco. Off stage Chantelle complimented Nathan on how wiggly his knees are and the creme of collaborations was born. Two voices that were meant to be together under any circumstances. They are Americana Folk full of tall terrible tales, ambient passion, emotive smoke filled mirrors, rainwashed train windows and just a touch of moth flutter. For a little romp through the lives of cops, whores, one armed men, petrified poets and wayward woman listen deeply to their words beneath music that swells, plucks and will ultimately leave you hazy, summer day dreaming.
Nathan Hughes…co lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
Chantelle Tibbs…co lead vocals, various instruments
Kenan O’Brien…Upright Bass
Hoan Ton-That…Lead Guitar
Nathan Heintz…Keys. http://www.myspace.com/kampcamille#ixzz0v7t4ps4J