4 past events with the country blues tag

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Nov 11, 2010


  • New Folk: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem 7:30pm to 12:42pm @ Pruis Hall, Ball State University
    Cost: $5 to $22 (see below)

    Wicked grooves, sublime lead singing, great harmonies, sparkling original songs, and a deep repertoire that spans 200 years of American music. That's Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, four people who share an irresistible chemistry on stage. Don't miss your chance to see them live at Pruis Hall this Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $17 (in advance) and $5 for youth & BSU students. BSU faculty/staff buy one adult, get one free.

    Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem is an unusually gleeful string band that celebrates both tradition and improvisation and that stumps the categorizers. (Are they an agnostic gospel band? A homeopathic bluegrass band? Are they crazy?).

    The Boston Globe described it as "neo old-timey with cosmopolitan splashes of contemporary pop and jazz." It's an exuberant mix of musical idioms, held together by superb musicianship, impeccable taste, and the band's charismatic vocals. A stage show dips into country blues, vintage swing, modern songwriter fare, and Appalachian fiddle tunes and songs. It's a bracing fusion: listen to Arbo deliver Bessie Jones' version of "O Death" accompanied by fat, bluesy guitar solos and a groove that owes allegiance to the Meters, and you'll see. This is a band that picks up what's lying around "from tin cans to traditional music" and creates something new.

    Click here to listen to tracks from their Big Old Life CD or here to visit the event page.

    General Admission: $17 (advance)/$22 (door); $5 youth (18 & under) & BSU students. BSU faculty/staff buy one adult, get a second free.

    For information call 285-1539.

Jun 19, 2011


  • Scott H. Biram 9pm to 12:42pm @ The Lafayette Brewing Company 622 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

    Sunday June 19th, 2011
    Show starts at 9:00pm
    $10 in ADV $12 DOS call 765-742-2591
    A Mom&Pop Production
    Most one-man bands are one-trick ponies. One riff, one sound, one gimmick, one bucket, whatever. Not Scott H. Biram. The man can and will throw down some feral, amped-up Delta blues just as easily as a stone cold country weeper that'll get the girls all dewy-eyed with faith and desire, or even a heavy metal field hollerwith the emphasis on holler. He can and will hold an audience rapt when he sings from the bottom of his boots about what it takes to get saved and how he'll end up blowing the deal.
    Austin TX's self-proclaimed Dirty Old One-Man Band's third album for Bloodshot is profane and tender, alluring and frightening, and while such intensely polarizing forces would tear a lesser man apart, Scott appears to revel in the tug of war. With his '59 Gibson hollow body, mouth harp and electrified stomp board, his muddied water gospel is sly enough to charm the devil, and the hip shake boogie irresistible enough to get the Man upstairs to come down and share a bottle of the brown with him.
    Performed, recorded and produced by Scott hisself, with the notable exception of the rave up 'I Feel So Good' done with blues punk duo the Black Diamond Heavies, Something's Wrong/Lost Forever is a record rife with testifying and torment. The grungy strut of 'Time Flies' and the Waylon-worthy lament in 'Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue' shows that real pathos lurks beneath the brim of Scott's trucker cap, while the two-step rant of 'Judgment Day' has him at his wide-eyed best. Check out the way he draws a line in piss and whiskey from the sweaty heaviness of the Delta to dudes throwing devil horns at a metal concert in 'Hard Time,' or the eerie, on-his-knees lament sung with maximum distortion on 'Go Down Ol' Hannah.' Just him and his maker.
    A compulsive tourer, a Scott H. Biram sermon/concert/throwdown is not hard to find. Take heed, though, one dose and youll want to drink out of the same well that he has. Scott H. Biram is not a one-man band, but Scott H. Biram is a band thats one man.

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