Monday, August 30

Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses

“whether he was singing or tuning his guitar, he grabbed the listener's attention wholeheartedly…while the crowd no doubt wanted to hear more from Bingham, the [45-minute] set was a more-than-adequate preview of what's to come for the soulful musician,” -

Former bull rider, Ryan Bingham, will be releasing his newest album, Junky Star on Lost Highway Records come August 31. Ryan catapulted to success with his work on "The Weary Kind" (Theme from Crazy Heart), and recently released the first taste of the new record with "Depression". The song, a love story set during the depression, has an amazing ability to pull at the heartstrings of any generation. The emotional resonance Ryan shares with listeners undoubtably makes it hard to comprehend his young age of only 29...

AUG 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg Theater (Record Release Show)
SEPT 01 - Los Angeles, CA - The Grammy Museum (Q&A with Museum Members)
SEPT 03 - Yosemite, CA - Strawberry Festival
SEPT 05 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 06 - Park City, UT - Snow Park Amphitheater
SEPT 07 - Boise, ID - Botanical Gardens (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 08 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 10 - Laughlin, NV - Harrah's Fiesta :
SEPT 11- Las Vegas, NV - The Cannery Casino (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 12 - Bakersfield, CA - B Ryder's
SEPT 13 - Livermore, CA - Wente Vineyards (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 14 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater
SEPT 16 - Chico, CA - El Rey Theatre
SEPT 17- Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 18 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Manor (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 19 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 20 - Grants Pass, OR - Rogue Theater
SEPT 22 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 23 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl (w/Willie Nelson)
SEPT 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theater (w/Willie Nelson)
OCT 07 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
OCT 08 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
OCT 08 - Austin, TX - ACL Aftershow @ Momo's
OCT 12 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
OCT 14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
OCT 15 - Boston, MA - Royale
OCT 16 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
OCT 17 - Albany, NY - Linda Norris Auditorium
OCT 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
OCT 21 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop

Artist: Ryan Bingham
Album: Junky Star
Release Date: August 31
Label: Lost Highway

Friday, August 20

Extradition Music Festival 2010 ~ Pics & Review

Local Reno band the Bindlestiffs opened the final night of the Extradition Music Festival last Sunday at Hawkins Ampitheater. I had not heard the band before and was pleasantly surprised by their sound. They had a spoon player, how rad is that?

Hellbound Glory took the stage next and played a blistering set. It was weird to see Hellbound Glory playing in the daytime; usually I catch them late late at night in a small dark room that smells of PBR and cigarettes.

Jay Farrar and Mark Spencer took the stage and played a beautiful set. It was great not to have to travel 4 hours to hear Jay play. The set list was fairly mellow and pulled heavily from Jay's two most recent releases: the compilation he did with Ben Gibbard, One Fast Move or I'm Gone Music from Kerouak's 'Big Sur' and Son Volt's America Central Dust.

I would have liked to hear some older Son Volt tunes or perhaps even some of Jay's older solo material off of Sebastopol or Terroir Blues interspersed with the newer material, but it was nice to hear a bunch of new tunes live for the first time.

Jay is a gifted songwriter and it had been too long since I had seen him perform a live solo show. The nuances of his voice are sometimes lost when he plays with the full band and power of Son Volt behind him. What a delight to hear a stripped down set where the gentle power of his lyrics could resonate with the audience.
What a great festival Extradition, thank you for the tickets!
I can't wait to see who you bring to town next.
*Photo Credits shared with L.K.S.

Tuesday, August 17

Jay Farrar Setlist from 8/15/10 in Reno, NV.

"Breathe our Iodine" was not played as the encore, "White Freightliner Blues", a Townes Van Zandt cover was played instead.

Thursday, August 5

Extradition Music Festival!

Gallatin Road Productions announces the line-up for the first Extradition Music Festival!

August 12 – The first day of the festival will be marked by the launch of two books, one fiction and non-fiction, on Johnny Cash’s famous lyric about the Biggest Little City, and followed by a Honky Tonk Hangover show.

WHEN: Thurday, August 12 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Sierra Tap House

August 13 – The second night of the festival will be kicked off by a show co-headlined by southern California-based Americana rockers Dawes and Langhorne Slime, with The Donkeys, Buster Blue, and My Flag is on Fire opening. Proceeds will benefit the UNR Wolf Pack Veterans.

WHEN: Friday, August 13; Doors open at 9:00 PM
WHERE: The Underground Showroom
COST: $12 (Purchase Tickets)

August 14 – The third night of the festival hits the fast-paced notes of rockabilly and western swing with Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys headlining the show and Leroy Virgil and the Loaded Dice, The Cheatin’ Hearts, and The Cowbelleros in support.

WHEN: Saturday, August 14; Doors open at 9:00 PM
WHERE: The Alley in Victorian Square, Sparks
COST: $15 (Purchase Tickets)

August 15 – The festival closes with Alt-Country legend Jay Farrar (of Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt fame) with local Alt-Country bands Hellbound Glory and The Bindle Stiffs opening.

WHEN: Sunday, August 15; Doors open at 5:00 PM
WHERE: Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch
COST: $35 for reserved seats; $25 for lawn (Purchase Tickets)