Big Ass Hillbilly Show

  • July 10, 2019
  • By Admin: sfbluegrass
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Good Luck Thrift Store OutfitThe Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit is an indie-Americana band from Oakdale, California. Since 2005, they’ve been playing all over California, and they’ve released two albums: their self-titled debut in 2005 and their sophomore effort “The Ghost of Good Manners” in March 2009. They blend country, folk, and rock and roll with a prolific body of original songwriting inspired by their rural central valley roots. Whether the song showcases an up-tempo rolling banjo in steady 4/4 or a sad singing steel guitar behind a waltzy, sweetly sung story song, they put across their material with passion and conviction. Indeed, their strength is in the energy of their live performances, which continue to bring enthusiastic fans back for more hollering, foot stomping, and even some heartfelt slow dancing. In an age of increasingly harder times, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit wants to bring to wider audiences the original sounds and songs that have got them through, putting the senses of home and heart back into American music.

The Brothers Comatose formed in the Morrison Living Room, birthed from the sonic gumbo of the famous Morrison Music Parties. The band consists of Ben and Alex Morrison – hairy brothers, both singing, with Ben on Guitar, and Alex on banjo, Gio Benedetti on Bass / Vocals, Ryan Avellone on Mandolin and Philip Brezina on fiddle.

Their shows exude a foot-stomping, shout-along, drink-along ease that was once a staple in every music playing, front-stoop-possessing home in the land. Their shows can’t help but remind folk that music is collective, is for dancing, is for sharing, and for whatever else you might do with friends and family in your own living room.

In less than 3 years the mighty quintet has made their way from the street corners and dive bars of their native San Francisco, to performances at such legendary places as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, toured the U.S to the Eastern banks of the Mississippi, and shared stages with such acts as the Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Devil Makes Three, Justin Townes Earl, Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, John Doe and the Sadies and others. The end of 2011 finds the band heading back to the studio to record their second full-length album. The new album is due out in spring 2012, and should be released just in time to launch the scruffy fellows on another tour in their 1988, red, Chevy G20 van, crisscrossing the country, spreading the love of dance, drink and song hither and tither, to and fro. For more information about The Brothers Comatose, please visit

Emily Bonn and The Vivants  Bay Area based Emily Bonn & The Vivants perform original foot stompin’ tunes about riots, hollers, and hopping train cars. 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. In former incarnations, Emily honed her songs performing in San Francisco BART stations, Belgian prisons, and at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Emily is joined by stellar players, Jody Richardson (fiddle, feet, vocals), James Touzel (upright bass), and Isaac Bonnell (accordion, guitar).