Alt-Bluegrass Show
9:00 pm Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cafe du Nord21 and older show
2170 Market Street
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$13 adv / $15 doors
Pine Box Boys“We never wanted any of them ladies to get killed. But they kept on bleeding and Willie kept on stabbing, so, well, I reckon we HAD to write a song about it.” This is how the members of The Pine Box Boys explain their continued harassment of those lonely ladies of the American Murder Ballad. Buried in unmarked graves, their ghosts have been called out to in song for more than two centuries. No face, no form, only lonely names—Polly, Sally, Maggie, Eleanor. With no regard for decency, The Pine Box Boys have raised these poor haints again through new songs of unforgivable deeds, guilt, and loathing. She is repeatedly shot, stabbed, cut, and ground into powder by a nefarious collection of bad men. The Pine Box Boys have been hollering these unsettling and provocative songs at audiences on four European tours and repeated tours all across these here United States. The Pine Box Boys are Lester T. Raww (guitar, vocals) Alex "Possum" Carvidi (banjo, vocals), Col. Timothy Leather (bass), and S. "Your Uncle" Dodds (drums).

The Jugtown PiratesThe Jugtown Pirates  Four years ago, the Jugtown Pirates packed their bags in Vermont and headed west to San Francisco, CA. Living in the heart of the city at historic Haight and Ashbury, the Pirates developed an incredible following by "busking" bluegrass daily on their front porch stoop, drawing massive street crowds. Subsequently, local Bay Area venues are always packed with dancin’ Jugtown fans. The sound and the scene of San Francisco’s Summer of Love is being revived and recreated by Jugtown, in the exact place that it happened over forty-years ago. Instrumentation Zach Brough - Vocals, Bass Johny "Cat" Shahery - Vocals, piano, organ Tobias Sanchez-Mahan - Vocals, Guitar Rhyne Erde - Percussion, Drums Paul "Mendelsohn" Girouard - Vocals, mandolin

Hang JonesThe best Americana songs all have one thing in common: someone has to get shot. Hang Jones front-man, Stephen Grillos took this to heart when writing the songs for their debut album, "The Ballad of Carlsbad County." What began as a collection of bluegrass inspired country-rock songs evolved into a Western Outlaw-themed story album complete with hangings, gunfights, love, sex, and revenge.