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Monday, March 28, 2016

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# 1 news feature...


•  Sat, Apr 2; 1-6 pm: 9th Annual "DON THOMPSON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL" in the Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts 108, on the USC University Park Campus in L.A. Tickets required, available in advance. This Film Festival celebrates the work of USC’s emerging LGBT and ally filmmakers. Started eight years ago as a small scholarship fundraiser by the running group "L.A. Frontrunners," the festival has become a dynamic USC Lambda signature event. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Don Thompson Scholarship in Cinematic Arts, given to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the USC School of Cinematic Arts who demonstrates a commitment to advancing LGBT issues through creative work, scholarship, and/or community engagement. The event featured film screenings, awards, and a reception. Info and tix:


• Sun, Apr 3; 3 pm: Annual "MARIACHI FESTIVAL" with performances by Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, Mariachi Garibaldi (Southwestern College), Mariachi Toreros (Univ. of San Diego), and Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente, at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido Bl, Escondido 92025; 800-988-4253.


# 2 news feature...


Featured music & arts events, listed BY VENUE.  All are recommended by the Guide.


The COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE, McCABE's, BOULEVARD MUSIC, THE FRET HOUSE, THE GRAND ANNEX, and ALVAS SHOWROOM schedules were published last Thursday. They are easy to access in that edition.

HERE are things you haven't seen yet — including some happening TONIGHT!


√  L.A. CO. NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, 900 Exposition Bl, Los Angeles 90007;

•  Friday, April 1; 5 pm: FREE monthly "FIRST FRIDAYS — Big Screen, Bigger Science" series, in which scientists discuss the good, the bad, and the ridiculous in film, and how Hollywood continues to inspire the next frontier of science exploration. This evening features an exhibit tour, 5-5:30 pm, then more, including live music. The keynote lecture is at 6:30 pm: “In Space, No One Can Hear You Emote,” with Dr. Sean Carroll, Caltech professor of physics, and Prof. Clifford V. Johnson, Physics, USC, who explore the influence of movies on our perceptions and expectations of space and time travel. Moderator is Patt Morrison. Also, music performances: Night Beats, and Car Seat Headrest. Plus, the DJ Lounge with KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd featuring Mo: Rockin. We'll take the science lecture, thank you. Adv. tix $18, on sale now, or at the door. Parking is $12 (cash or credit card) in the Museum’s Car Park on Exposition Bl & Bill Robertson Ln. Tix & info:

• info us coming soon on the "Summer Nights in the Garden" music series. It'll post at:


√  "VISIONS & VOICES" ARTS / MUSIC SERIES at USC, University Park Campus (adjacent to Exposition Park), Los Angeles;

FOUR events this week...

•  Mon, Mar 28; 7 pm: ASIAN PACIFIC LITERATURE is explored in "Rolling the R’s: Literary Revolutions in the Asian Pacific Diaspora," in Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library Room 240. Reception and book signing follow. Admission is free and open to everyone; advance reservations are full, but tickets will be available at the event check-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in begins at 6:15 pm. "Twenty years ago, a new generation of Asian Pacific American writers from island nations published their first novels—and changed American literature."

•  Tue, Mar 29; 7:30 pm: ★★ "HISTORY OF THE CELLO: The Music of the Cello from Baroque through Modern," in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to everyone, reservations required and still available online at press time. Rush tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm. Ralph Kirshbaum, chair of the USC Thornton School of Music Strings Department and one of the world’s top cellists, moderates a riveting presentation featuring the best of the cello repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and modern eras. The evening explores different styles, fingering and bowing choices, the aesthetic and technical range of the instrument, and the relationship between cello music and other art forms. Enjoy a recital of the works discussed, plus a surprise or two.

•  Thu, Mar 31; 4 pm: ★★★ "THE WAYS MUSIC AFFECTS THE HUMAN MIND" is explored in this unique event, "Music and Medicine: Experiments and Explorations," presented in the USC Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics Series, in Mayer Auditorium, on the Health Sciences Campus (next to USC County Medical Center, NOT the Univ. Park Campus.) Reception follows. Admission is free and open to everyone. Seating in Mayer Auditorium is limited and not guaranteed. An overflow room will be available with a live video simulcast of the event. Advance reservations are full, BUT tickets will be available at the event check-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in begins at 3:30 pm. So, how does music affect the human brain? Berislav Zlokovic, director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, a leader in Alzheimer’s disease research, and a classically-trained tenor — whom Thomson Reuters has listed among “the world’s most influential scientific minds” — moderates a fascinating discussion with world-renowned neurologist Marcus Raichle; harpist and PhD candidate at the USC Davis School of Gerontology Alison Balbag; Christopher Snowdy, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry; Assal Habibi, research scientist at the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC; and singers from L.A. Opera who have participated in the "Music and Memories" program, in which young singers perform for individuals affected by dementia. Concert pianist Zora Mihailovich also performs in this multidisciplinary event illuminating the ways music impacts the mind.

•  Sat, Apr 2; Noon: "MADAMA BUTTERFLY" in a breathtaking new production by The Metropolitan Opera, via satellite in HD. Pre-Opera Discussion at noon. HD Opera Broadcast at 1 pm. Both in the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall. Admission is free and open to everyone. Advance reservations are full, but tickets are available at the event check-in on a standby basis. Check-in begins at 11:30 am. Following a pre-opera discussion hosted by Ken Cazan, chair of vocal arts and opera/resident stage director at the USC Thornton School of Music, the USC School of Cinematic Arts hosts this delayed satellite broadcast of Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production of "Madama Butterfly" — a production that has wowed audiences since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts. Presented in HD digital projection and 5.1 surround sound.

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•  Thu, Apr 14; 7 pm: ★★★ "UNTIL, UNTIL, UNTIL..." by Edgar Arceneaux, in The Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts 108. Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required. Acclaimed artist Edgar Arceneaux and special guests present the world-premiere screening of Arceneaux's "Until, Until, Until..." The film investigates the late Broadway legend BEN VEREEN’s infamous 1981 performance that was televised nationally as part of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural celebration. Intended as an homage to vaudevillian Bert Williams — America’s first mainstream black entertainer — the final five minutes of the performance were censored for the television audience. It meant that Vereen’s biting commentary on the history of segregation and racist stereotypes inthe the history of performance in America was lost, never seen by the entire viewing audience of millions at home. "Until, Until, Until..." is based on the footage that never aired that night. "The piece questions the truth of past narratives and creates an opportunity to reconsider our collective understanding of historic events." Organized by Nao Bustamante and the USC Roski School of Art and Design.

•  Sat, Apr 16; 7:30 pm: "FUNERAL DOOM SPIRITUAL: For Male Soprano, Piano, and Electronics," is a performance by M. Lamar at Tommy’s Place, in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required and now open. From the ashes and ruins of long dead earth and the infinite blacknesses of what will be the year 2116 emerges M. Lamar’s dystopian tale. "Drawing on themes of apocalypse, end times, and rapture found in Negro Spirituals, this new performance by Lamar explores radical historical expressions and futuristic longings for DESTRUCTION of the white supremacist world order." Following the performance, Lamar will engage in a discussion with Tucker Culbertson, assistant professor of law and LGBT studies at Syracuse University College of Law. The performance is presented in conjunction with the similarly themed exhibition of Lamar’s work at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, opening April 15.

THIS WEEK: Reservations become available for...

•  Mon, Apr 18; 4 pm: "MICROLIBRARIES IN THE EVERYWHERE" Part II: Exhibit Opening and Discussion, at the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library Room 240. Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required. Last year, the Guide told you about the concept and the events for "Part I." This "Part II" opening is the "Microlibraries in the Everywhere" exhibit in Doheny Memorial Library. The event explores "the moral and ethical dimensions of free access to knowledge" with California State Librarian Greg Lucas, USC professor of architecture Lee Olvera, and the creators of ten new microlibraries that contain unique collections of books and other materials, functioning as pieces of public art, vessels of information, and sites of curated knowledge that interact with historic and present communities of inquiry across the USC campus — and offering a model for dissemination just about anywhere. The exhibition will be on view from April 18 to July 31. By April 22, ten exciting collaboratively created microlibraries will be installed in campus locations. Organized by the USC Libraries, USC School of Architecture, and USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study. Online reservations for the event open Tue, Mar 29, at 9 am.

•  Tue, Apr 26; 7 pm: a just-added event features Chilean rapper ANA TIJOUX. Admission is free and open to everyone; reservations required. “South America’s answer to Lauryn Hill.” — New York Times.

•  Wed, Apr 27; 7:30 pm: "MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY" performs in "A Visions and Voices Signature Event," in Bovard Auditorium. ADMISSION: FREE for USC Students, Staff, and Faculty with Valid ID (one free ticket per ID) $25 for USC Alumni, $30.General Public. The close of the tenth season of the Visions and Voices series is this performance by the extraordinary dance company. Informed by the expansive vision of pioneering choreographer Martha Graham, the company brings to life a timeless style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences. Graham and the company that bears her name have forever altered the scope of dance by rooting works in contemporary social, political, psychological, and sexual contexts. Graham’s groundbreaking techniques and unmistakable style have earned the company acclaim from audiences around the world. Expect an exceptional performance showcasing masterpieces by Graham and her contemporaries alongside newly commissioned works inspired by her legacy. The evening also includes a classic Graham work performed by the inaugural class of the USC Kaufman School of Dance. Tix available online beginning Wednesday, March 30, at 9 am.

Ahead at USC...

•  May 15: "Piatigorsky International Cello Festival Concert."

Details on all these and other events, and RESERVATIONS, are available on the Visions and Voices site, at:


# 3 news feature...


Imagine being able to help more than 80,000 Los Angeles County schoolchildren begin a journey that could lead to a lifelong passion for the arts. The Los Angeles Music Center — the people who operate that iconic complex of landmark buildings surrounding the plaza atop Bunker Hill — are again deploying "Music Center on Tour," taking musicians and other performing artists to school assemblies.

Each year, Music Center On Tour introduces thousands of students to the world of the performing arts through performances in their schools. It's a real, not virtual, experience, which, in the words of the folks who do it, "provides students with access to rich educational content that celebrates cultural diversity and artistic excellence."

To be sure, they have a roster of artists representing some of the finest artistic contributions of the world’s cultures.

Producers tell us, "There is no better testament to the power of the arts than witnessing students open their eyes — and hearts — to live performance! From dancing along to the exuberant rhythms of Brazil, to the golden harmonies of 20th century America, our school assemblies make classroom curriculum come to life."

Last year, The Music Center presented 452 school assemblies. This spring, they hope to surpass that number. They've set a fundraising goal of $5,000 to propel "Music Center On Tour."

They welcome your support at:


# 4 news feature...


From time to time, the Guide offers readers a look at the Americana Airplay chart. We feel obligated, since so little Folk-Americana radio is available in Los Angeles. Now hold on: that's a statement addressing quantity, not quality. We DO have a few good radio shows. Thing is, we have such a VERY few Folk-Americana radio shows in L.A. — fewer than anywhere in America. Even though L.A. is by far the nation's largest radio market, it is, without question, the nation's least diverse, least inclusive market. In terms of the Americana chart? It's simply an impossibility to hear much of what's on the chart if too few hours are available each week for the genre. So this gives you an idea what to look for, online.

The chart represents the reported play of 'purt near everything: terrestrial radio stations, nationally syndicated radio shows, satellite radio, and internet stations — all who have agreed to submit weekly spin counts. You can get more info at:

Here are the latest charts.

NEWEST: Top 5 Most Added Last Week

Artist: Title; Label:

• Mark Erelli: For A Song; Independent.
• Elephant Revival: Petals; It's Evolving Records/Thirty Tigers.
• Hackensaw Boys: Charismo; Free Dirt.
• Hayes Carll: Lovers And Leavers; Highway 87/Thirty Tigers.
• Margo Price: Midwest Farmer's Daughter; Third Man.
• Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones: Little Windows; Cooking Vinyl.

Latest full chart...

Week of Monday, March 28, 2016

Chart placement. ARTIST: Title; Label:

1. TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND: Let Me Get By; Fantasy/Concord.

2. BONNIE RAITT: Dig In Deep; Red Wing.

3. LUCINDA WILLIAMS: The Ghosts Of Highway 20; Highway 20/Thirty Tigers.

4. PARKER MILLSAP: The Very Last Day; Okrahoma/Thirty Tigers.

5. LORETTA LYNN: Full Circle; Legacy/Sony Music.

6. HAYES CARLL: Lovers And Leavers; Highway 87/Thirty Tigers.

7. CARRIE RODRIGUEZ: Lola Luz; Thirty Tigers.

8. AUBRIE SELLERS: New City Blues; Thirty Tigers.

9. DYLAN LEBLANC: Cautionary Tale; Single Lock/Thirty Tigers.

10. WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE: Wynonna & The Big Noise; Curb.

11. INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS: Ladies & Gentlemen; Compass.

12. CACTUS BLOSSOMS: You're Dreaming; Red House.

13. VARIOUS - THE SONGS OF BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON: God Don't Never Change; Alligator.

14. BUDDY MILLER & FRIENDS: Cayamo Sessions At Sea; New West.

15. RECORD COMPANY: Give It Back To You; Concord.

16. LUTHER DICKINSON: Blues & Ballads; New West.

17. JAMES HUNTER SIX: Hold On!; Daptone.

18. AOIFE O'DONOVAN: Magic Hour; Yep Roc.

19. NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHTSWEATS: Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats; Stax/Concord.

20. GRANT LEE PHILLIPS: The Narrows; Yep Roc.

21. MARGO PRICE: Midwest Farmer's Daughter; Third Man.

22. MALCOLM HOLCOMBE: Another Black Hole; Proper.

23. ANDERSON EAST: Delilah; Elektra.

24. BIRDS OF CHICAGO: Real Midnight; Independent.

25. SIERRA HULL: Weighted Mind; Rounder/Concord.

26. LUMINEERS: Cleopatra; Dualtone.

27. JOSH RITTER: Sermon On The Rocks; Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers.

28. SARAH BORGES: Good And Dirty; Dry Lightning Records/RED.

29. LARRY KEEL: Experienced Keel; Fish Music.

30. HENRY WAGONS: After What I Did Last Night; Goldview/Metropolitan Groove Merchants.

31. RANDY ROGERS BAND: Nothing Shines Like Neon; Tommy Jackson/Thirty Tigers.

(Debut) 32. TEDDY THOMPSON & KELLY JONES: Little Windows; Cooking Vinyl.

33. GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE: Fifteen; Residence Music.

34. BOB WOODRUFF: The Year We Tried To Kill The Pain; Steel Derrick.

(Debut) 35. JANIVA MAGNESS: Love Wins Again; Blue Elan Records.

36. SHOVELS & ROPE: Busted Jukebox Volume 1; Shrimp Records/Dualtone.

(Debut) 37. ROOSEVELTS: The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn; Independent.

38. TAMI NEILSON: Dynamite!; Outside Music.

39. DORI FREEMAN: Dori Freeman; Free Dirt.

(Debut) 40. SEAN WATKINS: What To Fear; Family Hour/Thirty Tigers.


# 5 news feature...


What do you make of this when you first encounter it? A "Bluegrass Situation" debut-? Attractive charge. "Acid folk project"-? Repelling charge. That name-? Sheeesh.

Nobody, but nobody, names their kid "Lee Harvey" -anything. And this guy, Tom Wilson, picks it for himself. But if you dig, he is known as a member of the Americana trio Blackie & the Rodeo Kings. Jason Isbell lends vocals on Wilson's composition, "Land of The Living," for a forthcoming Blackie & the Rodeo Kings album. So that increases the comfort zone.

All that is stage dressing for Wilson / Osmond's new full-length album "BEAUTIFUL SCARS," released March 25 via Latent Recording and distributed by Megaforce/RED.

As with anything in music, ultimately it comes down to "What's it sound like?"

Well, on March 18, this guy, Wilson, or Osmond — a 2016 Juno Award-nominee for "Contemporary Roots Album of the Year" and an obviously multi-faceted artist — partnered with "The Bluegrass Situation" to premiere the video for the album's single, "Blue Moon Drive."

That can be viewed at:

Now he's getting additional bookings for an already-set tour, with dates ahead in Chicago, Dallas, L.A., Phoenix, and Seattle. (We have the L.A. show info, below.)

"No Depression" noted the album, "...brings to mind the imagined result of an unholy alliance between Tom Waits and Nick Cave, one that might also find Leonard Cohen lurking in the dark shadows. Happily then, Wilson's ominous growl syncs well with the album's general sway and rumble, making for an insurgent sound if ever there was one." (3/20/2016.)

"Elmore" Magazine says, "Wilson's an inspired songwriter, constantly picking at scabs. This album offers ten fine tunes...they all have merit." (3/24/2016.)

"BEAUTIFUL SCARS" was produced by the Cowboy Junkies' Michael Timmins. Wilson — as Osmond — has announced U.S. shows running throughout spring and into summer, starting in Buffalo, NY on April 13 and reaching the West Coast before wrapping in Alberta, Canada at the "Bear Creek Folk Festival." Clearly, his sound is finding a far-flung fan base.

In "POPMATTERS," Sarah Zupko described one song as "...dark, haunting grooves blended with low, raspy, whispery vocals that recall Alabama 3 at their very best." (2/5/2016.)

The album's cover depicts Wilson as a powerful, raw and warrior-like figure, a result of his discovering at age 55 that his cousin was actually his mother and of Mohawk heritage, not Irish as he was raised to believe.

"That's actually how I feel as an artist," Wilson explains. "At 56, I'm just emerging from the woods, with all of this new knowledge of who I am."

BEAUTIFUL SCARS was originally released in Canada, hence the Juno nom. "The album is where I am now," Wilson says, adding, "It was made during this discovery."

Wilson adds: "I didn't know where the inspiration was from, and I'm not a cosmic guy, but if you see my art or listen to what I've been writing about on this album, I've been documenting this through the fu*king cosmos for the last couple of years."

There are two Southern Cal TOUR DATES for him as LEE HARVEY OSMOND:

• Mon, May 16: The Troubadour, Los Angeles.
• Tue, May 17: The Music Box, San Diego.

"...LEE HARVEY OSMOND is his most unusual undertaking to date, boasting a style that's both soft and sinister in equal measure...three albums on, they project a persona that might have been birthed in the bayou before slowly and deliberately snaking its way through the swamp... the sly shuffle of 'Laser Without Your Love,' the vampish 'Blue Moon Drive' and the jazzier approach of 'Black Spruce' find Wilson spreading his wings...yet,the best offerings of the album are also the most subdued - the measured 'Hey, Hey, Hey,' the raspy sprawl of the slower paced 'Planet Love' and the solemn,somber balladry of 'Dreams Come and Go.' Each brings to mind the imagined result of an unholy alliance between Tom Waits and Nick Cave, one that might also find Leonard Cohen lurking in the dark shadows. Happily then,Wilson's ominous growl syncs well with the album's general sway and rumble,making for an insurgent sound if ever there was one." — Lee Zimmerman, "NO DEPRESSION," March 20, 2016.

"Beautiful Scars is like nothing out there right now. If you're a fan of Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, or the movies of David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch, this is the album for you. It's deep,powerful and strangely seductive." — Luke Goldstein, BLOGCRITICS.ORG, March 27, 2016.

"Osmond (whose real name is Tom Wilson) is no stranger to the world of music. Lots of folks already knew/know him as a member of the bands Junkhouse and Blackie & The Rodeo Kings. But it seems as if the music he's making as a solo artist is the stuff that's really capturing peoples' hearts and imagination...Beautiful Scars is cut from the same fabric as Osmond's last album (The Folk Sinner). The songs are subdued and slightly spooky. But it's those vocals that really make the mark. Tom has a great deep focused voice that really grabs you and doesn't let go." — BABYSUE.COM, February 29, 2016.

"'Blue Moon Drive' encapsulated the molten, mysterious feeling that stands out on the new Beautiful Scars album, with silvery slide guitar from Tom's old colleague and friend Colin Linden... Then came a righteous stomper and a set-closing, sexy slow walker called 'Freedom' with Linden playing righteously reverby Gretsch electric guitar. Lee Harvey's low whisper and rumble of a voice was thrilling and the mood was consistently in a minor key. It was like opening the show with a modern day film noir soundtrack." — Craig Havighurst, MUSICCITYROOTS.COM, February 19, 2016.

"...Wilson's alter-ego Lee Harvey Osmond lives up to both the moniker and his immense talents on Beautiful Scars... a monster of a songwriter and performer, Wilson's subtle extravaganzas contain elements in both lyrics and groove that push and pull like adverse forces... Wilson's voice echoes, and the music shakes like a Shaman rattling bones." — Tom Clarke, TAHOEONSTAGE.COM, March 23, 2016.


# 6 news feature...


... and now for something completely different.

Frontier Folk Nebraska's name has only one word that's marginally truthful: frontier, since it's pushing the envelope to use the other two words when they aren't at all accurate. Y'see, they're an alt-rocker bunch from Ohio. But fans on the plains love 'em. Enough so, that their tour schedule isn't bringing them west of the Great Plains states.

So we're telling you about them and their new live album — it with the year's wordiest title, "This One's For the Kid in The Back: Live at the Southgate House Revival." It premiered at Glide Magazine, and it comes out April 1st on Old Flame Records.

In their review for the premiere, Glide said the album sounds as if "the Old 97's met The Hold Steady in a back alley for a joint and came up with a way to fuse their sounds."

Well, mebbe. The band's track, "Desert Car Chase," recently premiered with The Wild Honey Pie who describes it as "an ode to classic American rock & roll," adding, "the song is unprocessed and natural — the electric guitar/snare drum combo is assertive and driven, the vocals are coarse and resilient and the lyrics are young and reckless."

The band has previously shared "Buffalo Summer" via Relix.

With true honest rock and roll spirit, three full length albums, appearances on Daytrotter and the legendary now defunct WOXY, and opening spots for acclaimed acts including Jason Isbell, Damien Jurado, Pierced Arrows,  St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Polyphonic Spree, Frontier Folk Nebraska brought their music to this record live. Recorded over two nights in August 2015 at the Newport, Kentucky venue Southgate House Revival, the band plowed through nearly 30 tunes — staying true to its longstanding approach of no setlist — then chose the strongest 18 tracks to create a powerhouse live album in the tradition of "Live at Leeds," "At Fillmore East," "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out," and "Live Rust."

Formed in 2007 around the principle songwriting of Michael Hensley, Frontier Folk Nebraska's current lineup solidified in 2014 with the new rhythm section of veteran drummer Mark Becknell and Matt McCormick,  all joining Hensley's long time collaborator, guitarist Travis Talbert. The following year,  they released their critically acclaimed LP, "Frontier F**k Nebraska."

Touring in their signature 1999 Ford F150, the band continues to bring their thunderous live show to stages across the midwest.

"Frontier Folk Nebraska believes in the continuing relevance of a classic‐era kind of  alt‐rock that flirts with occasional messiness in order to let its organically electric sound come together... Neither from Nebraska nor a folk group, Frontier Folk Nebraska is instead a Cincinnati band that sounds like the Replacements attacking power pop with their thrashing guitar‐and‐drum energy kept in check by their love for melody and appealing song structure.” — Steve Rosen, Blurt Magazine.

"This One's For the Kid in the Back: Live at the Southgate House Revival" is available for sample listening and pre-order at the band's site:


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