Brokedown In Bakersfield: Spring Tour Starts This Week


Brokedown In Bakersfield by Susan J. Weiand
Some of the West Coast’s finest musicians - ALO’ s Dan Lebowitz (pedal steel), Scott Law (Telecaster guitar), Nicki Bluhm (vocals), Tim Bluhm of the Mother Hips (vocals, acoustic guitar), and ALO rhythm section Steve Adams (bass) and Dave Brogan (drums) – will once again come together as Brokedown In Bakersfield to celebrate and gently expand on the legacy of California Country pioneers Gram Parson, Merle Haggard and the like. BIB crawls inside real country music, leaving aside the hat acts and Nashville polish that defines today’s mainstream country, and instead mining gold from Tammy Wynette, Wanda Jackson and other dyed-in-the-wool purveyors of emotion soaked, tuneful music. It’s a rare combination of talents exhibiting a rare combination of passion and skill for a sound that’s been largely ground under the heel of folks more interested in cash on the barrelhead than Johnny Cash.

Read more about BIB in this JamBase review of performance on their inaugural tour here.

Brokedown In Bakersfield Spring 2012 Tour

  • Wednesday April 4 - SOhO - Santa Barbara, CA (/ with The Kinds)
    Thursday April 5 - SLO Brewing Company - San Luis Obispo, CA (/ with Haskins, Clarke & Koenig)
    Friday April 6 - Moe's Alley - Santa Cruz, CA (/ with Jay Lingo)
    Saturday April 7 - Hopmonk - Sebastopol, CA (/ with Forest Sun)
    Wednesday April 11 - Sierra Nevada Brewing Company - Chico, CA
    Thursday April 12 - Harlow's - Sacramento, CA (/ with Paula Frazer)
    Friday April 13 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA (/ with Paula Frazer & He's My Brother, She's My Sister)
    Saturday April 14 - Crystal Bay Club - Crystal Bay, NV (/ supporting The Mother Hips)

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