The Lonesome Billies, Via COMBUSTA, Norman Baker & the Backroads

Sat Oct 19 2019

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$12.00

Ages 21+

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The Lonesome Billies, Via COMBUSTA, Norman Baker & the Backroads

  • The Lonesome Billies

    The Lonesome Billies

    Country

    The Lonesome Billies shoot from the hip with their own loose take on a classic country sound
    that has been described as "boot stomping, gator hootin, whiskey swilling music.” Four
    childhood friends from the Pacific Northwest playing unapologetic, dark and dusty, honky tonk
    music.

    The Billies explore themes that are consistent in more traditional country music; death & sorrow,
    hard work, hell-raising, morality, and loneliness. The Lonesome Billies filter these tropes thru the
    anti-establishment ethos of 70s punk rock with their straight forward approach to song-writing
    and arrangements. The storytelling paints a landscape rich in American West imagery straddling
    their own lives and a mythological world akin to that of the Wu Tang Clan. Influences range from
    the original Outlaw Country pioneers to The Clash, David Bowie, and Ramones. These
    influences have shaped a rough and tumble sound where sad and dark songs are sung with a
    wry smile and a pinch of horse musk.

    Founded by Clayton McCune (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeff Gaither (lead guitar, vocals), The
    Lonesome Billies quickly evolved adding longtime friends Mike Scheidt (bass, vocals) and Glen
    Scheidt (drums). From seeds to tumbleweeds The Billies’ paths have seemingly always
    intertwined. Playing on little league teams, attending the same schools, sharing the same paper
    routes, the band often seems more of a rambling family caravan than anything else. Along the
    way they have carved out a path that has found them supporting acts such as Blitzen Trapper,
    American Aquarium, Shane Smith & The Saints, Hurray For The Riff Raff, the ‘Highway Queen’
    Nikki Lane, and Pokey LaFarge.

    The Lonesome Billies second LP ‘Right On Time’ (Sept. 20 th , 2019) explores new rhythms and
    arrangements for the band. Inspired by the country funk albums of the late 70’s, the album
    builds on classic storylines and is galvanized through their own personal experiences. The
    result is a groovier, more hook laden album than their debut LP ‘It’s Good To Be Lonesome’
    from 2015. ‘Right On Time’ spins the tale of a downtrodden protagonist who’s seen better days
    and splits his time between reflection and defiance of the status quo.

    Sharing the writing duties, Mike Scheidt, Jeff Gaither, and Clayton McCune bring a round table
    approach to the songs and are equally represented on the writing credits of the twelve tracks
    that compose the album. “We’re democratic in our song writing”, says Clayton McCune,
    “sometimes one of us comes in with a complete song and melody, and the arrangement is built
    together. Other times it’s simple a line or two and a couple chords. Usually if one of the guys
    has hit a road block we bust thru it together, and the songs are better for it”.
    ‘Right On Time’ was written, recorded, mixed, mastered, cut and pressed in Portland, Oregon.
    The album was produced by Jeff Gaither and recorded by Josh Powell of The Map Room Studio
    (Grandaddy, Blind Boys of Alabama). Mastering was completed by Adam Gonsalves of
    Telegraph Mastering (Courtney Marie Andrews, Blitzen Trapper, Willie Nelson).
    For fans of: Johnny Paycheck, Waylon Jennings, Sturgill Simpson and The Deslondes.

  • Via COMBUSTA

    Via COMBUSTA

    Surf Rock

  • Norman Baker & the Backroads

    Norman Baker & the Backroads

    Alternative Rock

    Traveling, creating, and sharing original live music are a few essential ingredients for the enrichment of humanity. Norman Baker and his band play homage to this fact by introducing new and old songs to as many communities as possible. Their new album utilizes undertones of pedal steel, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, clarinet, and of course an onslaught of acoustic and electric guitars telling stories of loss, loss prevention, camping, driving without cell phones, childlike innocence, home towns, and walking till your shoes wear through. 

    Baker's respect of family values, roots, and tradition is evident throughout his music. His debut release, "The Art of Not Knowing," features his mother on fiddle, father on keys, uncle on drums, himself on many other instruments, in addition to several other Seattle musical stalwarts. The artwork for his newest release, "Present Day," features a series of photos from a 1970 house concert of his pops performing, his mom in attendance, and cops busting the party. 

    Norman was 13 the first time he performed on stage with fellow Backroads band mate Michael Muir. They sang and played Beatles and CCR while sitting in with the band their dads were in together. Twenty years later their harmonies and guitar work continue to weave seamlessly through timeless original rootsy compositions. Muir's Clapton and Allman tinged guitar approach meshed with Baker's Doc Watson meets Neil Young influences prove to be a great combo as the band continues tacking on the miles around the Western US.

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The Lonesome Billies, Via COMBUSTA, Norman Baker & the Backroads

Sat Oct 19 2019 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
The Lonesome Billies, Via COMBUSTA, Norman Baker & the Backroads

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