February 25, 2017
Live Music: Kevin Russell and Friends
Where: Cloverdale Ale Company
Address: 131 E. First Street Cloverdale, CA
Kevin Russell & his So Called Friends is a group that plays an eclectic blend of acoustic music. Americana, or roots music, is a term given to music that seeks to blend elements of blues, swing jazz, folk, country, bluegrass and even a little acoustic rock. And that exactly what they're up to. Their music is rooted in this genre’s but with a modern sensibility. Using the typical bluegrass instrumentation of mandolin, dobro, guitar, string bass and 5-string banjo they are as likely to do an Irving Berlin swing song from the 40's, or an old Ray Charles R&B tune, as a hard driving Bill Monroe bluegrass number, or a classic Jimmie Rogers country song. They’ve even been known to sneak in the occasional blue gasified Beatles song! And when was the last time you heard a bluegrass reggae version of “Sitting Here in Limbo”? In addition to creating lively new versions of old songs, the band also features engaging original compositions.
Contact: Cloverdale Ale Company