In House #1837: The Gourds Cover the Region; New Jorma Kaukonen
Self-described "music for the unwashed and well-read," The Gourds give plenty of their alternative country-jam rock-bluegrass (and whatever else they happen to feel like at the time) love to some of the more neglected corners of flyover country this week with six performances in Idaho and Montana. The Austin-based quintet is celebrating fifteen years together in 2007 following the release of their ninth full-length, Heavy Ornamentals (an In House pick for one of the Top Five Roots/Americana albums of 2006), in January of last year. After having already played Boise earlier in the week, The Gourds hit the uncharted waters (or prairies, anyway) of Livingston, Montana tonight before Friday and Sunday appearances in Missoula are split by a Saturday gig in exotic Whitefish (that's right good people of Whitefish, a band that does not perform Warrant covers while wearing matching vests is coming to your town!). The band finally completes the Lolo Loop next Monday at John's Alley in Moscow, ID.
In House #1837.
Focus: Music from The Gourds, playing numerous shows in the region this week, plus new music from Arthur Dodge, Jorma Kaukonen, and more.
The Gourds, from Heavy Ornamentals:
The Mother Hips, from Kiss the Crystal Flake (due 4/3):
In House PODCAST #284