Pert Near Sandstone, Dead Horses

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Pert Near Sandstone

Dead Horses

Saturday, May 20th 2017

9:30 pm

This event is 18 and over

Pert Near Sandstone
Pert Near Sandstone
Take old time music off the back porch, throw out the hillbilly reputation, and put it in the hands of a group of guys that like to work hard and play even harder. Pert Near Sandstone rejuvenates American string band music with raw energy; they play tightly-crafted original material that lends itself to the modern audience, as well as being stewards of the old-time and bluegrass traditions. They are just as at home playing fully acoustic in the traditional style as they are plugged in at an indie rock venue. From saloons to theaters, hollering into a single microphone and laying thick rhythm on driving fiddle melodies, their sweat-inducing, foot-stomping live performances keep crowds begging for more all night long.

With previous appearances at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Prairie Home Companion, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Music City Roots and the International Bluegrass Music Conference plus four well received full-length original records and a 7" single under their belt, Pert Near Sandstone continues to build momentum.

The Hardest Part of Leaving

Pert Near Sandstone’s fifth album yields a powerful collection of new material put together during a marathon songwriting session in the winter of 2013. The lyrical content for this album was gathered over the last 3 years during times wrought with the personal trials and tribulations faced by a band 10 years deep into its journey of traveling the country in their rugged and rambling fashion. Ever eclectic in their approach to the broad spectrum of American folk music they represent, the band unearths some of their most potent and hard-hitting songwriting to date. The Hardest Part of Leaving is an honest album, written with the maturity Pert Near now brings to the acoustic song craft. It finds Pert Near collaborating with many of the talented musicians in the historic and ever growing hot bed of folk music nestled in the polar vortex of Minneapolis. The Hardest Part of Leaving walks the line between the signature Pert Near sound and a more experimental approach by the blue-collared stewards of the modern string-band music scene.
Dead Horses
Dead Horses
Originally hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls (Oshkosh, B'Gosh), the now Milwaukee-based band have cultivated a sensibility beyond their years due in part to the powerful literary force that is frontwoman and songwriter, Sarah Vos.

Raised on Bible Hymns by her preacher father, Vos' backstory sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than a young folk singer from Wisconsin. Despite their youth, Dead Horses have crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern roots music as it is by the classics.

Known for high energy performances, as well as intimate listening room experiences, Dead Horses tour tirelessly with heavy pickers and players in tow–always striving to expand and diversify their live show. From ballrooms to festivals Dead Horses have performed with Trampled by Turtles, Mandolin Orange, and Elephant Revival, as well as on mainstages at Bristol Rhythm and Roots, WinterWonderGrass, Americana Music Festival, and Red Ants Pants.

At one such fateful festival, Dead Horses piqued the interest of Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) who later invited the band to his studio to record their latest album, Cartoon Moon. Featuring mandolin, organ, banjo, harmonium, and Coomer on drums, Cartoon Moon is a masterful achievement from a band that has come into its own.
Venue Information:
High Noon Saloon
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703