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The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit

The Human Condition, Fox and Woman

Fri, January 4, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13 ADV - $15 DOOR

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
Take two Americana singer-songwriters, an indie-rock veteran of a drummer, country-born bassist, and metal-bred pedal steel player, and what do you get: the rough-hewn yet driftwood-smooth; rebel-headed, but heart-of-gold sound of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. The outfit includes singer-songwriters Willy Taylor and Chris Doud, drummer Aaron Burtch, Taylor Webster Bass and vocals, master of a...ll lead instruments Matt Cordano, and newest member Chandler Pratt on Mandolin/Guitar. Any Outfit member may tell you that it’s plenty just to be at the pinnacle of a local music scene embracing roots and Americana music, but, as one recent convert put it, “the rest of America needs to hear this noise.”
The Human Condition
San Francisco string band The Human Condition performs original, modern-day roots music, creating a sound as varied as the world they inhabit. Each song strains against the confines of style and expectation; as much an homage to the past as a departure from it. T.H.C.'s music is a long ramblin' drive across an American landscape that is quickly becoming the stuff of memory and imagination. Rowdy barnstormers and driving road songs are offset by calmer, brooding ballads that evoke lazy days and restless nights. Guitars, mandolin and upright bass are joined by lush vocal harmonies, dobro, banjo, and harmonica in a familiar palette which is cast in a new light by innovative songwriting and lyrical imagery.
Fox and Woman
Despite the fact that there are only 4 members to Fox & Woman, they seem to extend beyond their corporal borders, and produce a sound more reminiscent of a 15-20 person ensemble. Their inventive & bold orchestration, combined with their poetically penned Tragedy & Revelry, is sung exquisitely in both English & Portuguese. Through bilingual lyric & music they conjure within the ear a symphonic mar...riage, between worlds far too familiar, and pleasingly yet unexplored. The collaborative brilliance of the original three members (Jess, Emily, & Andrew), augmented and further defined, by the more recently acquired Will Boast, creates a blend, that’s not only deliriously eclectic, but remarkably consistent, in growth & execution.
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