Poor Man’s Whiskey with Steel Wool
May 17 • 7:00 pm• $15 - $18
Poor Man’s Whiskey is an Americana band from the San Francisco area, rooted around the songwriting talents of Josh Brough and Jason Beard. Poor Man’s Whiskey’s live show and sound is a blend of high octane old-time / bluegrass music (done on traditional acoustic instruments of banjo, guitar and mandolin) and a more psychedelic blues/jam rock style that calls upon their influences such as Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead. They seamlessly transition between acoustic and electric styles with a carefully crafted commitment that revolves around well-written songs and stories… while maintaining an exciting element of improvisation. Poor Man’s Whiskey is also known for their special “interpretation sets.” The band gained international attention from their bluegrass rendition of Dark Side of the Moonshine, as well as interpretive sets of Paul Simon’s Graceland, The Allman Brothers Band, The Eagles, Old and In the Way, and Kate Wolf. PMW’S latest endeavor is a special tribute to The Band. Their latest album, Juniper Mountain, is a concept album that centers around two separated lovers. It is a story filled with pain …but also a universal story of great love that can carry us through difficult times. PMW has released six studio albums and have a stunning repertoire to choose songs from — creating a new show every night. Band members are: Josh Brough (banjo, keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Jason Beard (guitar, mandolin), Aspen Stevenson (bass), George Smeltz (drums, suitcase) and David Noble (guitar, vocals).
Steel Wool, consisting of Tim Mueller (singer-songwriter-acoustic guitar) Nel Applegate (vocals, percussion, mbira), TR Kelley (bass) and Randy Hamm (drums) has released two CDs of original music: Just Maybe (2017) and All the Love in the World (2012).