Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22. As always, this Record Exchange in-store performance is free and all ages.
The self-described “Progressive Psychobilly Folk Grass” band’s new album A Little Something Stronger Than Wine will be available at the in-store. Later that night, they’ll perform at a CD release party at Tom Grainey’s (10 p.m.).
In April of 2007, Jonathan Warren (jonathanwarrenmusic.com) packed up his life and his guitar to move from Knoxville, Tennessee to the Northwest. He brought with him strong roots in traditional bluegrass and old-time music inherent in the Southern Appalachians. Warren teamed up with David Sather-Smith, a vocalist and classically trained cellist. Shortly afterwards, Idaho native Ty Clayton traded in his electric guitar for a mandolin to play with the Goats. Austin Clark brings a fresh energy on the violin, and Conner Madden, originally from New York, finalizes the band with percussion.
What is Progressive Psychobilly Folk Grass?
It’s a goat chewing on a can, it’s a cat scratching at your door, it’s foot stompin’ music that makes you want to eat a biscuit. Melodies you wake up humming in the morning, and stick to your bones like peach cobbler.
It’s new-timey, post-retro, pre-apocolyptic, southern Appalachian gypsy porch swing. It’s Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. Enjoy.