Gravity Always Wins



THE RAMBLIN' KIND
BOURBON EXPRESS • ROGER STREET FRIEDMAN

The Ramblin' Kind are a New York City country band with a penchant for old-school licks and iconoclastic ideas. Singer/guitarist Jim Allen, lead guitarist Matt Applebaum, bassist Paul Foglino, and drummer Steve Goulding serve up songs with tons of twang and lyrics that would get them tarred and feathered in Nashville.

Bourbon Express, described by Country Music People as “a band doing real country music,” is wife and husband, Katie (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Brendan (guitar) Curley, and Sarah Kinsey (vocals), whose original country music features harmonies, Telecaster guitar, pedal steel, and fiddle. The band’s latest album, Cry About It Later, was recorded at Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig and produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (Steve Earle, Joan Jett). Rootstime calls it “simply gold.”

Singer-songwriter Roger Street Freidman is 54, a husband and a father of two, and about to release his masterwork, Shoot The Moon. It’s a full-emotional spectrum collection of vivacious and reflective vignettes from real life that recalls the pop-rock singer-songwriter tradition of Jackson Browne, Marc Cohn, Randy Newman, Colin Hay, Bruce Hornsby, and Mark Knopfler. Few artists make albums like this today. In an age of irony, few songwriters are this brave in their vulnerability, and possess Friedman’s gift for penning hook-laden, emotionally resonant, pop-rock.

Thursday, March 21st at Hank's
345 Adams Street, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM.  $10. 21+ with ID.