West Coast Americana from one of the most expressive bands on the road today. Singer Sean Lowenthal’s soulful voice conjures echoes of Merle Haggard and Ray LaMontagne lamenting about the dusty byways of the nation’s backroads. Born and raised in Georgia, Lowenthal’s Southern roots inform his lyrics but never veer into hoary redneck clichés. Backed by road tested touring vets Chris LaCagnina on bass, Allen Moreno on steel guitar, Kaya Shaffer on drums and Ed Donnelly on piano; the down and out, yet hopeful characters in Lowenthal’s songs spring to life. Highlights of the band’s shows include the high lonesome sound of “They Will Know”, rip roaring tunes like “Saturday Night” and a spaced out, gothic take on the Talking Heads’ “Pycho Killer” that will leave you shaking in your boots.