On Thursday, April 21, Slow Motion Cowboys will celebrate the release of their newest album In Exile/On the Mesa, as well as the birthday of Pete Fields - the Cowboys’ lead singer/songwriter/mastermind — at Rickshaw Stop. Slow Motion Cowboys have been an integral part of San Francisco’s small-but-vital country scene for years and — with The B-Stars’ western swing and the Patsy Cline-infused indie folk of Indianna Hale complementing Slow Motion Cowboys’ California country — Thursday night promises to be a celebration of the many sides of SF country.

The first single from In Exile/On the Mesa, “Bisbee”, sounds like a lost lo-fi Gram Parsons demo - a lilting two-step drenched in lap steel. Fields’ subtle poetry is full of both sweetness and sadness, describing a relationship caught in uncertainty and transition in his cracked drawl:

Now it’s a thousand steps to the top of the hill
35 ways to get there
I don’t know if I had my fill
I’ll tell you when I get there

"Bisbee" is posted below, followed by details and a promo video for the April 21 show.

Slow Motion Cowboys, The B-Stars, Indianna Hale
Rickshaw Stop
April 21, 2016
8pm, $10