Water Tower at Smiley's Saloon, by Ria Burman

Water Tower (photo: Ria Burman)

LA’s Water Tower, embarking on a US tour, bluegrass-rocked their way into cool Bolinas from 100-degree heat of Fresno the day before. Lighting up the night at Smiley’s Saloon, Water Tower played energetically, entertaining the locals Sunday night with catchy songs and sweet sounds.

Opening for Water Tower was Americana-awesome Austin Shaw, who is based in Santa Cruz. He joined Water Tower on bass after playing an excellent opening set, delivering original tunes and covers with foot-tapping worth.