Starry Plough hosting Waylon Jennings tribute

Come all ye highwaymen, ye honky tonk heroes, ye ramblin' men and women over to the Starry Plough in Berkeley on Saturday to see some of the Bay's best Americana acts sing happy birthday to a legend: O.G. of outlaw country, Waylon Jennings. Featuring performances from Misisipi Mike and the Midnight Gamblers, Otto Mobile and the Moaners, and a host of other California country collaborators, both the East Bay and the city proper will be represented. Other performers include members and collaborators of Deep Ellum, Ash Reiter, TV Mike and the Scarecrowes, and Dead Winter Carpenters. The festivities start at [...]

Misisipi Mike and Otto Mobile host Waylon Jennings birthday show at Starry Plough

This Saturday night, the Starry Plough in Berkeley will host an evening paying tribute to Waylon Jennings organized by local country artists Matt Lundquist of Otto Mobile and the Moaners and Misisipi Mike Wolf. Jennings, although wildly popular in his time, seems somewhat under-appreciated today, with his contemporaries such as Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash garnering far more attention. That being said, his great songwriting and distinctive rhythms on his albums are still an influence on artists today, perhaps most notably on Father John Misty's Fear Fun, where his driving basslines often remind me of Jennings. For the Starry Plough [...]

Otto Mobile and The Moaners join TV Mike and The Scarecrowes for dual album release at Amnesia, 1/24/13

Otto Mobile and the Moaners Otto Mobile and The Moaners and TV Mike and The Scarecrowes – two Bay Area bands composed mostly of Indiana transplants – are both releasing LPs, so they're celebrating with an all-Indiana native show at Amnesia January 24th. Restless Sun is the second LP for Otto Mobile, which is led by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Matt Lundquist. Lundquist splits his time between San Francisco and his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. He tells me he spends time in Indiana for "lots of space and a slower pace" and "lazy front porch picking," while the Bay Area [...]

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