Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers
Whether nailing an upbeat honky-tonk tune or a slow, sad story-song, Zoe Muth's music is so honest and familiar, you'll wonder why you haven't heard it yet. Picture an old country road, flat land on either side and a whole lot of nothing out the window. The mood of the music captures a stark honesty that recalls some of the finest country classics - you can almost feel the wheels turning under the pickup truck - but the spotlight should rest on Muth's strikingly honest vocal delivery and unpretentious, poetic lyrics.
The Lost High Rollers are: (Harmonson on pedal steel, electric guitar, and dobro; Greg Nies on drums and keys; Mike McDermott on bass; and Ethan Lawton on mandolin). The soundscapes the band creates match Muth's lyrics flawlessly, each flutter from the mandolin and every sliding note from the pedal steel pulling the listener further along that country road, closer all the time to the light in the window of that old hotel.
Folk Life Defined
... what is Folklife? The easiest way to explain is to take the word apart. Folk = People. Life = Music, at least for the folks involved in Folklife. The Humboldt Folklife Society is a group of dedicated volunteers who love music, mostly folk music, but certainly not exclusively...