MUSIC: Backyard Tire Fire
Another excellent band that came out of my High Sierra experience is Backyard Tire Fire. I have to admit that I wasn't familiar with their work and stumbled across their show one hot afternoon..... only to find some honest, sweat-drenched rock 'n roll. Throw in some pedal steel and some songs about drinking beer and losing loves and you've got me pretty much hooked. Their sound is something along the lines of Drive-By Truckers or MOFRO, so if you're into the whole rock/blues/country thing then definitely check out these tracks from their 2005 release called Bar Room Semantics.
::: Backyard Tire Fire - Tryin' To Get Paid
::: Backyard Tire Fire - 31st Fall
::: Backyard Tire Fire - If It Make You Feel Good
A new EP is in the pipeline for October and a brand new LP is on the way in early 2007. In the meantime you can check out their official website for more info or cruise on over their myspace page for more music. Also, take a look at the "Dates" section of the website.... current tour covers the midwest and south, runs through October.
Their album is available from Insound, which is having a summer special. For 10% off any order, use the code "ilovesummer10" at checkout. For 15% off any order over 50 bucks, use the code "ilovesummer15". And, free shipping with orders over 30 bucks. So buy something.
[Side note: I got to see the lead singer of BTF, Ed Anderson, do a solo set one late night at the festival. He did a fantastic job and seems like a genuinely good fella; the whole crowd seemed to respond to him.]
[Photo credit goes to CinemaCowgirl; just another great polaroid shot.]