Bennett Jackson & The Ranch Hands // Michaela Anne & The Wild Hearts

Bennett Jackson & The Ranch Hands // Michaela Anne & The Wild Hearts

Even though Bennett Jackson & The Ranch Hands record and regularly perform in New York City, the bandmembers are native coastal Californians. Beach town characters and the peeling paint of seaside dive bars join the Ranch Hands’ country-rock aesthetic on their new album, Day’s Market. Their 2013 record, Texana, received national and global airplay and, as the San Jose Mercury put it, “the album rocks.” Singer and songwriter Michaela Anne has received accolades from The New York Times, Rolling Stone and NPR, just to name a few. Based out of Nashville, but also with NYC roots, she recently released the album Ease My Mind, recalling Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and lots more of your favorites. $12 Advance/Door Doors at 7:00 PM www.bennettjackson.com www.michaelanne.com Texana by Bennett Jackson Ease My Mind by Michaela...
Bennett Jackson – “Texana” CD Release Show

Bennett Jackson – “Texana” CD Release Show

Friday, July 5, 8:00 PM Bennett Jackson $12/Adv/Door Doors at 7:30 PM “the new album rocks” – San Jose Mercury In 2011 Bennett Jackson moved to Texas; a place where his family first arrived after crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, nearly 100 years ago. After settling into the capitol city of Austin, the new songs came fast, with a Texas bent and rock & roll beat, and became the basis of his new record, Texana. Bennett reconvened with the co-producers and collaborators of his first two EPs (2010’s honky-tonk inflected Plumas County and the Mexican tinged Ranchera) at Mason Jar Studios in a Brooklyn winter to record Texana. The songs on this album embody the traditions and longing of country music, the surefootedness of rock & roll, and the expansive qualities and mythology of the American West; often with a comic touch and a roadmap’s specificity. The guitar is his paintbrush, depicting vivid landscapes – from the cinematic title track, or the roadhouse stomp of “Rodeo of Love,” to the diesel-powered chords of “Big Truck.” Texana is about dreaming as big as the Lone Star State, with choruses as large as the sun-soaked horizon, predestined for car stereos on weekend road-trips. Get ready for more music and live concert dates as well, because as the leader of a versatile and dynamic band, Bennett has played venues and festivals nationwide and continues to tour....