Neck of the Woods Presents:
The Good Bad
Bart Budwig's Amperband, John Courage
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Good Bad
Hailing from San Francisco CA, The Good Bad have been a part of the exploding newgrass/bluegrass scene since 2010. They have shared the stage with genre favorites like The Brothers Comatose, The Lil' Smokies, Front Country and The Sam Chase. The groups unique character blend are captivating on stage and connect with audiences of all ages. The Good Bad bring a raucous and high-energy take on the string band sound. With mesmerizing stage presence and songwriting that combines influences ranging from Scruggs to Sublime, from The Devil Makes Three to The Delta Blues. Vocal Harmony and versatility is staple to their craft and they’ve honed it to deliver a true good time sound that goes best with a dash of whiskey. The five piece progressive bluegrass/newgrass ensemble features Thomas Beneduci (guitar, dobro), Aaron Lanes (mandolin, guitar), Paul Geoghan (bass), Shane Kalbach (fiddle), and Peter Dominici (banjo).
Bart Budwig's Amperband
Budwig doesn’t write the big songs. He writes songs about places between the hills, in the draws and hidden canyons where truth is a little more in focus, stories take their time being told, heartbreak is a place of deep reflection, and melodies don’t have to wear rhinestone suits or drive shiny, new cars to be beautiful. Bart will be releasing his 5th full-length album Paint by Numbers Jesus on April 1st, 2017, a "swamp country" concept album pulling from grooves of Motown and the American deep south in the 60s and 70s.
John Courage has been honing his skills as a songwriter, guitarist and producer for over 10 years in the music communities of Northern California, with stints in the Pacific Northwest and the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico. With a flair for vintage inspired rock and roll that takes cue from the Texas singer songwriter scene of the 70's, John Courage creates a sound that at once feels familiar yet urgent. New styles blossom and are assimilated into the songbook, and currently John Courage performs as a solo songwriter, or a raucous, guitar driven trio or quartet. With four self produced full length albums to his credit, and guitar credits on many other records, along with touring work on bass and lead guitar, John Courage now expands into the role of producer with the addition of Gremlintone Studios, a fledgling analog based production focusing on live recording. Expect a new album release in 2016, along with completion of Sonoma County compilation "The Out There Tapes", as the future pulls into full swing on many frontiers…stay tuned!