Buck Nickels & Loose Change - CANCELLED
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

boot scootin' honky tonk


July 13 8:00 pm

Buck Nickels & Loose ChangePlease see the Freight box office for refunds.

Buck Nickels & Loose Change play honky tonk and Western swing with verve, grit, and a sly sense of humor rooted in the wilds of Sonoma County and Marin.

Singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist Buck Nickels learned his cowboy ways at the family ranch in Sonoma. He was winning blue ribbons at rodeos and hauling grain for his family’s cattle-feed business when he first heard Bob Wills on the radio of his grandpa’s Cadillac and knew in a flash he wanted to be a country star. He scored an old Martin at the local pawn shop, learned a few tunes, and started writing songs and serenading the local cowgirls. Sonoma’s mostly gone to vineyards now, but horses and cattle still roam the family ranch, and at the end of a long day Buck still plays that old Martin, and occasionally pulls out his Telecaster. Larry Cragg, on pedal steel and vocals, has been tinkering with stringed instruments since he was 15, repairing guitars in Mill Valley for Carlos Santana, Mike Bloomfield, the Grateful Dead, and the Jefferson Airplane back in the day. He toured the rock and roll circuit for 37 years as Neil Young’s guitar tech, and has played in bands with Neil, Nils Lofgren, Booker T. Jones, and Clarence Clemons. Bassist Ross Perry is no stranger to the Marin music scene and currently plays with the band Learning Curve. Drummer CC Dawson traveled and recorded extensively with his bands Darkstar and the Dawson-Tate Band in the 1980s and 90s, and has played locally with such artists as David Gans, Cole Tate, Lynn Asher, and the Rowan Brothers.
If you like your swing with a twang, Buck Nickels & Loose Change serve up honky tonk you can dance to, steeped in blues and booze, cars and bars, and the cowgirl that got away.

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