Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sound Check Music Festival in Pinedale 6/26

From the Pinedale Fine Arts Council:

The Pinedale Fine Arts Council presents the third annual Sound Check Music Festival on Saturday, June 26 beginning at 5 p.m. in the American Legion Park in Pinedale. The concert is free (donations greatly appreciated) and will feature The Lonesome Heroes from Austin, TX as headliners. Rounding out the bill this year will be Leo Rondeau also from Austin, TX and local alt-country band The Tie Hacks will open things up. Don’t forget to bring a chair, cooler, sunscreen and shades and enjoy a great summer evening listening to three great bands!

Proclaimed as "rewriting the rules of alt country" by the Austin Chronicle, The Lonesome Heroes have emerged as a singular talent out of Austin's music scene. Songwriters Rich Russell and Landry McMeans founded the Heroes in 2005, and the pair has cultivated their New York and Texan roots into a unique sound that unites Indie Rock, Folk, and Country. The Heroes' songs evoke a Western Americana landscape littered with broken hearts, abandoned shopping malls, and crooked highways. Their lyrics have been hailed as rivaling "the best in the country world" (Smother Magazine.) Yet their sound reaches beyond the Country moniker. The Lonesome Heroes will be performing as a 5-piece band for the June 26 performance.

Originally from North Dakota, Leo Rondeau now calls Austin home and pulls his languid drawl across country ballads braced by banjo and steel, the caustic crack of his voice cut with an ornery attitude. Rondeau’s impressive songwriting drifts through easy honky-tonk anthems and supple, aching, country waltzes all the while mixing traditional country and bluegrass with storytelling inspired by Rondeau’s upbringing in the Turtle Mountains. Rondeau will be joined by his traveling band for the June 26 performance.

Pinedale’s The Tie Hacks, featuring members of the Science Rockets, play a refreshing blend of alt-country and Americana music complete with harmonies and vocal trade-offs. Fronted by local singer songwriters John Fogerty, Jason Burton, Terry Hill and Michelle Humber The Tie Hacks recently took first place in initial voting for the Targhee Music Fest Battle of the Bands Contests earlier this spring.

The now annual Sound Check was first conceived two years ago by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council as a means of testing the new sound system they purchased with grant money from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. The Town of Pinedale, Sublette County Recreation Board and the Sublette County Joint Tourism Promotion Board also helped support this event.

FMI: or call 307.367.7322.