Join us on September 14th in Fairpark for Jeff Crosby and the Refugees and George McConnell!
ABOUT JEFF CROSBY AND THE REFUGEES
Born and raised in Idaho, Jeff Crosby has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana throughout the US and beyond for the past decade. After moving to Los Angeles, CA in 2013 Crosby landed 2 songs ("This old town" and "Oh love oh lord") on the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy.
He spent 2015-16 splitting his time between playing guitar for Widespread Panic song-writer Jerry Joseph and recording and performing with his own band The Refugees. With over 200 shows with Joseph, Crosby still managed to play over 100 shows and release a new album with his band last year (including plays at Grand Targhee Music Festival, The Braun Brothers Reunion Festival, SXSW, a sold out 3 night run in Boise, ID, and opening a sold out show for Reckless Kelly at the legendary Gruene Hall outside Austin, Texas).
Crosby has now returned to his band full time and moved to Nashville, TN where he is currently finishing a new album produced and engineered by Gregg Williams (Dandy Worhals, Blitzen Trapper, Pete Droge, Jesse Malin) set for release summer '17. His last album "Waking Days" was recently re-released in the UK on At The Helm Records 12/9/16.
ABOUT GEORGE MCCONNELL
George McConnell picked up his first guitar at age 15, and he’s been picking them up ever since. As both a player and purveyor of guitars, he has amassed quite a collection of sounds, songs and stringed instruments. He’s served as lead guitarist in the bands Beanland, Kudzu Kings and Widespread Panic. In his spare time, he helmed a vintage guitar store on the historic Oxford Square.
McConnell first learned the ways of the world under the careful teaching of a truck driver named Lulu. When he was just ten years old, McConnell worked on the back of a beer truck with Lulu, traveling to juke joints and pool halls delivering delicious Falstaff in the Mississippi Delta.
McConnell grew up in the river town of Vicksburg, Mississippi, halfway between New Orleans and Memphis. Thus began exposure to the wide swath of music that inhabits the Mississippi soul. Over the years he crossed paths with musicians from the worlds of jazz, soul, blues, country and rock ‘n roll; in effect, McConnell couldn’t help but become the player that he is blurring these styles of music together. These experiences led him to become a full time musician, worse than that – a singing, guitar player; despite his family and friends’ wishes for a better life. This is music that can only be called rock ‘n roll.
With nearly two decades of stage experience under his belt, McConnell unleashes these new songs to take out on a “singles” only date, and have your way with them. So cozy up to your internet and pretend you are buying a real vinyl 45. Punch the button to download the way it used to be.
Those songs have been percolating in McConnell’s Oxford studio, and will be released in the following months through a series of downloadable singles, packaged together in “Virtual 45” form as a two-track (A-side and B-side) package.
Lulu would be proud.