The Lobero may be under construction until winter, but that doesn’t stop hellbent performers from taking the stage at Marjorie Luke Theatre for Sings Like Hell! Saturday’s hottest nights are back, with eccentric musical guests (and Peggie’s even more eclectic outfits!). Each night of tuneful discovery in Series 33 offers a different taste of what’s new and hotter than Hades, with performers from all over. Check out the full line-up below:
The Blasters + David Luning
Blending blues, rockabilly, punk rock, mountain music and folk into their own self-described “American Music,” The Blasters have been rocking it since 1979, recently releasing their latest album last year. David Luning finishes up with Americana/rock beats, stunning lyrics and powerful vocals.
David Lindley + Michael Fracasso
David Lindley’s world-music résumé means you can expect a fusion of folk, blues and bluegrass along with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic and other cultures. Folk musician Michael Fracasso took Texas by storm when he arrived in Austin, being voted “Best New Artist” in Music City Texas‘s Insider’s Poll. He has worked on numerous collaborations and CDs, including writing music for movies.
The Wheeler Brothers + The Dirty River Boys
Family-band The Wheeler Brothers provide a melting pot of melodies, with rock, folk, Americana, roots and blues influencing their tunes. The Dirty River Boys bring new meaning to stripped-down acoustic, with rock ‘n’ roll and western vibes (they’re known for having a rattlesnake in one of their songs).
Jason Isbell + Special Guest
Alabama singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, just off the release of his solo album Southeastern, delivers personal lyrics and a profound sound.
Birds of Chicago + Ellis Paul
Duo J.T. Nero and Alison Russell from Birds of Chicago combine guitar and banjo for a whimsical melody and harmonious energy that remind us why we love Americana roots music. Boston’s Ellis Paul’s folk music hearkens to the past while keeping one eye on the future of the genre.
Crystal Bowersox + Special Guest
Singer-songwriter Crystal Bowersox takes to the stage, with her uplifting and deeply personal lyrics that mesh with blues and soul influences throughout her songs.
Sings Like Hell offers a new look at some eclectic artists who may never have made it to Santa Barbara otherwise. Get more information here.
-Taylor Micaela Davis