Spotlight: Bluegrass standouts stop in Spokane

The North Carolina bluegrass quintet Town Mountain will swing through Spokane during a nationwide tour, landing at Bob Rice’s Studio, 1514 S. Cedar St.

Town Mountain, based in Asheville, is touring in support of its fourth record, “Leave the Bottle.” As the bluegrass website The Bluegrass Situation (co-founded by actor-comedian-musician Ed Helms) noted recently: “In the spirit of blending traditional bluegrass instrumentation with modern musicality, Town Mountain has continued to develop with their cover of the Bruce Springsteen tune ‘I’m On Fire.’ And they make it sound like the Boss’ words came straight out of Appalachia. Needless to say, Town Mountain is the real deal. See y’all down the road.”

(A video of the band performing “I’m on Fire” is posted on thebluegrasssituation.com and YouTube.)

“Leave the Bottle” was produced by Mike Bub, the Grammy-winning former bassist for the Del McCoury Band. “Digging on the Mountainside” from “Leave the Bottle” was included on “Putamayo Presents: Bluegrass,” along with Alison Krauss and Union Station, and David Grisman and Jerry Garcia. The group has collaborated or played with a host of bluegrass notables, including Doc Watson, Steep Canyon Rangers, Keller Williams, David Grisman and The Infamous Stringdusters.

The show is Thursday. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, available by calling Rice at (509) 879-1871 or emailing him at www.interplayerstheatre.org. Interplayers is located at 174 S. Howard St.

Sabbath picks W.K.

Andrew W.K. has been tapped to open for Black Sabbath on the band’s North American tour that lands at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., on Aug. 24.

Andrew W.K., the self-proclaimed “King of Partying,” will perform a special DJ set before the metal band hits the stage. The musician and entertainer is best known for his 2001 hit single “Party Hard” from the album “I Get Wet.”

For ticket information, visit livenation.com.

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