Eugene’s very own bluegrass/rock band Alder Street is bringing ragtime/swing juggernauts Jacob Miller and The Bridge City Crooners down from Portland tonight for an old fashioned barn party being held at Sam Bonds Garage.
Opening the night’s venue is Jacob Miller and The Bridge City Crooners; the band is the incarnation of old time culture. When you step into a bar and see the Crooners you are nearly transported back in time to the speakeasy days. Jacob, the bands lead singer, finger picks a steel body National guitar. Accompanying him are his bassist, harmonica player, banjo, trombone and washboard; playing ragtime, swing blues covers as well as their own music of the same genre. As of right now, the Crooners have recorded three albums and have no plans of stopping any time soon.
Finishing the evening will be the Alder Street band, covering songs like The Trooper by Iron Maiden and traditional Ol’ Joe Clark. They promise to have a mixture of bluegrass, as well as rock. Alder Street musical instruments include a banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle bass and drums. The band has recorded two albums, Too Drunk to Folk and Hillbilly Roadhouse, in the past and are working on a third. The band is full of talent, each leading certain songs and all singing back up.
Sam Bonds Garage is located at 407 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402, 541-431-6603. The band will hit the stage around 9 p.m. tonight. There will be a $5.00 cover charge at the door.