Madisons, Tennessee Stiffs, Lost Leaves
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
This event is 21 and over
“True to Indie, many of the players in Madisons are investigating new sounds with new instruments, and the excitement that feeling of conquest it gives to a musician can be clearly heard in the songs on You Can Take Your Sorry Ass Back to West Texas!.” — The Alternate Root Magazine
“A true onion of an album that reveals more with each listen.” — Bucket Full of Nails
"You begin to ask yourself if the characters reflect the true makeup of the given town or could they be from anywhere and still be the same? Regardless, Solis has a way of storytelling and revealing characters unlike most." — New Slang
"They call themselves garage-folk, but that's the Madisons underestimating themselves. After two releases featuring a rotating cast of characters, they've settled into a septet of fiddles, trumpets, guitars, and percussion that's ramshackle in all the right places. No One's Ever Gonna Know Your Name purports the tale of a young Mexican named Sal, whose childhood can best be described as poor, and who then enlists in the Army, battles alcoholism, and endures a pair of divorces before finding love and happiness. All in the span of 10 songs. The breadth of sound conveying this evokes Alejandro Escovedo, the songs filled with Southwestern imagery rooted in a wide swath of Texas rock, country, and none of the above. The swaggering alt.country of "Bar Stool" and the heartrending acoustic ramble "Melissa" are among the high points of a collection best appreciated whole." - Jim Caligiuri, The Austin Chronicle
We're not from Tennessee.
A little bit rock 'n' roll, a little bit country, and a whole lotta rowdy make up Tennessee Stiffs.
Formed in late 2011 and fueled by their eclectic musical interests, co-founders-turned-married-couple Ethan Lee and Cara B were determined to create something never heard before.
They seamlessly blend Americana, blues, rock, folk, country, and a myriad of other influences into a powerful and provocative product they affectionately call "Death Folk."
something dark, something pretty,
something great, something gritty.
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