Jon Langford with Jean Cook & Jim Elkington - Skull Orchard Acoustic

Jon Langford with Jean Cook

"Jon Langford has grit in his voice and melody in his soul. A punk-rock pioneer, a leading light of alt-country, a troubadour for our times, a musicians’ mentor, a visual artist of uncommon skill, a singer-songwriter who writes with the authority of having lived a life
rather just having imagined it, how do you peg Langford? Is he folk, rock, country, punk, what? Yes, he’s all that. Langford is Langford, a transplanted Welshman who’s been in Chicago long enough for us to claim him, and in doing so, stake a claim to a treasure." - Chicago New City

"A Welshman with a fine arts degree from the University of Leeds, Jon Langford co-founded The Mekons (a spectacularly rough 'n' tumble crew dubbed "the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll" by the estimable Lester Bangs) in 1977.
Langford relocated to Chicago in 1992; since then, he's crammed 48 hours into every day, sustaining incarnations of The Mekons while fronting country-roots devotees The Pine Valley Cosmonauts as well as The Waco Brothers ("half Clash/half Cash"), collated three volumes of anti-death penalty fundraisers ("The Executioner's Last Songs"), squeezed out three brilliant solo discs, produced many other artists' works, added his singular artwork to dozens of records/projects and sat in with or promoted countless other Chi-town area artists." - Jim Musser

The Fucking Buckaroos

Formed in San Francisco in 2004, the group consists of Timothy Sandberg (vocals/guitar/banjo), Ricky Pugh (vocals/guitar/mandolin) Andy Appleton (drums) and Thomas “Pinkus” Puhek (bass). Their 20-song, self-titled album, The Fucking Buckaroos, was released in 2007. In 2009 they partnered with Tijuana-based psychobilly band Los Helldandys to put out a split 7″ vinyl-only record entitled Popular Romance, and in 2010 they were featured on Untitled 21: A Juvenile Tribute to the Swingin Utters. Their second full-length album, II, was released in 2012 in America, with an upcoming European release planned by Germany’s Out of My Mind Records. Having expanded the scope of their music over the better part of the last decade, the band has reflected the influence of their travels and experience into their unique form of “Punk Rock Americana”. Both their originals and their interpretations of country/folk/bluegrass standards, are often riotous, profane and filled with trouble, toil and bloodshed; but they also reflect a deep sense of compassion, hilarity and a demand for social justice.The Fucking Buckaroos will make you want to fight, fuck, laugh and cry, all at the same time.



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