Ralph White, Thee Olde Country, Alexa Rose

Ralph White

Thee Olde Country

Alexa Rose

Tue, January 24, 2017

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Ralph White
Ralph White
One of our foremost instrumentalists and a true hidden American treasure, Ralph White has taken the back roads in his inspired pursuit of the ancient roots of music. The "folk/noise/avant-whatever genius" (Joe Gross, Austin American-Statesman) has traveled extensively as an itinerant musician and laborer. Through that his intimate, nuanced musical language has slowly revealed itself, along a path that meandered from the apple orchards of British Columbia to the villages of Zimbabwe and Namibia where White learned to play kalimba, and through the lonesome moors of Ireland to Australia, Peru, and beyond.

Along with Danny Barnes and Mark Rubin, White completed the original and definitive lineup of Austin's 90s "cow-punk" pioneers The Bad Livers ( recent Texas Music Hall of Fame inductees). He now performs his singular blend of ancient rural folk music solo. Ralph has toured extensively in North America and Europe and has recorded countless collaborations and indie solo records "where borders are erased and music is the only language."-- Insound.

"What longtime Austinite and former Bad Liver Ralph White puts on albums and onstage is so mind-boggling and vast, it forces those of us in the description business down a treacherous path."-- Darcie Stevens, Austin Chronicle.


"White was a member of well-loved punk bluegrass outfit Bad Livers, but his solo work is possessed of a much more lonesome spark, exaggerating the implied drone at the heart of the music of Dock Boggs and The Stanley Brothers...White plays wooden six-string banjo, violin, button accordion and kalimba and his voice has a high, eerie quality to it...extremely psychedelic."-- David Keenan, The Wire UK.



Thee Olde Country
Thee Olde Country
Thee Olde Country is a honky-tonk outfit established in the Barbary Coast, 2004. Certain astronomical alignments (and parole boards) summon these outlaws from the darkest corners of lonely saloons to drench bystanders in their drunken, pill-pop’n, heart-break’n, boot-stomp’n, pinball-play’n, beloved Classic Country music of forgotten decades they cannot escape.
Survivors of past TOC shows recall witnessing surprise appearances by burlesque dancers, comedians, cowboy poets and mysterious oddities that defy description.

In other lives, this evolving cast of musicians have manifested in bands including: Or, the Whale, Magic Trick, Gram Rabbit, Steer the Stars, Sychronized watches, North Fork and many more.
Alexa Rose
Alexa Rose
Virginia-born singer-songwriter Alexa Rose spent her formative years writing songs on a hand-me-down guitar in a little mountain town, and scaled down the Blue Ridge to settle in Western North Carolina in 2013. At 19, she released her debut album, "North," which spoke to her folk influences and featured simple renditions of handmade songs on piano and guitar. The album’s premier track, “The Bear,” was featured on WVTF Public Radio’s “Back to the Blue Ridge” program, as well as other regional radio stations.

At 23 years of age, Rose has been writing songs for nearly a decade now, but only recently became vagabond, touring her Appalachian folk-infused Americana since she graduated from Appalachian State University in 2015. She has been called a "rising voice of the region," sharing the stage with artists like Joy Ike, The Ragbirds, and Jessica Lea Mayfield, and winning Asheville's acclaimed Brown Bag Songwriting Contest in 2016. "Alexa Rose has all of the plaintive yodels and delicate-yet-smart lyrics to more than satisfy the folk-obsessed among us." - Auntie Bellum Online
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/