Road Trip to Cowtown: Checking in with Andy Hersey
Apologies for my absence from the blogosphere; prior to the weekend I went on a camping/hiking/swimming trip to Fossil Creek in the Mogollon Rim, and there was no wireless internet up there. Before I left though I went on Thursday night to see my cowboy crony Andy Hersey play his country/cowboy-rock at Last Exit - Andy always rocks a good show, no matter how drunk he may be (and sometimes the drunkenness is my fault). If you're not familiar with him, you can read more here and here, or check out his music on the Myspace.
Now I've got a good excuse for another road trip, this one down south to Sonoita where Andy lives, for his CD release party on June 1st. I haven't heard his new disc, Between God and Country, but I was around for some of the songwriting that birthed the tunes, and despite my tendencies toward punk rock and hip-hop, I'm down for a barn dance as well. It's a long drive, down near the Mexico/U.S. border, but if you've got the time it'll be well worth it to make it to Pioneer Hall at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds to get your hoedown on. Meanwhile, here's a live collaboration by Andy and Roger Clyne from a show in Tucson last February.