Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week
Pick & Holler - Rhythm Room - Wednesday, January 8
Phoenix's Pick & Holler is not being ironic or glib when they call themselves an "old-time string band" or their genre "old-time Appalachian music." That's what they are, and that's what they play: A mix of genres connected by their energy and their place in American history.
There's a place for both genres of old-time string bands -- the ones who bend toward contemporary pop sounds and the ones who do their best to preserve something that already exists -- and I'm glad that when you go to a show in Phoenix and see a bunch of guys with vests setting up their acoustic instruments, you've got fair odds of seeing either kind.