Sean Wheeler & the Reluctant Messengers (Throw Rag)

Sean Wheeler & the Reluctant Messengers (Throw Rag)

Penelope Houston (Avengers), Katie Cash

Fri · August 30, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

Sean Wheeler & the Reluctant Messengers (Throw Rag)
Sean Wheeler & the Reluctant Messengers (Throw Rag)
Sean Wheeler and the Reluctant Messengers perform both originals and unique, indelible interpretations of relatively obscure songs from the American canon. Exploring the country, folk/traditional, gospel, and soul idioms, Desert Legend Sean Wheeler (Throw Rag) demonstrates a storyteller's love of a good tale and an understanding that there is nothing separating classic American musical forms — it can all be played together, and often in the same song. The seasoned musicians who comprise the Reluctant Messengers are Billy Pitman on guitar (Jimmie Vaughn), Danny McGough on keys (Tom Waits, Dave Davies), and Gregory Boaz on bass (Tex & the Horseheads).

Along with newer interpretations of American classics, the band will be performing songs from the Sean Wheeler solo album Sand in My Blood, released on the Little Village Foundation label.
“Less is definitely more in the case of this recording. A deeply felt voice, guitar, spare percussion, occasional keyboards and harmonica are all this special rough hewn music need. Open your mind and broaden your horizons with this lowdown masterpiece.” — Bluesblast Magazine
Penelope Houston (Avengers)
Penelope Houston is a singer-songwriter who in 1977 led San Francisco's iconic punk band The Avengers and has since recorded 7 critically acclaimed albums of dark folkrock.
Katie Cash
The music of Katie Cash harkens to a time when rock n roll inspired revolution. In the manner of legends, she handles her guitar with an unparalleled command, embodying the music with every fiber or her being — hair flung as staccato punctuations to the heart she wears on her sleeve. She owns her vocal delivery, swinging you between high & low in an array of lustful richness and provocative rhythms.

While leading, composing, producing and performing in her solo outfit, Cash also shares lead vocal and guitar duties in Oakland based bands Year of the Fist, & Skip the Needle, gliding between punk rock and rock n soul with graceful authenticity her fans have come to love.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706