Sunday, June 8, 2014

Viva Las Ranas!: The Mastersons and Steve Earle & the Dukes

Texas husband & wife led band, The Mastersons, are Chris Masterson, guitars and Eleanor Whitmore, multi-instrumentalist.  Said duo are also 2/4ths of Steve Earle's latest edition  of the Dukes.  Tonite they are both as the Mastersons, fresh off the critically acclaimed success of their first cd "Birds Fly South" and gearing up for the release of their  sophomore release, the aspirationally titled "Good Luck Charm" opening for, then backing Steve Earle at the Minnesota Zoo.

Having witnessed this exact same lineup last August on a road trip with my son, tonite I am doubling down on the Mastersons with Steve Earle to again make my music bets payoff big.  My son and I had such a fun and memorable time I thought I would spread the family love this time taking my daughter.   See my review of that show, chosen by No Depression as one of its blog "greatest hits":  "The 'Low Country' Comes to Wisconsin with its Message of Truth, Hope and Solidarity".

The only question mark concerning tonite's show is whether Steve will again try his hand at frog herding as he did a couple years back at the MN Zoo during Los Lobos' set.  Vivia Las Ranas!

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