Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Salvation Alley String Band, the local combo that puts the "Western" back in Western Mass., celebrate their sophomore album this Sunday, November 18th at 7PM at the Iron Horse
The Salvation Alley String Band plays original music influenced by honky-tonk, western swing, Bakersfield country, bluegrass, and rock and roll. Following the release of their 2010 album The Pioneer Valley Rose and Other Favorites, audiences began falling in love with "Sal Al’s" catchy songs, guy/girl harmonies, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, and twangy guitars. Shucks, they even opened for Country Music legend George Jones at the Calvin Theatre this year to clearly favorable audience response. Hoots and hollers were heard. The band is releasing their self-produced second album, The Salvation Alley String Band presents The Space Wanderer on the local Rub Wrongways Records label tomorrow, Tuesday. November 13th and will celebrate the release with a show at the Iron Horse this Sunday, November 18th at 7PM along with The Beatroot Band and Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons. The album cover, in the Country & Western tradition, features a truck driving dinosaur (Triceratops?) on the cover. Tickets are $10 at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413 586 8686 and online at IHEG.com.