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Thursday, March 13 • 1:00am - 1:30am
Two Dollar Bash

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Two dollar bash are a Berlin-based acoustic folk/country/blues band, originally from Scotland and France, consisting of 4 talented singer-songwriters, who can back up each others compositions with an intuitive feel that can only come from many years of playing together. With great original songs, fine musicianship and impressive 3 and 4 part harmonies, the band blends influences from North American folk, blues and country with Celtic and European styles. The members have been playing together in different combinations throughout Europe for the past fifteen years, in a variety of bands including punk, rock, psychedelic and swing as well as the folkier formations, and also simply traveling around, picking up gigs and busking, swapping songs and stories with other musicians along the way. As well as honing their own songwriting and playing skills, this means that the band’s repertoire includes many songs from friends, who in turn are singing two dollar bash songs throughout Europe and North America. Since the formation of this incarnation of the band in 2003, two dollar bash has been touring constantly throughout Europe, and has also completed two very successful tours of America. In September 2005 they won the “Rising Legend” award at the 30th Old-time Country and Traditional Music Festival in Missouri Valley, Iowa. In 2006 two dollar bash played at the Mean Fiddler’s Latitude Festival in England, and were one of 4 bands from around the world selected to perform at the International Country Night showcase at the Popkomm music industry conference in Berlin. In March 2007, after tours of Ireland, Belgium and Germany, two dollar bash did an extensive tour of the US and Canada which included showcase performances at the prestigious South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas and Canadian Music Week in Toronto. The touring continued in the summer, with tours of Germany, Czech Republic and a major UK tour to coincide with the release of their albums there through Proper Distribution. Both of their albums, “Two Dollar Bash” and “On the Road”, are released on Berlin label Cannery Row Records. The music is also available through all major download platforms via digital distributor Zebralution. Two Dollar Bash has just finished recording their third album, "Lost River", with producer Craig Ward (The Frames, deUs, The Love Substitutes),which will be released early in the new year. After much positive feedback resulting from the American tours and this year's SXSW showcase, Two Dollar Bash are looking for a license partner in North America.

Thursday March 13, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am CDT
The Ale House 310 E 6th St (Alley Entrance)

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