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Categorized as: Nightlife & Entertainment
Event tags: music, Pioneertown, Pappy's



August 2, 2012

Take two Americana singer-songwriters, an indie-rock veteran of a

drummer, country-born bassist, and metal-bred pedal steel player, and

what do you get: the rough-hewn yet driftwood-smooth; rebel-headed, but

heart-of-gold sound of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. The outfit

includes singer-songwriters Chris Doud and Will Taylor, Bass and

harmonies, Taylor Webster, drummer Aaron Burtch, master

of all lead instruments Matt Cordano, and newest member Chandler Pratt

on Mandolin/Guitar. Any Outfit member may tell you that it’s plenty just

to be at the pinnacle of a local music scene embracing roots and

Americana music, but, as one recent convert put it, “the rest of America

needs to hear this noise.” Likened to anything from Old Crow Medicine

Show and The Avett Bros. to Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Wills and even Neil

Young (depending on which live set you happen to catch) they most often

defy categorization, usually settling for some hybrid of Americana,

folk, rock, bluegrass, and that sweet, old country&western. They

describe their efforts as trying to make good, honest, insightful music,

that’s not afraid of a good time and a little fun, that people will

move their feet to, and that also goes real well with a straight road

and a long drive.

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit has been

recording and performing original music since 2005. With two successful

record releases under their belts—their self-titled debut and their

anti-slump, sophomore effort The Ghost of Good Manners—their fan base

continues to grow. It’s the contagious enthusiasm of their live show,

however, that keeps their fans coming back to see them over and over

again. Their choice instrumentation, original material, and strong

cohesion on stage has left many spectators with the lasting impressions

of both fine song-craft and a rare live-music experience.

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