The Browngrass Special

I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: Sour Bridges reminds me of a burst of something good. Their music rollicks free like a runaway train. And if you’ve not had the pleasure of such back porch musical revelry, you get the sudden realization of: Oh. That’s what a hootenanny’s supposed to be like.

The local quintet call their music as “browngrass,” like bluegrass with those heavy Appalachian influences, but a bit dirtier, more gritty, mixing traditional Texas folk with indie, rock ‘n’ roll and Americana. Be expecting a new album from Sour Bridges, Catfish Charlie, as soon as next month, and check out the video they did for the song you heard on today’s Austin Music Minute, “J-Train.” Meanwhile, see them play Tuesday night at midnight at The White Horse, 500 Comal St., following another AMM fave, Mrs. Glass at 10 p.m. Recommended good times all around.

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