The Toasters, Emmylou Harris and Reverend Horton Heat round out the week's best bets
This week Emmylou Harris brings her singular voice to the Amp, legendary NYC act The Toasters celebrate 40 years in ska at Jack Rabbits and Reverend Horton Heat bring their rockabilly fire to Intuition Ale Works.
Here’s the list of what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week.
The Toasters – Wednesday, March 2
Jack Rabbits | San Marco
Heralded as one of the most influential American acts of ska’s second wave, the NYC-founded group The Toasters celebrate nearly forty years of infectious, uptempo, trombone-infused music at San Marco’s Jack Rabbits on Wednesday, as part of the band’s 4 Decades in Ska tour.
Emmylou Harris & the Red Dirt Boys – Friday, March 4
St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine
Over the last five decades, legendary singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris has lent her singular voice and rarified song-craft to a laundry list of projects. Have a look at this list of collaborators: Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Beck, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams… need we go on? Harris performs with her band at The Amp on Friday.
Reverend Horton Heat – Saturday, March 5
The Bier Hall @ Intuition Ale Works | Downtown Jacksonville
Widely praised as the godfather of modern rockabilly and psychobilly, the energetic Dallas-based trio led by James C. Heath known as Reverend Horton Heat brings their primal-rock evangelism to the Bier Hall inside Intuition Ale Works’ Downtown-Jax taproom on Saturday.