Mark Pickerel covers Dylan's "One More Cup Of Coffee"



Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands, Jon Rauhouse Quartet at Triple Door, 7:30 p.m., $10, all

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Mark Pickerel covers Dylan's "One More Cup Of Coffee"



Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands, Jon Rauhouse Quartet at Triple Door, 7:30 p.m., $10, all ages

Also, here's a link to a couple of mp3s, if you haven't heard these gents before (or would just like some mp3 action.)

Mark Pickerel's latest record, Cody's Dream, sounds like Bauhaus gone

country. And that ain't a bad thing. There's a reason Gothic country's

popular with the indie rock crowd--it invokes the angst of '80s punk,

with all the upbeat instrumental twang that's made country music so

darn endearing to all the young urbanites who cut their teeth on bands

like Nirvana and L7. But most people know Mark Pickerel, thanks to his

stint in the Screaming Trees; his opener, the Jon Rauhouse Quartet, is

a different story. Though you might not recognize the name, Rauhouse

(pictured) is a renowned multi-instrumentalist who regularly

contributes his talents on pedal steel guitar (not to mention banjo, if

memory serves) to studio and live recordings for popular country

musicians like the Grievous Angels and Neko Case. But he's also made a

few recordings of his own; his latest, 2007's Steel Guitar Heart Attack,

demonstrates the chops that earned him a spot in Neko Case's touring

band (one he's held onto for several years now). Here's hoping this

tour earns Rauhouse a little bit of well-deserved name recognition. SARA BRICKNER

 
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