Friday, May 30, 2014

Tonight's Setlist: Blackberry Bushes in Blue Lake

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Tonight brings an opportunity to hang out in Blue Lake's finest drinking establishment – not that an excuse is needed to enjoy The Logger Bar's beauty and local vibe. It's wonderful on its own, so when a good band is added to the mix, the lure is only greater.

The Blackberry Bushes are really, really good and I'm not just saying that because they're crashing at my house. Jes Raymond and Jakob Breitbach met in the rainy bottom of the Puget Sound, but their music channels the sweetest and most haunting aspects of American traditional.

Joined by Bay Area native Julian Stocking on the upright bass, The Blackberry Bushes are playful and sophisticated virtuosos. Last time they played the Logger, the other musicians in the audience were overheard murmuring things like, "Wow." Show starts at 9 p.m. and is 21-and-over.

Chuck Johnson captured some of the magic last year in one of his Humboldt Live Sessions videos:

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