Last Call Troubadours: CD Release Party
Take one part Uncle Tupelo, add in Old Crow Medicine Show and Tom Petty, round it off with a healthy measure of the The Beatles and Cheap Trick, and you’ll be close to nailing down the sound of Marin County’s Last Call Troubadours.
Formed after a songwriting club, Last Call Troubadours is the brainchild of longtime artists Barry Blum and Tom Holmes, with support from fellow musicians Tom Huebner and Ric Wilson. The collective delivers a rousing blend of Americana-flavored roots-rock on their self-titled debut album—a nine-song collection that draws heavily from shared life experiences. “Pride Comes Before a Fall” highlights the trials and tribulations of making it in the musical industry, with a leaning toward the darker sides. “Vaudeville Man” is based on Blum’s father, a real-life vaudeville performer who was once asked to join the Three Stooges. Infused with a rich, acoustic vibe, the track continues the album’s theme of acknowledging the dark side with moody notes hammering a touch of warning.