Poor Man's Whiskey with Steel Wool

May 17, 2018 - 8:00pm

            On Thursday, May 17, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KRVM’s Miles of Bluegrass proudly welcome Poor Man’s Whiskey for a Four Peaks Music Festival Pre Party featuring a special celebration of the greatest hits of The Band.  Opening the show will be Eugene’s very own Steel Wool.           

            Poor Man’s Whiskey is an Americana band originating in the San Francisco area, rooted around the songwriting talents of Josh Brough and Jason Beard (who met in 1993 at the University of California, Santa Barbara).  Poor Man’s Whiskey’s live show and sound is a blend of high octane old time/bluegrass music (often done on traditional acoustic instruments of banjo, guitar and mandolin) and a more psychedelic blues/jam rock style that calls upon their earlier influences such as Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers Band and The Grateful Dead.

            Poor Man’s Whiskey seamlessly transitions between acoustic and electric styles with a carefully crafted commitment that revolves around well-written songs and stories... while maintaining an exciting element of improvisation and the openness to let a song expand.

            Besides their nine original albums and high energy shows, Poor Man’s Whiskey is also known for their special “interpretation sets.” The band gained international attention from their bluegrass rendition of Dark Side of the Moonshine, as well as successful interpretive sets of Paul Simon’s Graceland, The Allman Brothers Band, The Eagles, Old and In the Way, and Kate Wolf.  PMW’S latest endeavor is their own special tribute to The Band.

            Poor Man’s Whiskey’s album Rockstar on the Weekend is getting great reviews at home and internationally. It was recorded over a two-year span while the band was traveling across the country with some of their favorite friends to some of their favorite places. Their latest album, Juniper Mountain, has just been released. It is a concept album that centers around two separated lovers. It is a story filled with pain ...but also a universal story of great love that can carry us through difficult times.

            PMW bring a reputation of high-energy live shows, and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam.  They have played to stages and festivals worldwide and this “High-Octane Hootenanny” delights all those interested in a foot-stompin’ good time.




            Genre fluid and spinning on the edges of rock, folk, funk and Zimbabwean mbira fusion music, these four players breathe fresh life into deep grooves cut by time and experience, bringing Acoustic Rock into the 21st century.

            Steel Wool is inspired by acts like CSN&Y, The Eagles, The Beatles and Paul Simon.  If you are a fan of the music of the 60s and 70s but want something new to your ears, you should check out Steel Wool.  The band, consisting of Tim Mueller (singer-songwriter-acoustic guitar) Nel Applegate (vocals, percussion, mbira), TR Kelley (bass) and Randy Hamm (drums) has released two CDs of original music: Just Maybe (2017) and All the Love in the World (2012).

            Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00.



Door Time: 
May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm
$15 Advance, $18 Day of Show