Thursday To-Do: Dixie Bee Liners | Rock Candy

Thursday To-Do: Dixie Bee Liners



9 p.m., Juanita's. $10.

Is bluegrass becoming the new hardcore in the South? There's certainly been a wave of young guns, eager to forgo Gibson SGs for a mandolin to shred on, adopting the genre lately. Sure, the attitude is different but it's almost commonplace to see handfuls of mohawked fiddle aficionados at bluegrass festivals nowadays. In this light, The Dixie Bee-Liners are a nice change of pace. Founded in New York City but tagged as “Bible belt noir,” they're five nice people with pleasant voices, dressed well, playing agreeable, NPR-ready music. Their newest release, “Susanville,” is an expansive, 19-track concept album about American interstates and the characters alongside them. It's a sunshine and cherry pie take on Americana that's totally, well, nice.

John Tarpley

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