A definite favorite of many of the Cedar volunteers, the Pines will be playing at the Cedar on Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 pm. During this highly anticipated event, they should be playing several songs from their major-label debut, Sparrows in the Bell, which will be released June 12 from Red House Records.
Composed of Iowa natives David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey, The Pines combine roots, blues and indie-rock to create a raw, haunting sound that is inventive and compelling. Benson Ramsey, the son of Greg Brown’s producer and sideman Bo Ramsey, was reared on folk and blues music and continues to let those influences shine, even on louder electric songs. Like Benson, David also has a deep love for traditional music, and together the two of them craft music that evokes the ancient while incorporating newer rock and pop grooves. Both strong writers and musicians, Benson and David have distinct voices that complement each other, causing audiences and critics alike to tout them as a powerful young force in American roots music.
Benson Ramsey last played in early April at the Cedar with Pieta Brown, daughter of Greg Brown. It was a wonderful concert. He has a great guitar style and voice. Tickets for the concert in June are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. It’ll be a great show.