After downing multiple Southern Comfort-laced concoctions at the FADER Sideshow, my stomach was ready for a little sustenance to help soak up the booze before the night got underway. Before I left, I was informed that London's Alberta Cross was a band that should be totally my speed. The magical words "melodic bluesy alt-country" were muttered, and that is all it took to keep me firmly in place to check these lads out.
Crossing the genres of rock. folk and alt-country, their rootsy soul kept my ears glued to every note seaping out of the sound system. Main dudes Petter Ericson Stakee and Terry Wolfers grew up on the classics from The Band, Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen, and it shows. Now that I've seen them perform an abbreviated set, I would love to catch them in my current hometown of Austin, set up on a dimly lit stage with few whiskey drinks in hand. I'll be snagging their latest album, The Thief & The Heartbreaker, whenever I hit my local record shop next.