Loup River Band & Street Choir

From the Best Bets column of the 12/11/09 Ground Zero in the Lincoln Journal-Star:

Loup River Band & Street Choir has made itself a fine album. It’s called The Year Of Biscuits And Gravy, and it’s being released tonight at The Bourbon Theater. That’s the who, what, when, and where for the show that will showcase one of the best Lincoln records of the year. Ranging from the straight country of “Game Day Waltz” to the Springsteen “Nebraska-ish” I Seem To Have It All, through rock ‘n’ roll, alternative country-rock, and a little folk, the Loup River Band has crafted a disc that is of a place and time, but also somehow timeless and universal, as is the case with all great roots music.

Jeff Iwanski, who plays acoustic guitar is a captivating lyricist, telling his stories with pointed observation, emotion and at times, humor. The band puts together some fine songs, blending electric guitar and piano and some guest shots on harmonica and pedal steel. The vocals by Iwanski and Gene Hogan are pure, heartfelt country-folk. The whole thing is perfectly produced by Tery Daly: spare, clean and evocative.

The disc is on Lone Prairie Records, whose slogan is “Music from the Great American Desert”. Showtime is 9pm, The Candle Simon will open. Cover is $4 for those 21 and over, $6 for those 18-20. Buy a CD, you’ll be glad you did.