ROSE CITY BAND is celebrated guitarist Ripley Johnson of WOODEN SHJIPS and MOON DUO. On his latest album 'Earth Trip,' Johnson colors songs with a country-rock twang and a melancholic, wistful undertone. Themes recur such as pining for summers spent in the company of friends to newer meditations on space and the splendor of the natural world. Johnson’s classically West Coast songs communicate emotions entirely of the moment with both his lyrics and intimate vocal style, as well as his elegant guitar lines and counter-melodies on the pedal steel. The album treads an equally fine line between country and cosmic.
Price: $15 advance, $10 early bird