Bitter, Drunk, and Cold-er: Extended Play Sessions, Norwood Mass
Out in Norwood, Massachusetts, tucked behind an auto body shop and the usual industrial park suspects is a little gem of a venue that’s the home of Bill Hurley’s Extended Play Sessions (more on that later), and Monday, March 23rd, it was home to the LA Americana/roots/country/western/just plain sh*t-kickin’ music band The Far West.
For those “not in the know”, TFW came together in early 2010, each member having left other bands to pursue a unique sound they weren’t getting elsewhere. Singer Lee Briante posted a late night craigslist ad that consisted of nothing more then the text ‘looking to do something like this’. and a Waylon Jennings video. Texas born Robert Black responded within minutes and The Far West was born. Chicago native Aaron Bakker soon joined the band bringing his exceptional guitar playing to the lineup. With Michael Whiteside on piano & keys and Brian Bachman on drums, the line up was solidified. (Thanks to TFW WebSite http://www.thefarwestband.com)