Barley Street Tavern
tickets available at www.theslowdown.com
Clarence Tilton is an alt-country/country-rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. Led by the brothers Weber, the group combines classic country feel, country blues guitar picking, with lyrics and themes steeped in a rich moody cauldron of Midwestern nerd. They are not afraid to take their time, but are also not afraid to take a swing, with songs toggling between a remorseful ache and an uplifting push off your seat. All the while, they stay true to an obvious love for the sound of pedal steel and traditional country music. Craig Meier (Sixty Watt Saloon, Hong Jyn Corporation, Pendrakes) on bass and Jarron Wayne Storm (Willard’s Band, Poncho and the Contraband) on drums deftly provide the giddy-up; Paul Novak (Pendrakes) ties it all together on acoustic guitar. The Weber brothers (The Get, GroundTyrants) are free to switch between steel and six string, exchange leads on telecasters, and harmonize at will. Clarence Tilton’s new self-titled, self-released album, recorded mostly live in the studio, is only a hint at what five guys, a whiskey bottle, and common purpose can achieve.