Advance your country with Outlaws & Angels at Miners Foundry

Traditional and less traditional country music fans will have a great time dancing to the hot sounds of Outlaws and Angels on Friday, September 16 at Miners Foundry in Nevada City.
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Traditional and less traditional country music fans will have a great time dancing to the hot sounds of Outlaws and Angels on Friday, September 16 at Miners Foundry in Nevada City.

Outlaws and Angels founder and lead guitarist Bill Lapham, who has been part of the Nevada County music scene for many years, has put together a strong country band with a growing following.

Lapham is joined by steel pedal aficionado Larry Tracy who comes to Nevada County via Austin, Texas and San Francisco and is a heavyweight in the music industry, along with bassist Mark Skrukrud, guitarist rhythm and backing vocals, Darin Driscoll, drummer Mark Blackstone, Cherisha Heart St. John playing guitar and vocals, with lead singer Allison Green.



Founder and lead guitarist of the Outlaws and Angels, Bill Lapham has put together a strong country band with a growing following. Lapham is joined by steel pedal aficionado Larry Tracy who comes to Nevada County via Austin, Texas and San Francisco and is a heavyweight in the music industry, along with bassist Mark Skrukrud, guitarist rhythm and backing vocals, Darin Driscoll, drummer Mark Blackstone, Cherisha Heart St. John playing guitar and vocals, with lead singer Allison Green.
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The seven-piece musical act delivers, playing some of the best country music with a bit of “underground” songs that many may not have heard before, but are sure to seek out in the future. The band is also playing a few songs that will surprise viewers as they veer away from hard core country to some unexpected tunes, back-up guitarist Darin Driscoll said.

“We play traditional country, outlaw-style country – Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings – but then we’ll play more underground country artists who come out of Nashville and have fantastic music, like Kelsey Waldon, Sunny Sweeney – so off-brand stuff and there’s also a few surprises in our set that aren’t country music. So we’re changing the script a bit,” Driscoll said.



The evening will kick off with professional line dancing lessons for beginners as well as those who might need a tune-up. Live entertainment will take the stage starting at 8 p.m. with the opening of Broken Spoke starring Jessica Lynn. Jessica Lynn is a singer/songwriter from Nevada City. A warm, strong voice expressing love for the land, heartbreak and love, his music combines a bit of country, folk and that good small town feel to fill your hearts and ears.

The band plays regularly in the Sacramento area and this show is one of the last opportunities to see outlaws and angels locally.

“This will be our last local show for a while, and we’re having a lot of fun,” Driscoll said.

Source: Miners Foundry Cultural Center

Toya J. Bell