by Andrew Crisp
Sometimes music shares lessons with economics. When musicians roll out a free performance, they hope that fans might free up liquid capital in exchange for liquid courage while they drink in new music.
Bluegrass and folk quartet The Jackalope Saints plan to do just that today, when they migrate from Portland, Ore., to Idaho to play a FREE show at Pengilly's Saloon.
Helmed by frontman Clinton Herrick, the band diddles with all manner of stringed instruments, including banjos, basses, mandolins and guitars. Occasionally, keys make an entrance, but for the most part, the band sticks to the timeless, organic Americana lineup.
It's channeled through their songwriter, Herrick. He told Yellow Room Recording that his songs are often written in response to "half-successful" relationships.
"I'm gonna hang my body high / so you can see / what you've done to me," Herrick sings on "High Troubles."
Jackalope Saints will join Radio Boise live from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ahead of their 8:45 p.m. show at Pengilly's. And then they'll take the stage in Stanley on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Redfish Lake as part of Music From Stanley.