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Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours

Friday, Oct. 4


Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours are one of those charming, toe-tapping country bands that manages to bust the mainstream country mold.

"People hear the phrase Trailer Park Troubadours and expect to see something out of an episode of Cops or Jerry Springer," said McClain in a press release. "But we don't take the low road."

With lyrics like "I hope they got a trailer park in heaven / if they don't I might think twice before I go," and "She smelled like popcorn, Quaker State and lemon Pledge," Antsy McClain's style is tongue-in-cheek, happy-go-lucky and sometimes nostalgic.

The band will return to Boise Friday, Oct. 4, at the Egyptian Theatre for a rollicking show starting at 8 p.m. Benefiting the fledgling Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline, which launched about a year ago, general admission tickets cost $25.

The volunteer hot line offers support for those at risk of committing suicide, as well as family and friends looking for ways to help them--filling the last gap in a national quilt of support, since Idaho was the only state in the nation without a dedicated suicide hot line.