Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats’ self-described “independent and DIY band” vibe imbues the group’s records with a kind of down-home, organic feel. That is particularly evident on the band’s latest release, On This Very Evening.
The album’s 13 tracks were written by Warren and Billy Goats' David Sather-Smith and Andrew Smith and recorded by them with help from Ty Clayton on mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar; Landon Lemieux on trumpet; and Austin Clark on violin. JWATBG knows how to lay down sing-along Americana, and On This Very Evening shows the band’s range, with tracks like the folk-tinged “I’d Rather” and “Rules Bending,” and the rock/country sound on standout track “Handshake.”
Download "Greyhound" free from the band's website and then hear it and the rest of On This Very Evening Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. at VAC. Tickets are $7 advance, $10 at the door, which is a steal, because locals Hillfolk Noir and Stoneseed open the show.