Jay Allen Sanford 4:30 p.m., Sept. 20
Nena Anderson: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Jim Austin: Bass guitar | David Berzansky: Guitar (electric) | Adrian Demain: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | John Kulken: Drums
RIYL: Dave Alvin, the Knitters, Bartender’s Bible, Dave & Deke, Dead Rock West
Inception: San Diego, 2009
Influences: Buck Owens, Faron Young, Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Ray Price
Named after the legendary Cattle Call town, Brawley includes musicians from the Hacienda Brothers, Smith’s Ranch Boys, the Forbidden Pigs, Rancho Deluxe, and more. Influenced by honky-tonk heroes like Faron Young, Ray Price, Buck Owens, their sets are laced with shuffles and train beats that force you to dance or make you wish you had taken those two-step classes years ago. They were nominated San Diego Music Awards in 2010 and 2011.
As of 2011, guitarist Adrian Demain is manager of Buffalo Bros. Guitars. Singer Nena Anderson also performs with the Neverout and her own eponymous quartet.