The Pines return to Iowa on January 18 for a show at DG's Tap House (127 Main Street in Ames). Opening the show will be Ames roots band The Colt Walkers and Des Moines folk musician Ryne Doughty. The show kicks off at 9 p.m., and admission is $10 at the door. You must be 21 or older to attend this concert.
Roots rockers The Pines were formed by Iowa natives David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey while they were living in Arizona. The band would move back to the Midwest, basing themselves out of Minneapolis, while returning to Iowa for periods of time, as well. The band released their self-titled debut album on Iowa's Trailer Records in 2004. The Pines then signed with the roots label Red House Records and released two more albums in the ensuing years.
The Pines combine elements of country, folk, indie rock, blues, and pop to create their trademark sound. The band stops in Ames after recently completing a Midwest tour with Emmy Lou Harris. Check out music from the band's most recent album, Dark So Gold, in the nearby video box.