Ryan Scroggins & the Trenchtown Texans
Wear comfortable shoes Saturday, because Ryan Scroggins & the Trenchtown Texans are going to play all night. The Los Skarnales offshoots will have plenty of material to choose from, too — besides 2007 debut Trenchtown Texas, Saturday the Texans are christening two brand-new companion discs. Both Move to the Country and Folk Devils blend the unhurried (but never lazy) tropical rhythms of reggae, ska and dub with more native sounds like easygoing harmonica blues, jug-band bluegrass and sinewy Latin guitar leads. The result is some mesquite-smoked roots reggae that takes its time, and an ideal soundtrack for the sultry summer nights we've been having lately.
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