Frontier Ruckus Play the Late Show at Mercury Lounge TomorrowDecember 4th, 2013
While in high school outside Detroit, singer-songwriter Matthew Milia and banjo player David Jones formed Frontier Ruckus, focusing on a mishmash of bluegrass, country, folk and rock. The band blossomed into a six-piece while the two were in college, and they went on to release a pair of well-received albums, The Orion Songbook in 2008 and Deadmalls and Nightfalls in 2010, before paring down to a four-piece with drummer Ryan Etzcorn and multi-instrumentalist Zachary Nichols. Frontier Ruckus (above, performing a pair of songs for Michigan Public Radio) put out a terrific double album, their third LP, Eternity of Dimming (stream it below) this past winter. Allmusic calls it “a beautiful, nostalgic (in the best meaning of the word) hymn to time and place, a long suite of songs that falls together like a wonderful quilt of memories.” See them play the late show at Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.