Bay Area folk and bluegrass band The Parmesans just released a seven-minute video featuring gobs of footage from their first tour of California. They had so much footage, in fact, that the video spans two songs from their January 2013 EP The Smell of Silence – “See for Yourself” and “Spicy Cigarette”. Watch the video (which was shot and edited by Ben V. Ho) below.
Apparently the tour was a success, because the band is heading down the coast and back yet again, and if you live anywhere from Marin County to the Mexican border, they’re probably playing in your neighborhood. The new leg kicks off tonight and includes a couple Bay Area dates of special note. The first is the tour opening gig at The Sleeping Lady in Fairfax, a show that also features my favorite shy folk singer Dyllan Hersey. The other is their show at the Uptown in Oakland on February 27, which is notable because it will cost you absolutely nothing to attend. If neither of those shows works for you, there are plenty of chances to see them over the next month in both the Bay Area and the rest of the state – a complete list is below, with full details on the local gigs.