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Roots '66

Maryland band Cotton Jones sounds a little like the Dutchess and the Duke's East Coast-dwelling country cousin. Both bands rely on male-female duets -- in Cotton Jones, the voices belong to former Page France frontman Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw -- and Cotton Jones masters that gritty ’60s pop aesthetic. Paranoid Cocoon, the band’s Suicide Squeeze debut, is a summery piece of roots pleasantry that showcases Nau's songwriting as well as his popular former folk band, Page France, once did -- if not better. But Page France fans shouldn't despair, because Cotton Jones doesn't deviate too far from the folk songwriting Nau's known for. And since this folk revival we’re experiencing doesn’t appear to be slowing down, there’s plenty of time for Cotton Jones’ music to worm its way into the hearts of all those West Coast hippies’ children.
Sun., Sept. 27, 8 p.m., 2009


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