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Rocking country concert in Auburn

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Tonight three bands from three different regions of California will play a concert for fans from the valley, foothills and beyond.

Country rock band, I See Hawks In LA, will return to northern California and join together with regional and local favorites Richie and the Yolos and Paige Anderson and the Fearless Kin for a night of American Roots music to remember.

The Hawks, with fans across California, the U.S. and Europe, are back by popular demand.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show kicking off at 7:30 at the Auburn Events Center, 145 Elm Ave. in Auburn.

Tickets are $18 and available at The Beat, Clock Tower Records, Cherry Records in Auburn, Tribal Weaver, Yabobo or online at


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With the February 2012 release of "New Kind Of Lonely," their sixth CD, I See Hawks In L.A. wade deeper into the river of the Southern California folk and country rock tradition. The early Hawks albums tweaked the genre.

Known for their psychedelic electric layering over country and folk music forms, the Hawks have gone back to basics on "New Kind of Lonely," cutting 13 songs on acoustic guitars and upright and electric bass, standing in a circle around some nice German microphones.

The Hawks have been known for their lyrical celebrations of earth and its imperiled ecosphere, odes to the endless highway, and withering social commentary, but on this CD death and loss, in very personal terms, weave into almost every song, even the hard charging barn dance numbers.

Formed in 1999 by Rob Waller and brothers Paul and Anthony Lacques during a philosophical discussion and rock throwing session on an East Mojave desert trek, I See Hawks in L.A. first gathered on the front porch in Echo Park, drank whiskey and wrote their first batch of songs and then sought advice from local country rock guru David Jackson, bassist with John Denver, Dillard and Clark, and EmmyLou Harris.

Jackson promptly joined the Hawks for their eponymous recording, featuring legendary fiddler Brantley Kearns (Dwight Yoakam, Dave Alvin, Hazel Dickens).


Richie Lawrence and his band, The Yolos, feature a veteran crew of Northern California players. Winters native, Keith Cary, from R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders, The Davis Symphony Orchestra, and builder of the world renowned bedpanndolin (a stainless steel resonator mandolin), contributes on all things stringed.

Bart van der Zeeuw on drums, originally from The Netherlands, and Scott Prawalsky, on upright bass, from Auburn are the current go-to rhythm section for the north.


Hailing from Grass Valley, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin are a fresh approach to the folk/americana/bluegrass roots scene.

Originally and currently members of Anderson Family Bluegrass, Paige (18), Aimee (16), Ethan (13) and Christy Anderson (Mom) have been traveling around the U.S. and playing at various well known festivals and venues since 2004.

Embarking on their own adventure now, Paige Anderson and The Fearless Kin features strong sibling harmonies with vocal styles resembling music from the Appalachian Mountains and powerful original songs.

For more information about this show, visit http://www.