Get ready for an evening of all out outlaw mayhem with The Last Gonzo, Shadow, and Denny Vanesky!
With an odd mix of dark outlaw tales and a twisted wit The Last Gonzo composes western cowboy music with Mark Twain-esque lyricism. Wildly intelligent and strangely humorous the music is filled with whimsy and darkness. From running from the sheriff for sleeping with his wife to searching for a shaman (medicine man) in the hills of Mexico, there's always a unique story with an odd twist. Possibly one of the darkest and most twisted country albums, Pirates, Outlaws, Sheriffs, and Thieves — the new release from The Last Gonzo — is Outlaw Americana at its best.
Where the Beatniks and Hippies look to Kerouac and Ginsberg, The Last Gonzo takes to the road in a much more twisted fashion with the likes of Hunter S. Thompson, Chuck Palahnuik and Mark Leyner. With an unapologetic sense of juxtaposition a love song can quickly become a murder ballad or a psychotic attempt at winning a girls heart while on your death bed. The music and melodies are reminiscent of David Allen Coe’s barroom ballads, Robert Earl Keen’s Main street story lines, and Willie Nelson’s cowboy tales with some of Jerry Jeff Walker's laid back humor and the iconic Ray Wylie Hubbard grit. Themes of pistols, trains, bandits and sheriffs run through the landscape of the music but in any song it is obvious that there is definitely a master storyteller behind it.