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"My final stop on a Saturday night [3/28] of folk shows was Phosphorescent's homecoming at the Bell House. The show, in celebration of his recently released To Willie, found Matthew Houck and his bearded band of urban truck drivers playing the record in its entirety, a first for the Dead Oceans recording artist. The band was as tight as a new pair of boots, often rearranging, and elevating many of the more somber tunes into honky-tonk raveups complete with dueling guitars and whiskey fueled revelry, just the way Willie would've liked it. Reworked versions of "Reasons to Quit" and "Walkin", as well as party favorite "I Gotta Get Drunk", would have been as welcomed at a Barstow truck stop bar as they were at the Gowanus night club." [Chocolate Bobka]

Phosphorescent's new Willie Nelson tribute album To Willie was released on February 3rd. In addition to just regular old touring and playing, he scheduled four times to play the record from start to finish. The first was the above-described and pictured show that happened in Brooklyn on Saturday. The next is in LA, and then San Francisco, and then finally at the BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase at Club De Ville in Austin on Wednesday March 18th. If you're in Austin, stop by!

More Bell House pictures, and a video from the show, below...

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Phosphorescent - A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise @ The Bell House