Eschewing the Revival Tour in favor of a full-band solo jaunt, Chuck Ragan brought his Camaraderie tourmates (Jon Gaunt on fiddle, Joe Ginsburg on bass, Todd Beene on pedal steel and Social Distortion‘s David Hidalgo Jr. on drums) through Boston on Easter Sunday. The tour features Ragan sharing co-headlining responsibilities with kindred spirit The White Buffalo (aka Jake Smith, whom this writer had the privilege of interviewing for another outlet; check it out here), with support from Social Distortion’s Jonny Two Bags, who is out in support of his debut full-length, Salvation Town (stream it here).
And while the lack of a Revival Tour was met with the chagrin of a few internet commentators out there, the cordial nature of each of the acts has meant for an ever-increasing number of collaborations on the tour. David Hidalgo Jr. pulled double duty, holding down drum duties for both Ragan and for his Social Distortion bandmate, Jonny Two Bags. Two Bags was also joined by fellow Social Distortion bandmate Brett Harding on bass and the inimitable Mitchell Townsend on guitar. Most of the night’s many talented musicians appeared in each other’s sets, espousing the Camaraderie theme in the truest sense.
Check out our photo gallery from the night below…and make sure you check out Jonny Two Bags, The White Buffalo and Chuck Ragan on tour. Each act, individually, is well worth the price of admission. Collectively? Maybe the bill of the year.
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