Songwriter Daniel Romano blends the hallucinatory visions of 1960s psychedelia with the bluesy daydreams of classic country. The child of folk musicians, acoustic rock is innate in his lyrics and melodies, but a shoegaze-y sharpness cuts through the purity of the music’s roots. Romano’s songs jangle with nostalgia for the simpler pleasures in life while boasting complex stylistic variety. He hits Athens Thursday evening with his band, Daniel Romano’s Outfit. Opener Sam Doores’ husky harmonies and harmonica are featured on two new single releases, a lo-fi Southern waltz and a crackling doo-wop tune with precipitous shifts in tempo. Athens’ The Pink Stones also perform, marrying classic rock and old-school country.
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