What started out as five co-workers/friends forming a rock cover band to sing their favorite Guns ‘N’ Roses, The Black Crowes and Alice in Chains tunes five years ago has taken on a country twang of late.
And on Saturday, Sept. 9, the County Line — formerly the Sacred Conspiracy and the Day on Fire — will join a cast of Tucson country artists at Fox Tucson Theatre for Free Range Country, a showcase of local talent with a decidedly Southern accent.
The show is part of Second Saturdays Downtown, which means admission is free. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox, 17 W. Congress St.
County Line is comprised of Nick Lyman on guitar and lead vocals, Mike Miller lending vocals and guitar, Dan Berry blasting bass guitar, drummer Kyle Robinson and Mark Ewings on guitar.
Also on Saturday’s lineup: Americana-country Jim Howell Band, which just released a six-song EP, “La Cienega,” in March, mining the depths of “the duality of human life, hope against depression, light versus evil, achievement and lowered expectations,” according to liner notes. Young up-and-comer Caiden Brewer, a Tucson native who says he was born with country music in his blood, draws his blue-collar, outlaw country inspiration from superstars including Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Interestingly enough, the Fox show might be all that’s happening for this month’s installment of the downtown street fair. The Second Saturday’s website (2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com) lists TBD when you click on “next event.”