The Long Ryders

The Long Ryders, who skirted the twangy outskirts of L.A.’s Paisley Underground scene in the Eighties and are oft credited as the founders of alt-country, returned this year with Psychedelic Country Soul, their first album in over 30 years. Ask anyone in Wilco, the Black Crowes, the Jayhawks or Slobberbone and they will tell you: don’t miss The Long Ryders if they come to your town. Their unforgettable live shows are spoken of in the same breath as the live shows of such classic acts as The Faces, Sam & Dave, or even their friend Tom Petty’s in-concert act.