Sonja Bjordal and the ever-bearded and bandana’d Lee “Big Country” Martin are mainstays at Superior’s Thirsty Pagan Brewing, where they play a twice-monthly Saturday happy-hour gig. The duo underwent a few name changes and amped-up creative tangents before its acoustic, five-piece lineup solidified. Bassist Adam Staupe holds down the low end, Lee’s brother Luke Martin (previously an occasional attaché) added his harmonica to the regular mix last year, and Mark Macham on djembe is the newest addition to the lineup. Their strong vocal harmonies and wanderlust lyrical tributes to the natural beauty of the lower 48 have become a signature of their contemporary folk sound. They released the EP Love is a Gamble in 2015 and are at work on a follow-up.
9:30pm Sat 5/7 at Pizza Luce