Come celebrate Labor Day and deny the end of summer with the Loose Cattle band at Fayetteville’s favorite spot, The Grove. Loose Cattle plays 8-11 with special guests The Carpenter Ants at 7pm!
LOOSE CATTLE is an Americana band based in New Orleans and New York. Formed in 2008 by Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye, the band arose from the duo’s shared affection for the musical and emotional rough and tumble of Johnny Cash’s duets with June Carter Cash, crossed with X’s John Doe and Exene. Cerveris is a West Virginia native (raised in Huntington) and two-time Tony Award-winning actor (now starring in Netflix’s Mindhunter, and recently, Amazon’s The Tick, Fox’s Gotham, and HBO’s Mosaic) who served as a sideman for Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould before launching his own music career. Kaye cut her teeth on the road, traveling the Warped Tour circuit as a member of a ska band before shifting her attention to roots music (with a recent detour directing and costarring in a wildly successful revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in New Orleans). Joining them on tour will be René Coman and Doug Garrison of New Orleans favorites The Iguanas, and Molly Page, a veteran of Tyler Childers’ Food Stamps band. Loose Cattle nods to their punky pasts and country roots while also showcasing their often-poignant punch as an alt-country band. According to Cerveris, “There’s something about having a clear-eyed, borderline cynical eye on the world while dancing a country waltz with a big old heart on your sleeve that is the place where this band lives.”