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Bio

Axton Kincaid burst on to the San Francisco and national scenes in 2007 with a debut CD that showed a polish beyond their time together. Anchored by the strong songwriting of lead singer/guitarist Kate Howser, Songs from the Pine Room received national critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, American Songwriter, All Music Guide, West Coast Performer, The SF Bay Guardian and SF Weekly while getting spins across the nation on Triple A and Americana radio. Along the way they have shared stages with BR-549, Camper Van Beethoven, The Mother Truckers, Eileen Jewell and Red Meat.

Silver Dollars, out October 2008 on Free Dirt Records, updates the traditional bent of the band's debut with songs inspired by early '70s country-rock ("The Saddest Story"), Dolly-and-Porter style duets ("Spend Some Time With Me") and the classic Nashville sound--albeit with an underlying layer of noisy, distorted guitar ("Walking Papers"). In short, Axton Kincaid is a modern country band passed though the filters of Tom Waits, Neko Case, Calexico and even The Stone Roses (whose song, "I Want To Be Adored" they covered to great effect on their first record), while retaining the genre's tradition of three- and four-part harmonies to tell their stories of misspent youth, D-I-V-O-R-C-E and the pleasures and pitfalls of drowning your sorrows.