There’s video on UGO of Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers, Archers of Loaf; myspace) doing live versions of “White Trash Heroes” (originally a song by his previous band, Archers of Loaf), “There’s a Blue Light” (originally a song by his current band, Crooked Fingers), and “To The Races” (on his solo album of the same name).
All the versions are a bit odd–you’d expect an acoustic version of “White Trash Heroes” to be odd, but the others are as well. They’re good, but just not what you’d expect. He also does an interview where he talks about choosing to live in a van for a while and recording To the Races in a deserted hotel on the outer banks of North Carolina at 2 or 3 in the morning.
He’s not touring in the Bay Area anytime soon, but readers in the North East can catch him opening for Neko Case.