Since the alt.country revival that began in the '80s and blossomed in the past ten years, bands aplenty have sprung up, weaned on Wilco, Sun Volt, and the like. Along with local song-killers Charlie Pickett, the Silos, and the Mavericks, Truckstop Coffee
continues that long tradition of American roots music, dating back to the Appalachian settlers who stretched from the Northeast corridor down to the deeply rooted South. The band throws its two cents into the cowboy hat with the requisite blend of lonesome lyrics, sweet melodies, and strummed, guitar-based accompaniments. Formed in 2005, the Palm Beach County natives are fixtures on the music scene and can be observed lurking around all the worst dives. If your dog hasn't stolen your broke-down truck to go bang your wife, you better be at this show.
Truckstop Coffee plays 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Bamboo Room, 25 S. "J" St., Lake Worth. Free. Call 561-754-BLUES.