Boy, one day you’re averse to the very idea of touring, and the next, you’re 333 feet below the surface of the Earth, playing your country-rock for the radio. Strange as it might seem, come January 31, Silver Jews will head to McMinnville, Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns to play an afternoon “Blueglass Underground” show due for a midnight broadcast on Nashville’s famed WSM radio. The gig is open to the public, and the Jews go on at 3 p.m. local time, with an as-yet-undetermined support act down for the 2 p.m. slot. And I reckon if you wait around long enough, there will be bats!
Silver Jews recently wrapped up their fall tour, so the spelunker’s dream show stands as their next public appearance. Bide the time until then with Silver Jew, the recent documentary on the band that Drag City released last month.