This is Leslie Bailey. She is one of the loveliest humans I know, and kicked off 2017 with a double-bill featuring none other than HERSELF. On a rainy evening in Alameda I got to curl up by the fire at (you guessed it) the Fireside Lounge (where they also have a Dolly Parton pinball machine, so they're okay in my book) and watch my girl Ms. Bailey slay it, first singing backing vocals for Kate Burkart during her opening set, and then kill it fronting her new band, Lucy & The Long Haul! Complete with costume change and all, I couldn't be more proud or more excited for all the good stuff coming out of this woman. They'll be recording their debut EP soon, but keep your eyes and ears out for them if you're a fan of Spanish-influenced country-rock. Definite love.