Live Sound

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders

The Jeff Bridges tour this fall that popped up on a lot of national TV and in some select West Coast wineries sure looked like a lot of fun. Like a bunch of guys getting together on the back porch at 11/01/2011 5:00 AM Eastern

The Jeff Bridges tour this fall that popped up on a lot of national TV and in some select West Coast wineries sure looked like a lot of fun. Like a bunch of guys getting together on the back porch at Hollister Ranch, working through a playlist they all know through and through. There were songs from Crazy Heart, sprinkled with a number of tracks from his recent self-titled album, some of them co-written by Bridges. He is definitely not an actor dabbling in music; he is a bona fide performer. And he’s got a crack band, starting with musical director/lead guitarist Chris Pelonis, whom Mix readers might know first as a first-call studio designer.

Specs: Front of house by Jeff “Raz” Rasmussen; monitors by Tyson Leonard. House-provided sound.