Acousta Noir at Oberon's

With a banjo or guitar, a kick-drum and his voice, Joshua Esterline is the one-man show Acousta Noir.

The Roseburg-based singer and songwriter describes his music as dark acoustic, trying to embody the lifestyle of his hometown. Esterline has an extensive background of singing, playing guitar and drumming for various punk bands, and he infuses those sounds and aesthetics into the traditional folk and country influences that build the foundation for his music. Up-tempo songs such as "When the World Explodes" become equal parts Bad Religion and Woodie Guthrie.

Acousta Noir will play at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Oberon's Three Penny Tavern, 45 N. Main St., Ashland. There is no cover for the show.

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