This is Medicine Hat
Something about Medicine hat, the Americana band from Ventura, California, instantly feels like home. The band, featuring Michelle Votrian and Robert Ramirez, play music that’s both familiar and filtered through a unique, softly psychedelic lens. The single “Rear View Mirror” off their latest album, Fences, exemplifies this sort of obscured nostalgia – capturing the essence of looking back, though hazy memories may be rosier than they appear. They got their name from a Son Volt song, and have embodied the longing, wistful nature of their influences with their “lonesome desert rock” sound. Polly Parsons herself compared their sound to the music of her late father, clearly an inspiration for the band.
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With the fan coined term “Lonesome Desert Rock” as their tag, they continue to win over listeners with their gritty authenticity.