"Ventura's Medicine Hat is a "lonesome desert rock" duo with a surf-meets saloon vibe. Polly Parsons herself praised their latest album, 2019's Fences, as reminiscent of the music of her late father. Michelle and Robert have become a favorite both in Ventura County and at SXSW, and their hazy, wistful Americana with lush guitarwork and melodious harmonies will soon make them a fixture on the Joshua Tree scene." ~ Joshua Tree Saloon
Catch them the last Wednesday of the month, throughout this summer, July 28!
Join Medicine Hat and Friends for the first Americana Sunday Showcase, with special guests, RJ Bloke (LA), Lasers Lasers Birmingham (LA) and Farm Truck (SD)! You won’t want to miss this one! Oak & Main is Ventura’s premier music venue, offering Sunday brunch, all day happy hour, bottomless mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. Delicious food, a family friendly environment and live music, make this the perfect place to spend your Sunday Funday!
They’re heading back to Austin to perform 4 shows during SXSW 2019 and while in town there’s going to be some recording! That’s right. Stay tuned for a limited edition Album of new originals, recorded live to a single mic, direct to tape, at Austin Signal Studios. Joining them on Violin, is Austin local, David Perales.
We’ve been presented with an opportunity to record six of our original songs at Austin Signal Studios in a Single-Mic Session while in town for SXSW. With some incredibly talented local musicians joining us on the project, this unique session will be recorded live and available on both CD and vinyl. The experience of recording in a high end studio, situated in this music mecca and working with this caliber of talent would mean so much to us as artists. We are working hard at raising the funds necessary, but with limited time before we head out in March, any help would be greatly appreciated! Any donor contributing $20 or more will be sent a free cd as a thank you! We look forward to sharing this project with you all!
“Robert & Michelle are today's core of "Medicine Hat," and after a visit from them at last year's Spring Fling Music Festival we asked them to come back. With a new self-titled EP in the luggage, they presented us with some new songs, including their current single "At Night You Break My Heart." And it's always nice to hear the jingle-jangle of a 12-string Gretsch...”
It's a busy Fall for Medicine Hat, with shows up and down the California coast, including their return to the Scheideck Festival, held the last weekend of September. They're bringing the full band this time and it promises to be a fully Electrified Psychedelic Desert Rock extravaganza!
After a year of playing as an acoustic duo, Medicine Hat has returned as a full electric band. Exploring and expanding on the psychedelic lonesome desert rock sounds that have influenced their music, they've added a fresh new rhythm section and brought back their friend, Erik Kristiansen on the Pedal Steel guitar. Their first show with the new band is Saturday, July 29, at Bombay Bar & Grill, downtown Ventura, with more shows to be added.
Medicine Hat is back home after playing four shows at this year's SXSW Music Festival in Austin Texas. They played three shows as a duo and closed the week with an full band, electric performance at The SXSW Full Moon Barn Dance. They were accompanied by an amazing and talented group of local Austin musicians and met with great reviews. They're currently putting together shows for spring and plan on getting back in the studio to finish up new songs.
What a year for Medicine Hat! A trip to Austin for SXSW, shows up and down southern and central California, voted best Original Band in Ventura County, recording sessions at Earle Mankey's... it's been an amazing year!
After playing to a full house at Ventura's Saloon BBQ, Saturday June 25th., Medicine Hat headed out to Joshua Tree to shoot the cover for their next album and some new promotional photos. Working with two different professional photographers, they shot in and around Joshua Tree Inn, which is famous for some of the guests that have stayed there in the past, including Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons. Medicine Hat was excited to be able to shoot in the room that Gram used to stay in and in fact passed away in. Room 8 seemed to be the perfect starting point for their photo adventure in the desert. While in the area, they stopped by Pappy & Harriet's, a popular spot for alt Americana performers and played a few songs at Open Mic Night.