Bandwagon: The Lark and the Loon, Aug. 16, Di Luna’s Cafe

The Lark and the Loon has a sound planted securely in the past, but with songwriting that propels the band into the present.

The Arkansa-based husband-and-wife duo is known to roll into gigs with a resonator guitar, accordion, antique washboard and shotgun-shell-crate-turned-stomp-box. Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen combine pre-war jazz and blues with Dust Bowl folk to create upbeat tunes. The couples’ voices dance together, simply sweet and subtly sorrowful at times, coming across as especially charismatic on the track “Change Our Tune” from their 2019 release “2.”

The rural American experience of bygone times is somehow alive and well in the songs of The Lark and the Loon, making their performances a trip through music history.

— Lyndsie Kiebert

5:30 p.m. door and dinner, 7:30 p.m. show; $12 advance or $15 at the door. Di Luna’s, 207 Cedar St., 208-263-0846, get tickets at Listen at

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