For the most part, though, Ringenberg has been heading in a mellower direction lately. His previous effort, Pocketful of Soul, was a mostly acoustic meditation on the values of hearth and home. The aptly titled All Over Creation is a more ambitious work, ranging from pop and rock to country and folk and boasting an impressive supporting cast, including Steve Earle, Paul Burch, Lambchop and BR549.
When Ringenberg performs at Off Broadway, his opening act will be Brian Henneman (pictured) (of the Bottle Rockets and Diesel Island). Henneman arguably owes his livelihood to Jason and the Scorchers and a few other hard-twangin' bands of so long ago. But it's a good match, because Henneman has always done the tradition proud.