The Pinkerton Raid

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“A masterpiece … the definition of beauty.” – Louise Parker, Paste

“You will not be able to stop humming.” – Emily Hinde, No Depression

“A stunning synthesis of folkloric beauty.” – Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly

The Pinkerton Raid’s songwriter Jesse James DeConto hails from New England, with dad’s guitar and mom’s radio tuned to Soulsville, Liverpool and Laurel Canyon, now mining foothills-folk in Durham, N.C., for songs AmericanaUK calls “anthemic.” Critics hear influences from Sufjan to Wilco. “Radiant,” said American Songwriter. “Poignant,” said Rolling Stone. The band has played with Illiterate Light, Ballroom Thieves and Noah Gundersen. They’ve slotted at Daytrotter, Shakori Hills, Albino Skunk Music Festival. Glide said their newest singles “purr with the garage-rock swagger of The White Stripes and the irritated kick of Cage the Elephant.”