by Kirsty Evans
Caffeine & Gasoline (self-released)
Transplanted Southern boy Elliot Randall makes charming Americana. With classic three-part harmonies, country twang, and subtle rock elements, Caffeine & Gasoline sounds deeply authentic. Like most country, lyrically it’s depressing stuff, but in a way anyone can empathize with. Most of this album falls under the bluesier end of the country spectrum — a welcome departure from most modern Americana.
At Cafe Du Nord (2174 Market St., San Francisco) on March 6. 9 p.m., $12