The Blind Owl Band is a bluegrass act that embraces a wide variety of influences and sounds. Although the band's sound and overall presentation may initially present itself as standard bluegrass, it is apparent through deeper listening that the band strives for a unique, multidimensional approach toward music-making. In fact, the band itself expresses that it uses the instruments of its ancestors, but plays music of its time that is influenced by everything that has happened in the musical world over the years. The Blind Owl Band has shared the stage with such noteworthy acts as Trampled by Turtles, Lucid, and Jatoba, and released its second full-length album, "This Train We Ride Is Made of Wood and Steel," last year to critical acclaim.
The Blind Owl Band performs on Friday, March 14, 10 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $8. abilenebarandlounge.com.