Santa Barbara’s premier alt-country band “is actually about as classic as they come,” says host Ted Coe.

On Monday’s edition of “The Freak Power Ticket,” The Holdfast Rifle Company make their in-studio debut on KCSB, sharing their brand of honky tonkin’ country-and-western music live on 91.9 FM (

The Holdfast Rifle Company

The Holdfast Rifle Company Grace The Presidio Motel - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Coe writes: “Along with a LIVE HRC performance, newlywed front man Ralph Lowi (formerly of SB punk-rock bands Automatic Automatic and Ball Hog) will introduce the group’s current lineup — featuring his lovely bride Becca Sampson Lowi on backing vocals and a stellar group of area musicians — and produce a short DJ set too: sharing a couple recorded tracks, his C&W muses (such as Haggard, Owens, Williams, and Cline), and perhaps some more contemporary faves as well.

I couldn’t think of a better way to say ‘goodbye’ to summer!”

“The Freak Power Ticket” is on Mondays through September from 11am-noon here on KCSB.