OXFORD – Oxford native, Nate Gross, returns with his band, Panhandle, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday a night of high energy music at 6 On The Square. Panhandle’s hard to classify style, melding together rock, folk, and roots, is getting known as “Alt-Country.” Local fans will remember Panhandle’s performance at the 2007 Fetish Fest.
Panhandle is: Nate Gross, lead vocals/guitar; Ben, Nate’s brother, bass; and Jeff Landry on drums. Nate, an Oxford alumni, left his hometown to seek the cultural music scene on both coasts from New York to San Francisco. When hearing how so much music was getting a commercial “pop” feel, the Alt-Country sound breathed new life into the young music writer. The music was inspirational and the business experience was broadening. Nate said, “I saw how large cities can build a great music scene in a grassroots way and that's what I'm trying to do here.”