JACKSON, Wyo. \u2014 Teton Valley-based Lonesome Gold has been driving rock and roll around the five-state region consistently over the last couple of years, with songwriter-guitarist Casey Jack Kristofferson at the songwriting helm. The group was scheduled to support The Record Company at the cancelled Rendezvous Festival in March on the Town Square stage, an opportunity Kristofferson called \u201cthe pinnacle\u201d of what the band had been building up to with the current lineup\u2014drummer\/percussionist Liam O\u2019Neill, bassist\/vocalist John Gallagher, and guitarist\/vocalist Isaac Dun. The Silver Dollar Showroom\u2019s Sit Down Get Down series will strip the band down to a trio this Friday, less Dun, which is the band\u2019s typical lineup when they travel the region. Since March, the Lonesome Gold has played a handful of shows in the region from Star Valley to Sun Valley. The extra downtime has allowed for a re-focus of sorts with a recording project that begin in March 2019. \u201cThere\u2019s been some pretty big changes happening and with COVID-19 we\u2019ve had more time to get stuff together and not rushing from gig to gig,\u201d Kristofferson said. \u201cThe debut album will be self-titled and Liam is kind of the producer on it and we tracked it at his studio at his studio. It\u2019s a bunch of songs that I\u2019ve written, a few of them were released on my folk record, but otherwise it\u2019s new material; mostly rock with some folk music, and some eclectic ambient additions.\u201d One song from the forthcoming eleven-track, self-titled album, \u201cMountain Bluebird,\u201d is a beautiful instrumental reminiscent of Kevin Morby or a less raw outtake from Junior Kimbrough\u2014laidback, groovy and with a good hook. It was recently released as a YouTube stream. \u201cSomething that we focus on is making music about the outdoors in the outdoors,\u201d Kristofferson said. \u201c is really an Idaho song being the state bird and I like to dedicate that one to my wife when we play. A big plus of living here is that you can play your gigs, or if that\u2019s not happening you have the outdoors. I hope that everyone gets through this safely, and at some point we can go back to having regular fun live shows.\u201d Lonesome Gold (trio), 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Silver Dollar Showroom. Free.