Guitarist Gene Burnett, lead guitarist Robbie Lindauer and cajon player Mark Arinsberg have been playing together on and off for more than a year, but only recently did the trio assume a moniker.

Guitarist Gene Burnett, lead guitarist Robbie Lindauer and cajon player Mark Arinsberg have been playing together on and off for more than a year, but only recently did the trio assume a moniker.

The Graceful Losers play original music by Burnett on a variety of topics, ranging from politics and philosophy to love and humor.

"It's sort of a folk-rock, improvisational, original, eclectic, singer-songwriter blend," Burnett says.

The trio will perform a free show at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Paddy Brannan's Irish Pub, 23 S. Second St., Ashland. Call 541-488-7973.