A double dose of local roots rock, the six-song EP I’m Here For You While I’m Here For You features recent material by Jackie Stranger and Deadman De Los Santos. As his alter-actual-ego jack ringca, Jack Stranger has forged a pretty large path, playing guitar and drums with Fjord Explorer, Radical Face, Universal Green, and DigDog. Since ’09, jack ringca–who has forged a pretty large path, playing guitar and drums with Fjord Explorer, Radical Face, Universal Green, and DigDog–has been digging his heel into the roots music scene as Jackie Stranger. The first three tunes are courtesy of Deadman; he of self-professed hillbilly punkers Mudtown. “Slumber” peels open with thwacked banjo and gruff, leathery vocals, beefed up by a stomp of drums and bass. “Goodbye Darlin’” is full-tilt honky tonk bar stumble, while “Salvation” is a country waltz that is chronicling either a central-nervous-system-stabbing case of the DTs or the blunt adios stagger into the grave. Fun stuff. Stranger’s tunes are reductionist Americana: “Take A Punch” rolls along on sparse acoustic guitar and brushes-on-snare; “Nobody Knows” is a soul-style ballad that would add a page to a Dan Penn or Randall Bramblett songbook; Stranger’s last track, “All I Ever Do,” closes it out slo-mo, with heartbroken balladry. Deadman and Stranger aren’t necessarily mining anything new. While they might not be mining anything new, what these two bring to the barroom is a loyalty and consistency to mood; keeping the neon bar-light on 24/7.