Currently being played by radio stations all over the US and Europe, Old Californio hit the road with Sundrunk Angels this Spring and have continued to tour non-stop. The San Gabriel Valley quintet will catch their breath in LA with a CD release party on July 17th (hosting some very special guests), while officially releasing the record through Burnside distribution on July 19th. For more information and tour dates, please visit: http://www.oldcalifornio.com
Old Californio record release party for Sundrunk Angels
Hosted by The Grand Ole Echo @ The Echo
Sunday, July 17th 5:30-9:00 pm
Free/All Ages/ 1822 Sunset in Echo Park, CA 90026
Former Indie Rocker, Brett Detar (The Juliana Theory) releases a stunning solo debut with, Bird in a Tangle. An authentic roots record, Bird in a Tangle tips its hat to classic Nashville's southern soul while Detar also takes his cues from an incredibly rich array of musical influences. From Gram Parson's long-haired cosmic California dusty denim country-rock, to the raucous raw rock 'n' roll Outlaw country greats such as Waylon Jennings and Billy Joe Shaver, or even the candid delivery of poetically depressive Townes van Zandt, Detar transforms his love of classic American music into a sound completely his own. This will be the live debut of the record.
Get a free download of Bird in the Tangle: http://brettdetar.com/
The Bay Area’s Eric Shea is known as a musical mover and shaker. He’s the frontman for Sweet Chariot and he’s also the singer in the agro, acid-blown skate punk band Hot Lunch , a decade ago he was in the country-rock group Mover, and somewhere in between he was singing atop the fuzzy sludge of Parchman Farm. If his musical activities and influences are a patchwork quilt, the thread sewing it all together is Gram Parsons. Shea gets to flex his Parsons muscles a bit in this new band. Not to say it’s derivative of country-rock’s greatest innovator. It’s not, but they’re both in the same orbit. (taken from Signal and Noise music blog)
ON THE BACKPORCH FORT KING WITH PAULA FRAZER:
Frontman of the folk concept, Fort King, Ryan Fuller had long been a fan of Paula Frazer. 10 years ago while driving and listening to KCRW, Frazer’s song “That You Know” came on the radio. “I got the album (Indoor Universe) and listened to that song over and over again. I learned every lyric and every chord.” said Fuller. A few years later, Fuller got up the nerve to email Frazer and ask if she’d like to be on a bill with him. Unfortunately, at that time, Frazer was concentrating on other things and had dropped away from the music scene. This past Spring, Fuller found himself heading up to the Bay Area for a show and decided to take a chance and ask her again. To his surprise this time she said ‘yes’ and the two have newly been collaborating.
Frazer’s music is frequently described as melancholic alternative country, but with an eclectic mix of folk, blues and pop, among other genres. She first came to notice by fronting the band Tarnation in the 1990s and has appeared on recordings and in concert with many bands and solo artists including Cornershop, Sean Lennon, Frightwig, Tindersticks,the Czars, and Handsome Boy Modeling School. She currently sings, writes lyrics and plays bass in the psychedelic rock band, Skystone.
Fort King’s music is steeped in old folk traditions and country blues like Mississippi John Hurt. Fuller, originally from Florida, and his outsider view of LA life made him something of a citified crooner of New Weird Americana. For this show they will be playing a mix of covers and originals.
The Grand Ole Echo, the weekly roots music series in Los Angeles, has a new lineup every week. http://www.kgmusicpress.com/thegrandoleecho (curated by Kim Grant and Julie Richmond)ROOTS ROADHOUSE just announced! The Sadies, Old Man Markley, Eilen Jewell, Big Sandy and His FlyRite Boys, Jackshit, Tony Gilkyson, Whitey Morgan, Brennan Leigh, Eastside Hayride, Olentangy John, and the Driftwood Singers! Stay tuned as we add bands!