Friday, May 3, 2013

Echo shows May 5 and 8

The Echo Presents: Akron / Family
Avi Buffalo, M Geddes Gengras, DJ Trevor Baade (Jacknife Records & Tapes) Wed, May 8, 2013/ 8:30 pm /18+  @ The Echo 1822 Sunset
Los Angeles, California $10.00 - $12.00
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And as always....5:30-9pm  Free/All Ages 
@ The Echo 1822 Sunset in Echo Park CA 90026
Listen every Thursday at 11am pst to Town & Country Underground Radio where we will preview the week's Grand Ole Echo Artists!

The soon-to-be-released Working Until I Die showcases Langston at his finest with the perfect blend of traditional and modern music. Courtney Sudbrink ( asserts “Langston brings back memories of the heydays of Classic Country with a wholly original, authentic voice and modern-day twist on traditional telecaster-driven twang.” Working Until I Die is a record that will appeal to a wide audience and solidify Langston’s reputation as a damn fine country rocker.
Celebrating the release of The Grand Design
After six albums and twelve years of solo music making, roots rocker Rich McCulley is still finding fresh beginnings and new inspiration in life. With his latest record “The Grand Design,” he’s coming to peace with the past few years of loss and hardship and celebrating a better life today, with new love in his life and a young son of his own.

He’s brought his classic, road-tested sound: satisfying melodies, chiming guitars, hummable harmonies, whirling organs… all the elements of catchy roots pop and recorded in a richly-arranged Americana style that is McCulley’s trademark. Ever present is his distinctive gravelly voice (hailed by as “a great rock and roll voice”), providing a solid dose of heartfelt character throughout the songs.  

Throughout the 2000s, Slim quietly developed his skills as a lyricist while he studied the work of the Great North American Songwriters- Tom Waits, Kris Kristofferson, Lou Reed, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and the like. After a brief hiatus from his career as a sideman, a personal awakening inspired his musical rebirth as a songwriter and frontman. In this new phase of a now lengthy career, he organically combines his distinctive musical palette with his abilities as a trumpeter, keyboardist, and arranger. His instrumental talents are considerable, but his years as a sideman give him the discipline to always put them solidly in the service of his deftly understated, sometimes wickedly humorous songs.‎
Drifting slightly above the frantic clamor of L.A.’s diverse and chaotic independent music scene, “The Dahls” – (twin sisters Melinda and Caitlin) – have crafted a unique and transcendent flight path of their own design. And after a busy and successful year, the two Canadian songbirds have once again touched down in the recording studio with Emily Isacson, Omar Velasco and Ryan Carman to create a new EP, “Wake Up West”, on the heels of last year’s popular first release, “Midnight Picnic”. In between recording projects, The Dahls have seen their music included in films and television shows, such as “Bones” and “Ringer”, and also enjoyed their first extended tour, which featured successful stops in Nashville, New York and their hometown of Toronto. Now back from the road, the Dahls have crafted four new songs for “Wake Up West” – a self described “Spaghetti Western EP” which showcases yet another shade of the diverse musical, lyrical, and soulful well-spring that has always defined not only their music, but also the Dahls themselves. Still a work in progress, “Wake Up West” represents a new chapter, and yet another exciting stop for the Dahls as they continue to soar along on their rich, varied and wonderful journey.

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