TED RUSSELL KAMP
A workingman’s musician with a thorough grasp of his craft, Ted Russell Kamp, comes back to Los Angeles after being on a 2 month long tour across the US and the Netherlands! He’ll soon be off again in July and August playing bass for Whitey Morgan and the 78’s so we’re lucky to have him!
His Spring 2011 CD release Get Back To The Land was the follow up to 2008’s widely praised Poor Man’s Paradise, which was named one of the Top Top 100 Americana CDs of the year.As Shooter Jennings long time bass player and collaborator, Ted Russell Kamp wrote Jennings’ #1 Texas hit ‘Steady At The Wheel’ , which stayed in the top spot for 8 weeks. His own music is a juicy gumbo of country, Southern-fried rock and soul in the style of Kamp’s lifelong inspirations J.J. Cale, The Band, and Kris Kristofferson. Kamp wrote or co-wrote all 13 songs, with a storyteller’s flair for offbeat characters, interesting turns of phrase and a sense of realism that is grounded in honesty and soulfulness.
“The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist’s sixth solo record essentially works the same groove as his prior work, with blues, jazz and pop strains laced through a base of early 70s country rock. The difference is that his songsmithery is simply tighter and more tuneful than before, and that’s saying something. From the jaunty barrelhouse of “Aces & Eights,” the burning blues of “Time is a Joker” and the sardonic C&W of the title track to the sparkling jangle of “California Wildflower,” the anthemic roots rock of “God’s Little Acre” and the soulful balladry of “(Down at the) 7th Heaven,” Kamp simply knocks one ball after another out of the park.”–The Big Takeover
“Kamp’s distinctive Cali-country sounds are likely what makes his presence in Texas so welcome. (He) manages to push the influences of his life on the road (this guy has literally seen the world from a tour bus) into his songs, as he incorporates southern, soulful horns and roadhouse boogie-woogie vibes into the mix. And hey, if there’s another thing we Texans love, it’s Southern soul, right?”–Kelly Dearmore, Best of Texas
ALSO VISIT: www.thegrandoleecho.com
Ticket Giveaway: Reply to this email and tell me Grant Lee’s ‘real’ last name!
This time I’ve got THREE(!) pairs of tickets to giveaway for Grant Lee Buffalo at the Echo for Thursday, June 28th. (Tommy Santee Klaws supports) 8pm/21+/$20 www.attheecho.com/2012/05/07/thursday-06-28-12-grant-lee-buffalo-echo/
ALSO THIS WEEK:
Wednesday June 20th @ Satellite–Matt Farber presents:
The Far West, Chris Shifflet & The Dead Peasants, The Broken Numbers Band
Saturday, June 23rd:
50 STONES 50
A ROLLING STONES CELEBRATION
The best of LA’s folk, country and rock musicians hit the stage to play 50 Rolling Stones songs in one night in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones!
It will be a Rock n’ Roll Circus of a night that will also include
a song-by-song recreation of The Beggar’s Banquet album.
Jewels and Johnny Nation will be your esteemable hosts. This Topanga Canyon-based singing-songwriting duo were called a “nouveau hippie June and Johnny Cash” by Americana UK and “Massively talented”by Jimmie Dale Gilmore–So come out and join the party on Saturday, June 30th for your favorite Los Angeles bands as they re-create this classic sound!
With: Jewels & Johnny Nation, Brian Spence, Blue Dolphins, Paul Inman, Bret Jensen, Sugar Jane, Skyline Drive, Zane Suarez, Christopher Hawley, John Bird, plus surprise guests!
Rock & Roll Pizza at the Rack
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Free/donations encouraged/showtime 8pm
“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing”–Mick Jagger