This Week’s Grand Ole Echo!

By on May 12, 2012
ROOTS MUSIC NEWS:
Oak Glen Jamboree and Family Square Dance with Triple Chicken Foot!
You are invited to Stomp, Holler, Dance, Eat & Drink to benefit the beloved
OAK GLEN NURSERY SCHOOL!
Saturday, May 5th 4-8pm ALL AGES! $25 per grown up/kids are free!
(donation includes food, music and cakewalk)
Nomad, Los Angeles–1993 Blake Avenue 90039 (Frog Town)
tunes, tacos, crafts, cakewalk, raffle…all for a good cause!

For More information or to RSVP the old fashioned way: email renee@dakewilson.com or phone 323.467.0633

 
GRANT LANGSTON & THE SUPERMODELS

THIS WEEK’S SHOW
5:30/ALL AGES/FREE/1822 SUNSET
IN ECHO PARK, CA
listen to this week’s podcast and Matt Farber’s interview with Grant Langston: southlandserenade.com/podcasts/
check out our website: www.thegrandolecho.bandzoogle.com
‘like’ us on facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Ole-Echo/48297684279

GRANT LANGSTON & THE SUPERMODELS
When you’re born and raised in a small town in Alabama, chances are you’re fed on a strict diet of deep fried turkey and country music. So what do you do? Embrace it and strap your bulging belly into a tight pair of Wranglers, or do you get the hell out of dodge to discover your inner vegan and rock n’ roll?

Well Grant Langston may not have discovered the joys of tofu and soy, but he knew he love…d a good power chord when he heard one, and headed out West to Los Angeles to make his name. Only once there, the darnedest thing happened: he rediscovered his musical roots, this time on his terms.

“Growing up where I did I was force-fed a steady diet of very slick Nashville stuff,” says the singer/songwriter. “As a result I hated country music, or at least thought hated it until I heard the real deal.”

The ‘real deal’ was Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson and Dwight Yokum and Merle Haggard, Country artists who were busy upsetting the Nashville elite while Langston was still in diapers. The music resonated with Grant, and he set about fusing it with his love of contemporary rock music.

“I didn’t want to make music that was formulaic,” he says. “I wanted to step outside that and have lyrics that are sassy and written from a modern perspective. I wanted to be free to throw in a Led Zep riff if I wanted to, to poke some fun at the genre, but at the same time pay homage to that style.”

One live and four studio albums later, he’s found the perfect balance, capturing the rawness of the country records he grew to love and the drive of the rock records he’d become enamored of.

www.grantlangston.com

BRIAN SPENCE AND THE TRANSCENDENT HULA HOOP 
Born to the flatlands of California in the Sacramento Valley and raised on a healthy diet of Classic Rock and Heavy Metal, it would take some years and what would seem like many lifetimes to discover an inner means of true musical, lyrical and artistic expression. The result is an honest, emotional and philosophical outpouring, immersed in a quandary of lost youth, family, love, death, heartbreak, isolation, rebirth, desire, and the quest for transcendence.

Swirling through the vortex at any moment: Guitars: Bryan Dobbs, John Schreffler Jr, Bret Jensen/ Bass: Steve Seifert, Damon Stout, Will Lovell, Ted Russell Kamp/ Drums: Richard Millsap, Alex Stickels, Jake Newkirk/ Organ/Keyboard: John Bird/Mandolin: Jimmy Harrison
Harmonies: Andee Nunn

www.reverbnation.com/brianspence

ANGELA BRUYERE AND THE DESERTERS
Out of the dusty train yards come The Deserters. Like vagabonds, hobos, tramps and thieves, this band of misfits found and bound themselves together in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. More like a dysfunctional family than a band…they hold on to each other like they hold on to their music. Angela sings, while her “sweet yet dangerous voice croons, her dark but intelligent lyrics set your minds wheels in motion”. These are The Deserters. It’s not about the money, it aint’ about the fame. It’s all about the journey and the music….hope you enjoy it the ride…..

HOT CLUB OF LA
The Hot Club of Los Angeles plays the music of the late, great, Django Reinhardt.
The members of the Hot Club are from diverse areas of music: including jazz, jump blues, country, rockabilly, and popular music of many eras. When they come together to perform as the Hot Club, they draw inspiration from the great musicians that laid the groundwork for the style of music often called Gypsy Jazz or Hot Jazz.

Hot Club of LA members: Carl Byron-Accordian, Frank San Filippo- Bass, Cliff Wagner-Violin, Jeffery Ross- Guitar, Peter Kavanaugh-Guitar, Bob Ricketts-Guitar, Jim Doyle- Drums

www.facebook.com/HotClubOfLa

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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