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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 323.467.0633
THIS WEEK’S SHOW
GRANT LANGSTON & THE SUPERMODELS
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.
BRIAN SPENCE AND THE TRANSCENDENT HULA HOOP
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
ANGELA BRUYERE AND THE DESERTERS
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