Tag: country music

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Photos+Videos: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis | El Rey Theatre | 4/3/15

There is a strong love of the rockabilly/ska genre in southern California, so it seems that Kitty, Daisy & Lewis had the proper foresight to close the U.S. leg of their tour at the El Rey on April 3, 2015.

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Nikki Lane | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Photos and Video]

THOUGHTS (Excerpted from M. Sloves’ terrifically written concert review that you can read by CLICKING HERE!): “Her South Carolina accent makes her sound a helluva lot older than she looks. It’s a little raspy but not in a French/Israeli “I’ve been smoking since I was 8 years old” kinda way. Nikki probably sounded like this straight out of the womb. Lends her a certain gravitas … Read More Nikki Lane | The Troubadour | 11/30/14 [Photos and Video]

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Heartless Bastards | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Heartless Bastards | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I was really looking forward to seeing/hearing Heartless Bastards live, but sound problems at the start of their set didn’t really give me a chance really appreciate what I know this band is capable of. Granted, I only stayed for the first half of … Read More Heartless Bastards | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

Joe Pug | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Joe Pug | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Joe Pug is a singer-songwriter whose folk music is as tender and moving as it comes. Performing solo, armed with just his acoustic guitar and a harmonica, Joe’s soothing sound, under the bright red spotlight, mellowed the audience into a blissful trance. His performance … Read More Joe Pug | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

Jamestown Revival | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Jamestown Revival | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: I first saw Jamestown Revival at KCRW’s concert series Country In The City this summer, and they were terrific. Noted music industry blogger Bob Lefsetz called them a “revelation”. I completely agree. In fact, I won’t bother writing any more about them in the post. … Read More Jamestown Revival | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

Leslie Stevens | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Leslie Stevens | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Leslie Stevens sings with a sublime, soprano frailty that reminds me of country singers like Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton. I don’t know much about her, but I think she is a Los Angeles native (her latest album was recorded at Five Star Studio … Read More Leslie Stevens | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/27/14 [Photos]

Lucinda Williams | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Lucinda Williams | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Lucinda Williams. What can you say about this woman and her incredible music? Honestly … you can’t say much since it’s already been said. Having won multiple Grammy awards and being recognized as one of America’s best songwriters, it goes without saying that when … Read More Lucinda Williams | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

Joe Fletcher | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Joe Fletcher | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Though he usually plays with his backing band The Wrong Reasons, Joe Fletcher performed solo acoustic set at Way Over Yonder’s carousel stage. Gritty and raw, and under the hard red stage lighting, Joe performed American roots music with a passionate intensity that had … Read More Joe Fletcher | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

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Moses Sumney | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Moses Sumney | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: The first time I saw/met Moses, it was after a Hiatus Kaiyote concert at the Bootleg Theater. His impromptu acappela jam with Nai Palm impressed me so much that I made a concerted effort to see him perform live, which I did HERE and HERE. The other performances … Read More Moses Sumney | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

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The Wild Reeds| Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: The Wild Reeds | Facebook | Twitter SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: With tight harmonies singing folk songs about the everyman, you probably would’ve guessed that this band came from the midwest or the south. Nope. These talented musicians are Los Angeles based, and delighted the audience that came to the Carousel Stage to watch them … Read More The Wild Reeds| Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

Houndmouth | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Houndmouth | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: The first band I was able to catch taking the main stage was Houndmouth; a band from New Albany, Indiana with a sound that’s a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Their tight harmonies sounded very polished over their textured music … Read More Houndmouth | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

The Far West | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At Way Over Yonder, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: The Far West | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: The first band that I saw at Way Over Yonder was The Far West. I got to the venue a little late due to the transportation issues, but from what I was able to hear, their music was a combination of Americana and … Read More The Far West | Way Over Yonder | Santa Monica Pier | 9/26/14 [Photos]