Ginger Cowgirl, Farm Truck, Alice Wallace
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
While a taste for many styles of music is evident in Nashville-based band Ginger Cowgirl, their approach is nevertheless rooted in the tradition of classic country brevity, wit and soul.
The core of Ginger Cowgirl is California-born Stacy Antonel, a vocalist whose range and versatility allow her to sing rock, jazz, soul, pop and country with equal proficiency and passion. She’s a classically trained pianist from the age of 7, holds a degree from UC Berkeley, sings in four languages and got her start in the music industry singing jingles while living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2013 she beat out hundreds of singers to win the $10,000 grand prize on Fox’s televised singing competition “3 Minutes to Stardom”.
Ginger Cowgirl has shared the stage with Graham Nash, Rosie Flores & Peter Sprague, among others. The band’s debut EP, recorded at Historic RCA Studio C in Nashville, will be released Summer 2019.
Farm Truck is an original five piece Alt. Country band from San Diego, California. Led by singer / songwriter Craig Fischer, and lead guitarist Tim Edwards, Farm Truck combines the roots rock of the Byrds and Tom Petty, the outlaw country of Steve Earle and Waylon Jennings, with a touch of The Replacements to come up with their original yet familiar sound.
“It’s a song about taking the risk to do what you love,” Alice Wallace says of the soaring track, “The Blue,” which yields a lyric entitling her spellbinding new album. With Into the Blue, the California-country singer-songwriter conjures the atmospheric sound of the Golden State’s canyons and deserts, mountains and crashing waves, its crowning beauty and its tragic losses. At the same time, the supple-voiced Wallace tells her own and others’ stories, weaving tales that resonate as we grapple with so many disturbing national issues.
Into the Blue is Wallace’s fourth album but marks her debut on the brand-new Rebelle Road label, an imprint founded by a trio of women dedicated to strengthening the California Country music community and expanding visibility for female artists in the Americana/roots genre. “They care so deeply about giving women a stronger voice in the music industry,” Wallace attests. Having spent the past six years writing songs and touring the nation – from AMERICANAFEST® to county fairs, barrooms to coffeehouses – Alice Wallace is ready to break out. “It takes bravery to ‘sail away into the blue’ and grab it,” she says. “It took me until about six years ago to finally take the plunge, quit my job and go for it. I haven’t looked back since.”
Into the Blue represents Wallace’s evolution as a recording artist, showcasing her growth as a songwriter as she embraces a fuller sound, backed by some of Americana’s most distinctive players. Co-produced by Steve Berns and Rebelle Road’s studio veteran, songwriter and musician KP Hawthorn (who’ve made a name for themselves working with artists in the West coast Americana scene), the album is brimming with soul. The formidable rhythm section, including drummer Jay Bellerose (Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Aimee Mann) and bassist Jennifer Condos (Jackson Browne, Graham Nash), underpins instrumentation ranging from Tom Bremer’s crunchy electric guitar to Kaitlin Wolfberg’s lush string arrangements to keys and pedal steel from Jeremy Long (Sam Outlaw).
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