EP Release Show
Guy Fox, The Record Company
628 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA, 94117
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Busking outside of countless Bay Area venues, Tumbleweed Wanderers took stage on the streets of San Francisco with hopes of, simply, sharing their music. Imagine a hat filled with crumpled dollars and a small crowd gathered- smiling and swaying to the beat of a washboard, mandolin, banjo and guitar. Because of dedication, drive and pure stubborn persistence- in two short years the band went from playing sidewalk jam sessions to headlining those venues. From acoustic sets to electric rock explosions. From the crowd swaying in the open air to throwing down in a jam-packed club.
The story and sound of Tumbleweed Wanderers -- an Americana inspired mix of soul and classic rock-n-roll -- spread throughout the Bay, the West Coast and across the country, essentially, independently. Through constant touring, supporting some of the best road warriors in the game (Moon Taxi, Greensky Bluegrass, Angus Stone, Jackie Green, The Revivalists) and wowing audiences at major festivals (Outside Lands, Hangout, Shaky Knees, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass) the band solidified themselves as a not-to-be-missed live experience.
Now, after a year in the making, Tumbleweed Wanderers new album, Realize, is set to showcase the evolution of this talented rock band.
For Realize, Tumbleweed Wanderers demoed over twenty songs in a San Francisco mansion-turned-home-studio; as well as, cutting fifteen basic tracks at Panoramic Studios in Stinson Beach. These tracks were incessantly overdubbed, rearranged and tweaked for months on end. Their layers of harmonies, guitars, keyboards, string quartets, and pedal steels added unparalleled dynamics throughout the album.
After whittling the record down to the tightest eleven songs, they recruited Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse) to provide the fresh ears and creative spark needed to mix the record. Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys) was brought on board to master the album, giving it the rock-n-roll sheen they tenaciously sought.
The final product, available late Spring 2015, represents Tumbleweed Wanderers in their most honest state – a deep, and colorful blending of the band’s collective influences stemming from a kaleidoscope of American traditions: soul, americana, psychedelia-- all grounded in a fearless backbone of pure rock-n-roll.
Bay Area band Guy Fox found their sea legs in San Francisco playing into the wee hours on Tuesday nights at the Boom Boom Room, a small but effective incubator for Bay Area music. They crafted their live performance to match the energy of the first iteration of the band, formed in Maine, where living rooms across the East Coast would carelessly (and sometimes sloppily) dance to soul and funk covers by the band.
There is a contemporary sound occurring in the Bay Area and Guy Fox is one of those at the helm. It’s not born out of decades of psych-rock, surf-rock or even folk, but lies at the very foundation of Bay Area music—soul and funk. Punctuating brass, playful bass lines, and even funk-pop make its way into a musical aesthetic found at the fingertips of Guy Fox.
Peter Granquist can be found behind the drum lending vocals along Nate Witherbee, who also plays host to synthesizer, guitar, piano and song writing. Greg Waters primarily contributes guitar and saxophones, while bassist Charlie Moore accompanies on vocals and synthesizer.
Fans of Guy Fox have danced their way through sold-out shows at The Rickshaw Stop, Great American Music Hall, The Independent, and other Bay Area musical institutions.
The Record Company
The Record Company is a roots/blues/rock trio based in Los Angeles. Steeped in the classic sounds of Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker along with the jump of Howlin' Wolf, The Record Company have burst onto the scene in a very short time, performing their first show in January 2012. While never trying to simply emulate the great masters, the band have found their own fresh take on the music and can best be described as a group giving a 21st century nod to a timeless art form.
$16 ADV - $18 DOOR