Grand Ole Echo with The Dustbowl Revival

"THE STONED, STEELY SOUNDS OF '70S COUNTRY MUSIC LIVE ON IN ECHO PARK — ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS, AT LEAST. BREEZY AND BOOZY VIBES ABOUND AT THE ECHO EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM SPRING TO FALL AT GRAND OLE ECHO, AN OPEN-ENDED COUNTRY SHOWCASE THAT FEATURES ALL MANNER OF BUZZED OUTLAWS AND COUNTRY-FRIED SONGWRITERS BUT ZEROES IN ON THE HAZY DAYS OF WILLIE AND WAYLON AND RONSTADT. THE PARTY TAKES ADVANTAGE OF BOTH THE ECHO'S MAIN PERFORMANCE SPACE AND ITS SUNNY BACK PATIO, WHERE RAY'S BACK PATIO BBQ SERVES UP SLOW-ROASTED PORK ON A WHITE HAMBURGER BUN FOR $6 A POP. KIDS ARE WELCOME AND RUN FREE WITH JOYOUS ABANDON; HANDSOME YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN LOUNGE AROUND WITH CANS OF BUD; VINTAGE WESTERN SHIRTS AND COWBOY BOOTS HANG FOR SALE ON RACKS BY THE SIDE OF THE STAGE. IT'S THE MUSIC, THOUGH, THAT KEEPS FANS COMING BACK EVERY WEEK, WITH HOT-SHOT LOCAL ACTS SUCH AS COUNTRY-FRIED ROCKER ELIJAH OCEAN AND THE FLAWLESS BLUEGRASS HARMONIES OF DEAR LEMON TREES SHARING THE STAGE WITH TOURING AMERICANA ACTS. CAN'T-MISS SPECIAL TRIBUTES, LIKE THOSE DEDICATED TO MERLE HAGGARD AND TOWNES VAN ZANDT EARLIER THIS YEAR, BRING OUT SCORES OF L.A.'S FINEST ROOTS SINGERS AND MUSICIANS. IF YOU SQUINT HARD ENOUGH, YOU COULD MISTAKE THE WHOLE AFFAIR FOR A NASHVILLE HOUSE PARTY CIRCA 1978".- CHRIS KISSEL , LA WEEKLY

"That's just one example of the type of collaborations in store at the Grand Ole Echo, whose definition of Americana is much more wide-ranging and diverse than its Nashville namesake, booking everything from southern rock to psychedelic alt-country to bluegrass to old fashioned honkytonk." - Jonathan Bernstein, American Songwriter

The Echo Park crowd knock back longnecks and listen to bands that can include (former) local fixture, Mike Stinson,or former members of the Blasters. Members of Wilco, and The Black Crowes have been known to show up and even take the stage.” - Los Angeles Magazine

“Sunday afternoons, put a kick in God’s day with the Grand Ole Echo, a downhome celebration with three live bands plus and old-timey jam and bbq on the back patio.” - The Pasadena Weekly

The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, CA-based roots/jazz collective that merges old school bluegrass, swamp-gospel, jug-band, jump blues and the hot swing of the 1930's to form a spicy roots cocktail.

Known for their raucous dance-inducing live sets, the Dustbowl Revival plays what some call hillbilly jazz—the original front porch rock n' roll. Think Dylan and The Band in Newport meets Louis Armstrong in New Orleans meets Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes on the beaches of LA.

It's young people playing high-energy, vintage music and it's all written and composed by howlin' and stompin' frontman Z. Lupetin who first envisioned putting together a kind of roots supergroup when he moved from Chicago (his father is a blues harp virtuoso who sometimes sits in), to Michigan and then to sunny Los Angeles three years ago.

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Growing from a small string band diligently playing local Southern California clubs (over a hundred shows in the last two years), DBR is now a collective of over ten musicians with instrumentation that often includes tuba, trombone, clarinet, cornet, trumpet, mandolin, banjo, drums, guitars, double bass, harmonica and plenty of washboard and kazoo for good luck. The band's spontaneous, participatory set-lists assure that every show is a little bit different.

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With an enthusiastic and growing following, The Dustbowl Revival released "You Can't Go Back To The Garden of Eden" in 2010 to rave reviews. Merging their vintage style with a hip, lose-your-troubles-and-start-moving vibe that rings especially true for these times, the record perfectly represents the band's upbeat message.

2011? A new record "Holy Ghost Station" has been released (recorded on sparkling analog) with producer Raymond Richards of Rockets Red Glare (Local Natives, Ferraby Lionheart, Parson Red Heads) at the helm.

Lil' Dawnee Frinta

Lil' Dawnee Frinta is a respected multi-instrumental musician and songwriter, residing in her native land of Los Angeles, California. During the 90's her band, Lava Diva, reigned the Alt Rock scene in L.A. opening for Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Tool, and Rage Against the Machine. Metal Hammer Magazine called Frinta “One of the most emotional and powerful voices in Rock music today.”

She has spent most of the early 2000's drumming, playing bass and guitar for numerous bands and fronts L.A.'s The Resonant Heads.

This October, she will release her anticipated solo 2012 album, Stark Raving Calm on her own independent record label, Candy From a Baby.

Nelson Bragg

NELSON BRAGG has been working in and around the Los Angeles melodic pop scene since leaving his native Massachusetts in early 1999. His stints in such stellar Los Angeles-area bands as The Now People, The Quarter After, The Mello Cads, Cosmo Topper, and Cloud Eleven eventually led Bragg to higher-profile gigs with artists such as Stew and, eventually, Brian Wilson (with whom he currently tours and records with). An all around multi-instrumentalist, its Braggs expert drumming and spot-on vocal abilities that have garnered him the most attention. He's also a master arranger and an advanced composer in his own right, a natural musician brimming with confidence and chops (he once sat-in uninvited, no less with the great Paul Williams, and proceeded to blow the house down)."- KERRY CHICOINE-earcandymagazine.com

Great Pacific

Great Pacific is a group of 5 college kids making uncommon music.

Great Pacific formed in 2011 when lead singer Nick Gendreau and Lead guitarist Ky Mecklenberg took their songwriting duo to Bellingham, WA. They spent most of the year jamming with new friends and getting to know the Bham indie scene. They then proceeded to fill out the band by adding Violinist Chandra Johnson, Drummer Evan Douglas and Bass Guitarist Evan Herbison, developing a sound all their own.

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