The Echo Presents
Grand Ole Echo with Rick Shea
Ocha La Rocha, The Get Down Boys, Country Supper
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
This event is all ages
Grand Ole Echo
Shea is to interior California what Joe Ely is to West Texas; his music evokes deep Kern, San Bernardino and Riverside counties the way Ely nailed down Laredo, two pinches of old Mexico, a blast of exhaust from the boss man's new Suburban and a baseline of working stiff desperation…and the best goddamn country voice since Merle hisself. **** Four stars!
Jackson Griffith/Pulse Magazine
Ocha La Rocha
Ocha La Rocha is the brainchild of the highly prolific Atlanta-based singer/songwriter, Johnny La Rocha. Formed in 2004 with Kris Sampson (Ponderosa, New West Records), the project has supported several major artists, been featured in a variety of movies and television shows, and has released two full lengths and an EP. The most recent album, "Ocha Scores", produced by Chris Barber (Ryan Adams, Courtney Love), is set to be released in 2012 in digital and on 180 gram collector's vinyl. As a preview, the band has conceived an entirely new format and released two tracks as a digital 7" on their website, www.ochalarocha.com. The release will be supported by a May tour with Spindrift.
The Get Down Boys
The Get Down Boys formed in West Los Angeles in the Spring of 2010. The founding members had much in common but mostly two things: their love of bluegrass music and common alma mater, Berklee College of Music in Boston. The Boys hail from all over the US (Virginia, Missouri, Connecticut and Massachusetts).
Since then they've toured over thirty US cities, released an album of original material, and performed alongside some of the industry's leading icons.