The Rainbow Girls w/Perpetual Drifters, Saint Anne's Place, Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra
Saint Anne's Place, Marty O'Reilly
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives whose wide spectrum of genres is hard to classify, but something along the lines of funky, bluesy, soulful, psychedelic pop with roots in folk and rock n' roll. With soaring harmonies and a slew of instruments they share and swap throughout their set, the ladies of Rainbow Girls pump out original after original of your favorite new songs, whether it be acoustic or electric.
The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Isla Vista, CA in December of 2010 and spent the following summer busking and couch surfing around Europe. Since then they have released two studio albums, toured the US and Europe extensively, and simultaneously developed two different forms of performing: 1) an acoustic back porch set based around their rich harmonies and folkier roots; and 2) an electric, rock n' roll, foot stomping spectacular enticing people to get naked, let loose, and dance wildly. This show at SoHo will be the latter.
Perpetual Drifters are a five-piece rock band from Chico, California. Led by songwriter, Garrett Gray, the band has released two full-length albums -- Hopelessly Devoted (2008) and Waiting For Saturn (2010) -- and toured multiple times up and down the West Coast, from San Diego to Seattle. The band is currently touring in support of their latest release titled, Closer Every Day. The band strives to highlight the lyrical content and vocal stylings of Gray, while also engaging their audience with a dynamic electric sound. For more info, visit perpetualdrifters.com
Saint Anne's Place
Saint Anne's Place is a musical family tree, with deep blues, rock and soul roots and branches that reach into the spacey sounds of the future. Just one listen and it becomes very clear that these boys are blood. Their relentless energy is nothing short of contagious both live and on record. Consisting of brothers Jacob Cole (guitar/vocals), Sam Cole (drums) and their cousin Joel Martin (bass). The band initially formed in August 2009, but hit its stride with the addition of Martin in May 2010, at which time they quickly began honing their unique sound and live show – a raw, energetic and audience-centered blend of danceable soulful fuzz rock with some psychedelic elements.
O'Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, exploring the works of Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Patton, and Leadbelly. Through extensive listening and studying of the early delta greats, O'Reilly developed a unique foundation onto which he would incorporate themes from influences in other musical veins such as John Fahey, Nick Drake, John Vandiver, and Tom Waits. Whether it be his original pieces, or his renditions of old American classics O'Reilly tells his story through an old and soulful voice, propelled by a sense of authentic emotional adrenaline.
When performing with his trio, The Old Soul Orchestra, O'Reilly is backed by Jeff Kissell on the Double Bass and Chris Lynch on the fiddle. Their versatile musicianship, and soulful chemistry help to expand O'Reilly's songs into pieces that drive like a ten pound hammer, or float like feather and flow seamlessly in-between. The trio was formed in late 2012, and has rapidly made a name for itself along the west coast, being featured at many notable venues and festivals, including Outside Lands Festival (2013), Rivertown Revival Festival (2013), Do It Ourselves Festival (2013), Cafe Du Nord (SF), Hotel Cafe (LA), and Empty Sea Studios (Seattle). The Band released a self titled live album in 2013 and their debut studio album "Pray For Rain" in Spring of 2014.