The Kings Inn Presents
The Kings Inn presents Spindrift, Possessed by Paul James, The Merry Rounders, Smooth Hound Smith
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
This event is 21 and over
Cinematic Western-psych outfit Spindrift is nearing the end of their haunting "Ghost Town Tour." The past few weeks found the group touring the Southwest in proper club dates as well as performing in actual standing ghost towns. Their visits to the remaining ruins of the old west included performances at the legendary Saloon no. 10 in Deadwood, SD and at the sight of the infamous gunfight at theO.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ.
While playing to the ghostly spirits of each town, Spindrift also caught the attention of major media outlets, including Noisey who had a frank discussion at the prospect of such a tour with Kirpatrick Thomas (vocals/guitar) of the band as well as major newspapers on the tour route including The Salt Lake Tribune, The Arizona Daily Star, and The Albuquerque Journal. Prior to arriving in Arizona, theTucson Weekly noted that "the band sounds cinematic, expansive and eerie. And anyone who has seen the band perform live — they've performed in Tucson at least twice before — knows the trademark Spindrift sound is trippy, chill-inducing and rattlingly loud." The "Ghost Town Tour" concluded with Spindrift's show with Restavrant and RT & the 44's at The Deer Lodge in Ojai, CA (presented by The New L.A. Folk Fest).
The "Ghost Town Tour" has provided Spindrift the opportunity to perform material from their forthcoming album, Spindrift: Ghost of the West. The group is currently putting the finishing touches to the new full-length, tentatively due out in spring 2013. The album will also include footage filmed by Burke Roberts, JT Gurzi, and Rich Ragsdale that documents Spindrift's ghostly encounters during the tour. While at the Gallows of Gold Point, NV, the band's Kirpatrick Thomas (guitars/vocals) and Henry Evans (bass/baritone guitar) acted out the song "Hanging Me Tonight" by Marty Robbins for the film. A production still from the filming, taken by Howard Wise, can be seen above. Spindrift is also planning a spring tour leading up to an appearance at South By Southwest 2013.
In addition to new material, the "Ghost Town Tour" also found Spindrift performing songs from the soundtrack for Ward Robert's neo-western epic Dust Up. Spindrift's score for the film contains both instrumental pieces and full on songs, indulging in the band's talent for both sun-soaked desert rock and cinema themes. Both the film and Spindrift's soundtrack are available via iTunes, Amazon and all other digital retailers. The film is also currently available on DVD.
The band's music will next appear in the feature film Treasure of the Black Jaguar, slated to be released in theaters on January 9th, 2013.
Possessed by Paul James
Konrad Wert (born July 26, 1976 in Immokalee, Florida), known as Possessed by Paul James since 2005, is a one-man band from south Austin, Texas. The music is composed of string instruments including banjo, guitar and fiddle with written roots within folk, blues and punk. He was raised within a small Mennonite Community among pacifists, service workers and transplants during the Vietnam War. He is currently living in Boerne, Texas with his wife and son meeting the music demand by touring, sales on line etc. Currently Possessed by Paul James has starred in The Folk Singer, a film by Slowboat Films in 2008 while in circulation internationally. He most recently toured with Frank Turner of Epitaph Records, Chuck Ragan of Side One Dummy, Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price Suburban Home Records, Jim Ward and others via The Revival Tour in 2009.
In January 2011, Feed the Family was nominated for Americana Album and won the award for Alt. Country Album in The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.
The Merry Rounders
We are a 7 piece band sometimes.
Smooth Hound Smith
Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin' folk-blues duo comprised of singer/multi-instrumentalist Zack Smith and vocalist/percussionist Caitlin Doyle. They record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues.
Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, distorted vocals, and tasty harmonies, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.
The Futures League
This is The Futures League. They play Rock n' Roll. Jon sings and plays guitar, Jack plays guitar, Scott plays bass and John plays drums.