Live in the Atrium:
TV Mike and the Scarecrowes, Ocha La Rocha
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Deep Ellum plays a homespun brand of soulful Americana they like to call bootcut boogie, cosmic country, and roadhouse rock n'roll. Fronted by singer-songwriter David Glasebrook, the group evokes Tony Joe White and Creedence Clearwater Revival, Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Brothers, Crazy Horse and The Band, Townes Van Zandt and Kris Kristofferson, Stax and Excello.
But what do they sound like? Deep Ellum sounds like the lazy Mississippi slowly rollin' by on a southern summer afternoon; like the locusts singing at the close of a long day; like a stone-cold trucker barreling down the highway at 110 miles per hour; like a lonesome drifter wailing on his harmonica; like car wheels on a gravel road.
Since playing their first show in May 2011, a sold-out show in their hometown of Santa Cruz, Ca, the band has performed regularly, sharing stages with Howlin Rain, Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Moondoggies, Magic Trick, The Romany Rye, The White Buffalo, Sic Alps, The Parson Red Heads, and others. The group's new record "Welcome to Deep Ellum" hit stores in late autumn 2012--available on 12" 45 rpm vinyl and CD, as well as digital downloads.
Ocha La Rocha
Ocha la Rocha began in 2004 as Johnny la Rocha's studio project, and quickly evolved into a live act that debuted in 2005 to ply the music scenes of Atlanta and Los Angeles. Initially OLR paid tribute to the classic southern rock of la Rocha's Georgia hometown, but soon absorbed the burgeoning psychedelic-country sounds of the West Coast. Ocha Scores represents the band's first label release (JAXART Records) and was produced by Kristofer Sampson (Ponderosa, New West Records) and Johnny la Rocha in Atlanta, Georgia. Recorded between tours over the course of 2 years, Ocha Scores includes the contributions of accomplished supporting musicians including J.T. Hall (Ponderosa), Chandler Rentz (Snowden), Milton Chapman (Barreracudas) and Lee Harraway on pedal steel. The album was reworked by Niko Bolas at Capitol Records and mastered by Richard Dodd in Nashville. OLR's music has been used in feature films like Hot Tub Time Machine and Going the Distance and most recently in the season finales' of Sons of Anarchy and The Jersey Shore. The band currently resides in Los Angeles and will be touring the West coast Spring/Summer 2013 supporting their August 6th release.