Jon Dee Graham, Mike June

Jon Dee Graham

Jon Dee Graham is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. He was born February 28, 1959 and was raised on a ranch near the Mexican border. Graham was named the Austin Musician of the Year during the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference in 2006. He was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times: as a solo artist in 2000, again in 2008 as a member of The Skunks (one of America's 1st punk-rock bands), and again in 2009 as a member of the True Believers (with Alejandro Escovedo). He has also been a side-man for several artists including John Doe (X), Michelle Shocked, Kelly Willis, Lou Ann Barton (Double Trouble) and Alejandro Escovedo. He has had songs covered by Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry, among others, His latest release is the critically acclaimed "Garage Sale" and his second since a life-threatening car crash that kept him off the road for several years. He has also spent the last year touring and recording with the reformed True Believers, who will release their first record since 1986 sometime next year.

Mike June

Mike June is a singer and songwriter from Austin, TX. He was born in Middletown,New York and raised in New Jersey. June released his first critically-acclaimed solo record, CROOKED, in 2002, followed by LOVESICK in 2007. He moved to Austin, TX in 2009. In 2012 he released two records: the roots and folk infused EXILE ON WILSON STREET and politically-minded rocker TALKIN REVOLUTION BLUES. Both records received praise and ended up on many critics "Best of 2012" list. June has been touring constantly for the past two years, mostly with his friend and mentor JON DEE GRAHAM, and earning a reputation as one of America's most fearless songwriters.

Colonels of Truth

What started as a late night Easter Eve text conversation, most likely fueled by alcohol and the Holy Spirit of Charlton Heston’s Moses flashing across the TV screen, and culminating in a living room strewn with guitars, beer bottles and a small flask of whiskey tucked neatly behind a table leg, has officially evolved into Colonels of Truth.

Rick Santos of the South Bay’s honky tonk heroes Longliner has joined with Peter Dominguez, David Sands & Robert Scott Mueller of San Francisco’s cow punk outfit GEN 11 in an attempt to strip everything away and return to their roots.

Their debut EP ‘Songs of Love, Blood & Redemption’, set for a mid-September release, was recorded live at Fremont’s Real Job Recording. One big room, a few microphones, and the optimistic confidence that The Colonels would begin and end each tune, at the same time, in the same key. Moments of success and defeat were left on tape for all to hear.

With the session behind them, and the addition of timekeeper Bradford ‘Buford T. Justice’ Parker on snare & brushes, Colonels of Truth have strapped the guitar, dobro, mandolin, banjo & upright bass to the roof of the old Ford and are heading out to every legal (and not so legal) room that will have them.

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Jon Dee Graham, Mike June with Colonels of Truth

Tuesday, November 5 · 8:00 PM at Hotel Utah

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