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

"The sound of a Flathead Ford with busted muffler and three flat tires running on Hi-Test & caffeine."

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, evolved into Colonels of Truth.

Rick Santos of the South Bay honky tonk heroes Longliner 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. With the final addition of Brad Parker on snare & brushes, CoT was complete.

Their brand of Northern California Neo Bluegrass Anti Folk Urban Gospel Alt Country Americana was brought to Real Job Recording in Fremont, California for their 'live in studio' debut EP Songs of Love, Blood & Redemption in late 2013.

Since it's December 2013 release the EP has received steady play on college, independent & community radio, as well as having two songs featured on FX Network's brilliantly twisted comedy Legit. Songs of Love, Blood & Redemption also earned The Colonels opening slots on national tour stops for Jon Dee Graham, Pert' Near Sandstone, Austin Jenckes, Cody Beebe & The Crooks and a set at the 38th annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival.

To paraphrase Steinbeck, the inhabitants of CoT's songs are "whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches,' by which he meant everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, 'saints and angels and martyrs and holy men,' and he would have meant the same thing.”

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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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