Don DiLego, Misisipi Mike
The California Sons
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
This event is 21 and over
Magnificent Ram A, the forthcoming album from Don DiLego, saw it’s roots form in Portland, OR with producer/engineer Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols, The Decemberists), and wind it’s way back East to the wooded Pennsylvania retreat that is Velvet Elk Studios. Many of those original sessions found their way onto his last album, 2012’s Western & Atlantic, which won an Independent Music Award for “Best Roots/Alt Country Album.”
The remnants of those original sessions form the foundation of a project he’s long thought about…a collection of clicktrack
free analog recordings that embrace their imperfections and happy accidents. On the heels of producing the recent releases from Jesse Malin (New York Before the War, Outsiders) and Hollis Brown (Loaded, 3 Shots), Don set aim at finishing the album that’s never been far from his mind. An album that would be, perhaps, less meticulous in process than his critically acclaimed Photographs of 1971. From the thunderous drone of the opening track “Karma King,” to the more intimate and personal one-take vision of “Idiot Heart,” it’s his most ambitious set of recordings
Don and his band, The Touristas, have recently completed two full European Tours in 2016, and will be touring the US and Canada in the fall. Though writing has already begun on the next record, look for continued touring in support of “Magnificent Ram A” well into 2017, and well before his imminent demise.
“DiLego brings a stunner of a record that showcases his songwriting talents throughout”. – Paste Magazine
“Don DiLego is quickly becoming the "Next Big Thing," in the Americana-Indie-Folk scene.” – No Depression
“Magnificent Ram A is the album you’ve been dreaming of” – BuzzFeed
"Misisipi" Mike Wolf is an American singer, songwriter and musician. He currently resides in San Francisco, Calif.. His music has been compared to that of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.
The California Sons
Take a heavy dose of Americana, add a shot or two of Whiskey, and you have the The California Sons, a fast-rising quartet from the Bay Area.
With two guitars, bass and drums, The California Sons began as an acoustic, bluegrass-influenced duet comprised of acclaimed singer/songwriter/recording artist Erik Olsen,
and a legend-in-his-own-mind Eric Schultz. Several years later, drummer Eric Getter and bassist Nate Pease came on board. Schultz says, "each person in the band comes from a different musical realm, which gives the group a unique mix. The group sings three and four part harmonies, and trades off lead vocals too.
So, we've kind of taken all our influences and put them together. It's what we lovingly call bluegrass-folk-rock-americana with a shot of whiskey."
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