Bootleg Theater Presents
Moonsville Collective, Ringo Stardust
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
This event is 21 and over
The album is Ventura Skies, the debut LP from cosmic Americana artist Sir Canyon.
The mental image conjured by Ventura Skies transports us to the spacious landscapes of Southern California. Between the baritone guitars, layered twelve-strings, pedal steel, and waves of cosmic reverb, there’s no question the songs on this cinematic album were inspired by the unique location where the album was recorded. It’s equal parts Ennio Morricone as it is Glen Campbell, the Beach Boys, Gram Parsons, the Eagles, and Buck Owens.
RIYL: Jonathan Wilson, Daniel Romano, Israel Nash, Gram Parsons, Robert Ellis, Andrew Combs, Sam Outlaw
"(An) alternative take on country music with more of a psychedelic twist than most ." PopMatters
"Sir Canyon creates exquisite naturalistic songs that never hover into the tedious, making for a lucid musical discovery." - Glide Magazine
"Moody, contemplative folk-rock track drenched in reverb, pedal steel, and echoing baritone guitars" - No Depression
"A fusion of Mexican/surf/country.." -The Daily Country
"This rippin’ pop country tune is absolutely radio ready!" - Ear to the Ground
"Part country-, pop-, and folk-inflected SoCal Americana, part western film score." - Cowboys & Indians
Moonsville is a Southern California band that writes songs about the terrain of their own stories and lives. During an age of short attention spans and speedy business, the band draws their inspiration from a simple well and holds firm to the truth that good songs can carry people through hard times and can increase the light when life lands you on the sunny side of the street. As young ramblers from the suburbs of Los Angeles, they began their musical fostering by allowing themselves to be adopted into the Central California scene, sitting-in on jug band and old-time music circles where an infectious and pure spirit of “music for music’s sake” lived. Injecting that same spirit into their songs and their lives became their quest. Moonsville, like a train station, always had players and characters stopping in from time to time to play, drink, chat and record. They’ve recently landed on a concrete five-person roster but often times still have friends sit in on certain shows. Although recent recognition has ushered them onto bigger stages, the bands roots will always find harvest in low-lit bars, drunken alleys and the hobo lullabies. Before 2017, the band recorded 2 studio albums of original music, toured the country, and played countless shows sharing the stage and line-up on certain occasions with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The White Buffalo, Charlie Parr and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, among others. Moonsville pulls poetry from their LA home and also from their out-of city get aways, to create a field where their songs can sprout. Moonsville has now fulfilled their own commitment to record 4 EP’s (20 songs) in 2017. With multi-instrumentalists and several songwriters in the band, they keep their Americana style variable; always open to experimentation and the blurring of genre lines. One of the songwriters, Ryan Welch says; “EP IV is different than the rest in that we really relied and leaned on our acoustic instruments to guide the sound and feel. “