Michael Koppy, Frank Lindamood, Ray Vaughn w/ special guest Ed Rawlings

Michael Koppy

Michael Koppy writes songs that actually say something—be they off-the-wall and playful (think Randy Newman-esque) or serious and substantive. His recent Ashmore’s Store CD was named “The Best Album of 2012” by Country Music People magazine—the critic going on to write “and Mr Koppy’s song, ‘All in the Timing’, is the best song this critic has heard in the past 30 years”. A regular here when he used to live in San Francisco, this’ll be his first return to the Hotel Utah after six years gone. On guitar, nine-string guitar and harmonicas.

Frank Lindamood

Frank Lindamood is The Real Deal. A regular at the Florida State Folk Festival, he lives in place he built by hand (and without indoor plumbing), at the end of a dirt road deep in the turpentine piney woods of the Florida Panhandle, not too far from a little crossroads town called Sopchoppy. A legitimate throw-back and connection to an earlier era in American music, Frank’s original songs are mostly either religious themed or about actual events. On banjo, guitar and resonator guitar. This will be his first time playing more than a hundred miles from home—and it’ll certainly be the only time you’ll ever be able to see and hear him in San Francisco.

Ray Vaughn w/ special guest Ed Rawlings

Ray Vaughn has written songs and performed in dives and on street corners for a very long time. He was in the San Francisco based band HOSTAGES, then DIE BOSSA NOVA until disappearing in 1992. Ray Vaughn resurfaced in 2010/11 as a solo acoustic act. Traveling back and forth between New York City and San Francisco, road testing new material, and playing and writing new songs, Vaughn eventually headed back into the studio with Producer Michael Rosen in December of 2011. The new, 10 song CD, Way Down Low, is the result.

Featured on Way Down Low along with Ray Vaughn are, longtime friend and guitarist from the HOSTAGES Ed Rawlings, Drummer Michael Urbano, ex DIE BOSSA NOVA bassist Stephen Winkle, and keyboardist Phil Bennett on Hammond B3.


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