The Dustbowl Revival, Whiskerman, Papa Bear and the Easy Love

The Dustbowl Revival

"A nine-piece band that would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter. The seven men, most with suspenders attached to well-worn trousers, broad ties and vests and some sporting 1930s-vintage newsboy caps, and two women in flapper-inspired dresses, are members of a ragtag outfit called the Dustbowl Revival, strumming, sawing and puffing enthusiastically as smiling listeners on the dance floor swung their partners infectiously."


In his search for the perfect cast to portray his edgy, hallucinatory soul songs, 23-year old singer Graham Patzner (brother of Judgement Day string players Anton and Lewis Patzner) has performed with party bands, stripped-down folk quartets, string-only duos and five-piece horn sections. For a while it was questionable whether Graham would ever give up his musical bachelorhood but he finally seems to have settled down with a permanent group of skillful psychedelic rockers.

Backed by his brother Lewis Patzner on cello and trombone, singer and keyboardist Madeline Streicek, bassist Will Lawrence and drummer Nicholas Cobbett, Graham takes to the stage wildly wielding guitar, violin, piano and a voice that's both powerful and vulnerable. The resultant sound is a Frankenstein fusion of a simple folk backbone, rich classical core, wide-streching art-rock limbs and big jazz feet. The energy this Oakland 5-piece puts out is palpable.

Whiskerman recently completed their debut record with producer Greg Ashley (Gris Gris).

Papa Bear and the Easy Love

Perhaps you're not a hippy. Or a poet, a dancer, a burner or a baba. Perhaps you're not even a hugger. No problem. The whiskey flows freely and the love comes easy when Papa Bear and the Easy Love are onstage.
This latest project headed by San Franciscan uber crooner Aaron Glass includes a stacked lineup of world-class musicians hailing from the Bay Area to Kansas to New Hampshire, combining the finest features of earthy folk, gypsy funk and feel-good jams. The Easy Love has garnered a loyal and growing group of fans and friends in California through its unique sound and lyrical themes of life, present-mindedness and intoxicating love. Joy and communal appreciation have been mainstays at their shows, which typically end in a vibrant sing-along. The crowds get involved. Smiles grow larger than physically possible, hips and feet move uncontrollably and, inevitably, everyone taps into something deeper. Experiencing this band is a refresher for the soul.... And, hugs are covered under the price of each ticket



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