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American Fado

Rank #26 US Los Angeles, CA Americana / Underground / Lo-Fi

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Sounds Like: Beck, Johnny Thunders and the heartbreakers, Syd Barrett (Official), Neil Young, Guided By Voices

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Bio: Sounds Like: Beck, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Syd Barrett, Neil Young, Guided By Voices trapped in an interstellar vehicle and traveling just over the speed of light. Or maybe if ACDC did a lot of psychedelics in the early seventies and fired Bon Scott (we like Bon Scott, by the way).... See Full Bio

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American Fado's Sixth Album, Kilgore Trout Fishing in American Splendor, is ready! http://rvrb.fm/1nuVGpg

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  • MikeWhitePresents (Artist) MikeWhitePresents
    because once is never enough, I'm back in again today Charles to soak up this awesome music all over again. Killer skills at work here..Love it!
  • idleMob (Artist) idleMob
    Drop Cloth is wicked!
  • JC & Laney (Artist) JC & Laney
    Happy to be a new fan! Laney
  • MikeWhitePresents (Artist) MikeWhitePresents
    Fantastic style here bro..so big and growling and dirty..really love how he's gonna fly down and occupy the whole damn island of New Zealand in "denise the hunter"..that tra...
    awesome :) thanks hun! ~FREE DOWNLOADS~ http://facebook.com/katieshoreymusic http://twitter.com/katie_shorey http://instagram.com/katie_shorey
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  • 2013

    Dec 22

    La Crescenta, CA, US | 3:30pm
    Star Sapphire Lodge
    La Crescenta, CA, US
    Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:30pm


    Charles Claymore will be performing an American Fado, Solo set opening up for the Los Angeles Area Americana duo, Dry River. This is going to be an intimate, very cool show in the beautiful Star Sapphire, O.T.O. Lodge. Donations: $10

  • 2013

    Nov 7

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 10:00pm
    Dung Mummy Radio
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:00pm


    American Fado, Solo will be on Ustad Morelock's awesomely cool Dung Mummy Radio Show on Killradio.org, Thursday night, 11/7. The show runs from 10:00pm-1:00am. I'll be on somewhere in the middle, I guess. Hope you can tune in. If not, the show will be archived, as well.

  • 2012

    Aug 27

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 10:00pm
    KillRadio.org Open Windows
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:00pm


    Yes! American Fado is performing on the radio for the first time on Open Windows at 10pm PST to 12am PST streaming live on KillRadio.org! Stay tuned...

  • 2012

    Jun 24

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 3:00pm
    Irisphere Gallery
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:00pm


    Another Shams 93 show! Yeah, Brian Redfern (Oud), and Charles Claymore (Word) are once again bringing it! This time live, so you gotta come outta your shells! It's a gallery opening. Word is out as to whether our excellent guitarist, Dino Bose, will be sitting in. I'll let you know. Also, set times aren't out yet, but the event is from 3-7pm. We'll keep you posted.

  • 2012

    May 28

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 10:00pm
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Mon May 28, 2012 10:00pm


    This is live on the web at 10pm PST to 12am PST streaming live on KillRadio.org; Brian Redfern (Oud), and Charles Claymore (Word) are once again bringing it to killradio.org; grab your headphones and buckle in!

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Q: What Fado artist inspired you/ influenced you the most?
A: Some woman I peeked into a bar and watched while wandering either Lisbon or Lagos. I can't remember which. Probably Lisbon. I was just wandering all over the cities wearing out my boots.

Asked by Chad Coleman. Answered on Fri Aug 16 2013

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