Happy New Year errbody,
a reminder that we're playing a fun show tonight in SF at a great little venue called
The Lost Church, one of the great listening rooms for
acoustic music in the city.
Joining us on the bill
is the soulful stylings of Joe Bagale Trio. If you've never heard or seen Joe before,
I guarantee you'll be wearing a big smile after his set.
Show starts at 8, hope to see you there!
|"Coming off the critical success of his last album, Wrecking
Ball at the Concert Hall, San Francisco singer-songwriter/ guitarist Jesse Brewster
is taking a different approach this time: one single per month for 12 months, leading
to the release of his new album...His latest single, and third installment of his
March of Tracks, “World Closing In” (May 7) is a gypsy-jazz influenced
Americana song laced with soaring fiddle, choppy Bluegrass mandolin, guitar solos,
Beach Boys reminiscent backing harmonies and a toe-tapping rhythm that will appeal
to any musical taste. ...“Waiting For My Chance” (an uplifting song
of desire and persistence) and the infectious and powerful “Can’t Keep
a Good Man Down,” showcasing Brewster’s gritty vocals and featuring
funk grooves, rich backbeat, soulful bass, drums and backing vocals as well as twangy
guitar and classic rock riffs, proving that Brewster is truly a master of combining
different influences, while still keeping authentic to his"
— Dan Harr, Music
|"Wrecking Ball at the Concert Hall is the second LP from Berkeley
native country boy Jesse Brewster. Brewster is half rock star and half cowboy, and
Wrecking Ball is 100% representative of both sides of his personality. The album
opens with the up beat “All those Things I Said,” with its steel-toe
boot tapping drum rhythm and smooth guitar licks. The next two tracks take a step
back, with country ballads like “Fuel for the Fire” and “All She
Deserves.” Things pick back up on “God Fearin’ Man,” a good
ol’ fashioned drinking song with a funky Lynyrd Skynyrd riff, Brewster’s
rugged vocals and a wailing guitar solo for an extra kick. The album isn’t
just all guitars, bass and druns; in “Dive to Drown In” Brewster incoporates
piano and organ for added dimension beneath his vocals. With equal parts alt-rock
attitude and down south country twang, Jesse Brewster plays up both sides to really
come into his own as a singer/songwriter. "
— Emma Hernandez, Elmore
|"Jesse Brewster has a unique Red Dirt voice that defies his
California roots. The album begins with the anthemic "All Those Things I Said,"
which offers a melodic chorus and a passionate performance from Brewster. On "All
She Deserves," Brewster is allowed to showcase his rich and passionate vocals the
best. Likewise, the dark "Dive To Drown In" illustrates Brewster's Americana potential
more than any other song…The hard-edged "God Fearin' Man" is a triumph that
will have live audiences rockin' the night away…"Sometime" showcases Brewster's
musical artistry more than any other song on the album. "Consider This" has much
of the same charm, and listeners will get lost in the haunting vocal performance…"Wrecking
Ball At The Concert Hall" is a truly unique album with elements of rock, folk, Americana
and country..He has everything he needs to succeed..indeed, this only wets the appetite
— BJ Jones, CountryChart.com|