Happy New Year errbody,
Just 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.
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
|"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 for more."
— BJ Jones, CountryChart.com|