Tony playing solo acoustic @ Songwriter's Serenade. This is a very cool songwriter showcase in a nice casual atmosphere with great food and drinks.
Join Tremoloco and guests as they examine the connection between different musical genres such as Folk, Country, Irish, Gulf Coast and Mexican music. They'll explore the music, it's respective culture and their commonalities. Tony Zamora along with singer songwriter Rick Shea headline this special concert. Rick Shea was an obvious choice for this one, his songs reflect the folk, country, rock and Mexican influences he grew up with. On his songwriting influences Shea says, “Merle Haggard cast a long shadow when I was younger, but since then Dave Alvin, Jim Ringer and a lot of other music has found its way in.” A "lot of other music" often includes Mexican and Irish influences like the songs "Mexicali Train" and "John Shea from Kenmare" from his latest release. Mexican and Irish? Yes believe it or not there is a connection both musically and culturally. To demonstrate they'll play some traditional songs on traditional instruments for both the Irish and Mexican stuff. They'll also include Country, Honky Tonk, Gulf Coast music, Folk and the California inspired music and songs from both Tremoloco and Rick Shea's latest releases. Special guests among others will include L.A.'s "Ambassador of Irish music and culture" Dublin native Ken O'Malley and multi instrumentalist Alex Martinez who will join them for an eclectic and fun afternoon of music. Ken O'Malley needs no introduction to the Irish music community. He's spent more than thirty years in Los Angeles so his perspective on the "Grandaddy" of roots music is both authentic and genuine. He'll offer his own take on California Irish music, put things in a historical context and include a song about the "Santo Patricio Brigade" c.1846-48. An Irish/Mexican connection if ever there was one. Alex Martinez from The Moonlight Trio originators of a unique blend called "Cumbiabilly" capture the sound and essence of Southern California playing a mix of old school Rock & Roll, Cumbia, Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican music performed with a rockabilly twist. He will lend his considerable skills as a guitarist and along with Tony will play traditional Mexican folk instruments. As a whole they'll offer their usual eclectic mix of roots and Cali/Mex music. They'll also play new songs from an upcoming Tremoloco release including a folk tune based on a woman's need to flee her homeland during The War of 1812 titled "Tecumseh's War and a new Honky Tonk number about love, music, the road and aging tentatively titled "Alberta Bound". All of these musicians are Tremoloco alumni and have worked together for years. Tony was an original member of Kens' band The Twilight Lords and all of them have toured together and/or played on each other's CDs. They look forward to this show and the chance to play together (schedules have never allowed for this particular line-up so come see what happens). It's a lot to cover in one afternoon but these amazing musicians will give it their best which certainly means you true music lovers are in for a great time. Very Limited Seating Please make reservations early. Backstage Reservations/Information: (626) 798-6236
Wine-Ohs Wine Bar, Bistro, and Live Music Venue is our last stop in Alberta so we will have a big party. Tremoloco teaming up with Nick Gaitan and Roberto Rodriguez from the Houston Roots, Tejano band The Umbrella Man and local Canadian musicians will be nothing but fun for the entire tour. Don’t Miss It
A very special show and a chance to play in an intimate semi-acoustic setting where we will lean on our folk side, include some trad Mexican folk stuff and of course play our normal mix of roots music. Great new venue for us run by smart music friendly people. We love playing in Edmonton so we’ll be looking forward to this.
We return to this great venue, the best room in Calgary. We've always had a lot fun in this place and expect this one to be no different. The next day kicks off the Calgary Stampede so this is "Sneak a Peak" night a warm up for 10 crazy days of partying! Don't miss it
Sounds Like: Doug Sahm, Texas Tornados, Los Lobos, Townes Van Zandt, Wilco
Label: Casa Julia Records
Bio: 2008′s critically acclaimed release “Dulcinea” explored the connection between California and Texas using stellar roots musicians from both including members of Los Lobos, War and well known players like Brantley Kearns, Greg Leisz, Ian McLagen, Red Volkaert, Cindy Cashdollar, Joel Guzman and ot...See Full Bio
Tremoloco has a show on 01/13/2015 at 07:00 PM @ Matt Denny's Ale House in Arcadia, CA http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5hjccu #concert
“When Tony Zamora went into the studio to record his next Tremoloco CD “Salsipuedes” he consciously strove to give it a more California feel with core local players and guests like the quintessential California roots artist Dave Alvin and Mario “Boomer” Lalli. The album he had in mind didn’t just conform to one specific Country or Conjunto niche, veering as it does from steel-and harmonica-burnished cowboy tunes like “Western Sky” to rocking tunes like “Claudine” and “La Mexicana” to the wide open, dusty folkiness of “Broken Wheel”. Live, Zamora is usually accompanied by a nimble crew that includes longtime drummer/producer Cougar Estrada and country-rock guitarist Rick Shea among others. While “Salsipuedes” incorporates elements of Blues, Cumbias, Bakersfield Country, Norteño and Western Swing, they expands their rhythmic template even further when they’re onstage with rocking jams that can turn psychedelic. This eclecticism has elicited approving re”