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Three-time San Diego Music Award winner Low Volts is giving the music world a much needed shock to the heart with his fuzzed-out, one-man dirty-blues rock performances. Great-grandson of a traveling gospel singer who was framed for murder and sentenced to the electric chair, Low Volts would not exist today if it wasn’t for a key witness that helped pardon his distant kin in the final hours of his uncertain fate.
With a gritty old slide-guitar, thunderous kick drum laden with tambourines, and dark, howling vocals, Low Volts creates a thick and heavy sound equivalant to a four-piece band. Combining a timeless, original mixture of dirty blues, rock and soul, LOW VOLTS encompasses the American sound in a raw and extremely unique way. Think ‘1955 meets 2055.’ ‘Early Elvis meets Evel Knievel.’
Winner of ‘Best New Artist’ & ‘Best Blues Album’ in 2011, nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ & ‘Best Blues’ in 2012 and winner of ‘Best Blues Album’ yet again in 2013 at the SDMA’s has not only proven that Low Volts can consistently write and perform great original music, but that Low Volts is HERE TO STAY.
2014 saw a month-long cross country solo tour and countless packed shows in Southern California. Partnerships were formed with Stone Brewing Co and Sector 9 Skateboards and an exclusive song was written for The CW hit show REIGN.
The future shows no signs of slowing down with constant touring, writing and the recording of the third and most ambitiuos Low Volts album to date at Dave Catching’s Rancho De La Luna Studio in Joshua Tree, CA mid 2015.
LOW VOLTS has performed live with:
LEON RUSSELL, REIGNWOLF, THE BLACK LIPS, HANNI EL KHATIB, SCOTT BIRAM, NASHVILLE PUSSY, COLD WAR KIDS, EODM, BAND OF SKULLS, THE GREENHORNES, LUCERO, DAN SARTAIN, KARL DENSON, DAVE ALVIN and MELISSA ETHERIDGE to name a few. Heavy touring is in the stars for this one-man-act and LOW VOLTS has the sound and mojo to captivate festivals and arenas around the world.
"While LOW VOLTS’ music echoes the happy go lucky tunes of swinging early rock, the band has an EDGINESS that could put Elvis’ once controversial hips to shame. The musician tackles the role of frontman while singing, playing slide guitar and pounding up a storm on his tambourine laden kick drum, and he looks pretty badass while doing so. Alas Elvis, it’s time to relinquish your throne; there’s a new king in town." ERIN GOSS ~ Uptown News
“LOW VOLTS is one of MY FAVORITE ADDITIONS TO THE MUSIC SCENE.... he plays FUZZED-OUT GUITAR while STOMPING his kick drum and SHAKING various tambourines he is adorned with. The music is SEXY and sometimes lyrically DARK, with a little bit of country and a little bit of blues to give it a RETRO ROCK & ROLL VIBE.”~ROSEMARY BYSTRAK | NBC San Diego
“LOW VOLTS - those guys are COMPLETELY INSANE! When they get that kick drum/tambourine thing POUNDING and that slide guitar WAILING, it's like to wake up the HOUNDS OF HELL. Really, really, downhome bluesy and STOMPIN', EXTRA DELUXE for sure!” ~TIM MAYS | Owner of the world famous CASBAH rock n’ roll club.
"LOW VOLTS—well, he’s just a total badass." PETER HOLSLIN ~ CityBeat Magazine
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