Damngivers is aptly named. They're a band of people who give a damn. Their songs groove with strong choruses, good hooks, and lyrics that are like folk rock meat and potatoes. Akin to Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and singer-songwriters of previous generations that questioned the status quo, lead singer-songwriter Gerry Gomez writes songs that entertain, observe, probe, and above all, rock.
At first listen, you'll hear a quilt of American music – parts Country Rock, Alt-Country, Roots Rock and Folk with a nod to early Wilco, the Band, Black Crowes, the Faces and the Blasters. L.A. born and residing, Gomez molds his influences into songs that are full of hope and irony, and driven home with his rootsy vocals. Supported with pedal steel guitar and Hammond B3 organs, top caliber musicians and producers, Damngivers songs are full of rock-n-soul.
Everything's Jake is Damngivers new release due independently on 4/22. The 12-song CD album was successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign. The Damngivers will promote their release throughout 2015.