Botanical Garden Stage
Sounds Like: The Beatles, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan
Bio: The Flowerthief is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Christian Motos. He has released records as a solo artist and as a band. 'Sleight Detour' was his latest recording to date, engineered and co-produced with Grammy winner, Alan Sanderson.
The Flowerthief is now based in NY and is currently w...See Full Bio
“If all these pop/’60s mentions are making local readers hungry, it’s good to know about Christian Motos, a/k/a The Flowerthief. While his work seems to have morphed from the simpler, prettier sounds I heard from him several years ago, what it’s turning into may be more exciting: a kinetic, almost Violent Femmes-ish vibe. Also, I like the thrill of watching an artist hover at the edge of a cliff. Motos has one of the most interesting ranges of interests I’ve seen: beat poetry (hence his stage name), Serge Gainsbourg, Syd Barrett, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles. His oeuvre reminds me of trying to achieve the feeling of a Cocteau film in a coffeehouse, with nearly zip tech – yes, you who howl with laughter – I’ve done it. Part of what makes me say this is his posters (if not the very best, near the top of the San Diego heap), which tell me he still has lots of creativity to unearth.”