Sat, July 20, 2019, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm
Price: $15 / $18 (+ $2 fees)
Matt Costa: Born in Huntington Beach, CA, in 1982, Matt Costa received his first guitar at age 12. While he was always interested in music, even playing in a band in high school, Costa’s first love was skateboarding. His dreams of going pro came crashing to an end, however, when he seriously injured his leg in a skateboarding accident at 18. During his year-and-a-half-long rehabilitation period, Costa decided to refocus his energy on songwriting and guitar playing, and began using a four-track to make demos. One of these demos found its way to No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont, who liked what he heard so much that he offered to produce Costa’s music, and soon they had recorded two independently released EPs, Matt Costa and The Elasmosaurus, as well as a full-length early version of Songs We Sing. These caught the ear of Brushfire Records owner Jack Johnson, who was impressed by the young musician’s work and signed Costa to his label and invited him to open his 2005 summer tour. In 2006, Costa’s official major-label debut, Songs We Sing (slightly different from the 2005 indie version) was released. Unfamiliar Faces arrived in 2008, followed by Mobile Chateau in 2010. ~ Marisa Brown, Rovi
JD & The Straight Shot: Americana band JD & The Straight Shot’s new album called The Great Divide is out now! The band – vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, guitarist/vocalist/producer Marc Copely (B.B. King, Rosanne Cash), upright bassist/banjoist Byron House (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton), violinist/fiddler/vocalistErin Slaver (Martina McBride, Rod Stewart), drummer/percussionist Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, Levon Helm,Saturday Night Live band) and guitarist/vocalist Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride) – is comprised of friends whose joy in telling stories together shines through each sparkling track on The Great Divide.The album was recorded at Sound Stage Studios in Nashville with Marc Copely (James Montgomery, Jess Klein, Constantine Maroulis) producing.
Inspired by artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Civil Wars, Jefferson Airplane, Three Dog Night and The Yardbirds, JD & The Straight Shot delivers a sweet sound and strong songwriting mixed with the swagger of rock n’ roll. The Great Divide boasts unforgettable hooks, soaring melodies and powerful stories.
The dynamic album springs to life with the foot-stomping “The Great Divide” title track that hopes to inspire people to engage in more conversations with those who may hold opinions different from their own. The thumping, potent cadence and melodic layers of “Dead Men Tell No Tales” segues into “It Must Be The Night” with banjo-driven sounds of the heartland, while “Invisible” offers lush tones and “I Should’ve Known” features beautiful harmonies influenced by Simon & Garfunkel’s iconic folk-rock favorite “The Boxer.” “Bees” shares a sensual sonic landscape of longing, “Anything But Love” is a tender tale of heartache, “Take It Slow” showcases sexy syncopated rhythms, while “On A Wire” gives moody vibes of wistful whimsy. JD & The Straight Shot’s covers of The Turtle’s chart-topping 1967 hit “Happy Together” and The Allman Brothers Band instrumental favorite “Jessica” breathe an upbeat freshness and triumphant new vibrancy into the songs.
The Great Divide follows JD & The Straight Shot’s highly acclaimed 2017 album Good Luck And Good Night that roots music authority No Depression raves boasts “Exhilarating performances and luxurious blends of instrumentation,” and Madness To Creation gushes “Is a masterful blend of songwriting, arrangements, musicianship, and harmony.”
Matt Hartke: An American Recording Artist & Multi Platinum-Selling Billboard Top 40 songwriter, writing with the likes of Avicii, Adam Lambert, Cash Cash, Chainsmokers, Alex Newell, Matisyahu, Max Martin, Shellback, and Tiesto. As an unsigned recording artist, Matt’s song “Gold” has been climbing up the Spotify Charts nearing 8 million plays and counting. His last 3 singles have also been spinning heavily on SiriusXM’s The Coffeehouse.
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