Robert Francis

Robert Francis (10:00 PM)

Leslie Stevens (9:15 PM)

Edwards & Edwards (8:30 PM)

Wed, May 23, 2012

8:00 pm

adv tix $10.00 /dos tix $12.00


This event is all ages

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Robert Francis - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Robert Francis
Robert Francis will release his Vanguard Records debut, "Strangers in the First Place," on May 22, 2012. Of the gravel-voiced songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Entertainment Weekly exclaimed "his simple instrumentation and slightly smoky voice bring up images of a slow, dusty, post-break-up road-trip through west Texas. The emotion he conveys while singing resembles that of a hardened performer who has been on the scene for decades, paying his dues in grimy bars where no one cared what he played. His songs are both depressing and uplifting. In my little world, that's better than perfect."

At an early age Robert showed a tremendous musical gift and was known around school as a guitar-playing prodigy. He could also play any other instrument he picked up, and did so on his first record, "One By One" (released on LA indie Aeronaut Records), playing everything from drums, banjo, bass, piano and mandolin to his most natural instrument, the guitar. Ry Cooder gave him a vintage National when he was only nine, and John Frusciante took him on as his only student when he was sixteen.

Based on the critical success of "One By One," Robert was quickly picked up by Atlantic Records and put out his major label debut, "Before Nightfall," in late 2009, produced by D. Sardy. That release was quickly followed by 15 months of constant touring, sometimes in support of artists such as OK Go, Fanfarlo, Brett Dennen, John Butler Trio and Jason Mraz, and sometimes headlining US radio shows and clubs all over Europe. In fact, "Junebug," the first single from "Before Nightfall," went to #1 in France and Top Ten in Germany and Switzerland. It was the #2 top selling single of 2010 in France.
Leslie Stevens - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Leslie Stevens
"She's got the kind of voice you'll realize you've been waiting to hear since forever." – Chris Ziegler, LA Weekly

"On 'The Donkey and The Rose' she uses her pitch-perfect tone to explore minor key heartbreak and earthly concerns. Its nine songs contemplate nature, love and getting drunk in the afterlife." – Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

Leslie Stevens’ most recent album "The Donkey and The Rose" was recorded with Grammy-nominated artist Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids. Her upcoming record was produced by Jonathan Wilson.

Leslie's singing is captivating, drawing comparisons to Emmylou Harris, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks, Iris DeMent, Alison Krauss, and Neko Case. She appears on albums by Brian Wilson, Father John Misty, Jonny Fritz, and Jonathan Wilson as well as upcoming records by Florence + The Machine and Jim James. Leslie has had the privilege of singing live with Lucinda Williams, Dawes, John Fogerty, Joe Walsh, Jackson Browne, Bob Weir, Jenny O. and Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers. She has also performed on NPR’s Mountain Stage and toured nationally with Elizabeth Cook, Roky Erickson & Okkervil River, and The Milk Carton Kids.
Edwards & Edwards - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Edwards & Edwards
Jay and Lou Edwards started singing together almost as soon as they started talking. They are from a large family – seven kids – and grew up, without television, in the small mountain town of Julian, California.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

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