Truth & Salvage Co.

Truth & Salvage Co. (10:00 PM)

Brian Wright (9:00 PM)

Fri, March 23, 2012

8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is all ages

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Truth & Salvage Co. - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Truth & Salvage Co.
“How is it having four singers in the band?” is the question most asked of Truth & Salvage Co., often followed by “Where’s the group from again?” Though answers often vary depending on who you ask, the fact is that there would not be a Truth & Salvage Company without four singers; the band would have never come to be. It is through the collaboration of their songwriting and the unique combination of their voices to which they owe their inception. Since the forging of this completely functional family-by-choice in 2007 their music has been nothing but infectious. They quickly caught the attention of Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes) who signed the act to his label Silver Arrow Records, and produced the band’s self titled debut, released in May of 2010. Before the record was even released T&S was invited to support the The Black Crowes on tour for the better part of 2009, which greatly helped to spread their gospel. Rolling Stone magazine awarded their debut effort with a 3 and 1/2 star review, and USA Today touted the group as being one of the top up and coming acts to see. Countless other shining critical reviews have been bestowed upon them as well as numerous TV appearances including PBS Sun Studios Sessions and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The music of Truth & Salvage Co. sits comfortably between two musical genres, Country and Rock & Roll, and is appreciated by staunch lovers of both. Their performance at the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival was anticipated and widely received, and they are among a short list of groups that has been asked to perform Country music’s Stagecoach Festival two years in a row. Their live show is highly energetic and stacked with four part harmonies, hot and tight. The singers effortlessly trade the role of “lead” throughout the set, keeping the show fresh and the listener attentive. Other notable acts they have had the privilege to support are The Levon Helm Band, The Avett Brothers, Govt Mule, and Lynryd Skynryd and can count sold-out shows at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and multiple nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco as some of the most memorable.

Truth & Salvage Co. is Adam Grace (organ), Tim Jones (singer, rhythm guitar), Scott Kinnebrew (singer, lead guitar), Bill “Smitty” Smith (singer, drums) and Walker Young (singer, piano).

Though predominately Southern in origin and destined to return, they presently reside in their Ford van, dubbed “The Champion”. Truth & Salvage Co. tour incessantly, and are gearing up to record their second album, slated for release Spring 2012.
Brian Wright - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Brian Wright
For Brian Wright, life as a traveling troubadour began in Mclennan County, Texas near the highway and the trains. That is where his father took a job that required a great deal of travel, making the family VW van Wright’s first crib. Consequently Wright feels most at home when on the road, and this movement has helped shaped Wright’s sense of bare-boned lyrics and achingly beautiful songs that seem both distant and intimate at the same time.

After spending his early twenties on the Austin/Waco/Dallas bar circuit, playing everything from punk to covers, Wright flipped a coin to decide his future home, either New York City or Los Angeles. Going West won the day. Today, at the age of 33, when not touring, he resides in Los Angeles where he is a fixture in the LA music scene. For the last six years he has been the front man and lyricist for his band Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies, a band that has gathered a devoted audience across the country.

“When people ask what I sound like I usually say I’m somewhere between Woody Guthrie and Velvet Underground,” says Wright. It’s true but there is also hints of Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark fused with a bluesy slide guitar and a simple, but enchanting Paul McCartney like bass line.

Wright’s newest release House on Fire, boldly declares a new chapter in his life as a musician and producer. His two previous albums, Bluebird and Dog Ears were recorded with a live band in the studio, both in a span of three days. These were done in an attempt to capture the true essence of the band’s energy. House on Fire approached the recording process from a different angle. The album is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of Brian’s to play every instrument on the record. This album took time, craftsmanship,
and a sustained passion to produce a sound that reflects Wright’s newest chapter in his journey as a musician and songwriter. The result is an album that truly reflects the man behind the voice. With House on Fire, Wright doesn’t just write songs, he composes short stories with images and characters, fusing the rural beauty of old time country with the echoes of rock n’ roll.

“I love playing in my band, sitting in with fellow musicians, but this album finally allowed me to make the music the exact way it was in my head.” The fourteen songs on House on Fire further cement Wright's quest to becoming a premiere singer/songwriter. The album is co-produced with Mike Vizcarra, who created a studio in a one-room Laurel Canyon apartment, coincidentally the same hovel that was once the home of Waco’s most famous former resident, Steve Martin.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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