Matt Bradford

Matt Bradford

Ashley Raines (closing set), Renata

Fri, June 29, 2012

9:00 pm

$10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Matt Bradford
Matt Bradford
With a face like a forklift and the body of an olive (no pimento), Matt Bradford needed an outlet to express his angst and a means to attract the women. Music seemed the perfect avenue, but unfortunately Matt chose to play folk. He builds his own lap steels using the wood of dewy meadows and glades, and pickups from Del Marzio.

Once a talented bullfighter renowned in Spain as El Chupacabra, Matt’s lyrics pull from the sport he loves and describe the friends he lost. While you can hear him play at venues throughout Los Angeles, he does his best work in the bedroom, alone.

In his free time, Matt loves to drink milk.
Ashley Raines (closing set)
Ashley Raines (closing set)
Ashley Raines grew up in the Midwest and began running away from home almost as early as he could walk. By the age of fourteen he was hitchhiking from his home in Kansas to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He hopped boxcars and squeezed out a small living by publishing his poetry in college literary magazines. He taught himself any instrument he could get his hands on, recorded his songs on four-track reel-to-reel machines, which he sold while performing on the street and occasionally picked up work as a farm hand. In 1997 Raines, who had then only given his music on street corners and during coffee shop open mics, signed to Howlin' Dog Records. In 2000 Raines signed to The Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC). Raines has released six albums. His most recent, 2008's "The Halcyon Birds", features Lisa Show, J. Ford Hester and Edward R. Thornton.
Renata
Renata
Renata Youngblood’s sound, both in instrument and voice, reflects strength paired with vulnerability. These intriguing contradictions in combination with her deeply thought-provoking lyrics have given Renata a reputation as a performer with dynamic stage presence and soul.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/