Pretty Gritty, Small Souls, Hugh's Beaumont

Pretty Gritty

Small Souls

Hugh's Beaumont

Tue, September 5, 2017

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Pretty Gritty
Pretty Gritty
Pretty Gritty might be another duo emerging from a sea of female/male acts as of late, but there is nothing typical about these two. Sarah and Blaine have cultivated a sound that is both timeless and classic, yet they still succeed in bringing something fresh to the table, pushing rootsy-Americana sounds into an edgy, alternative space. These two have carved out a reputation as a must-see live act, allowing them to open for such acts as Tim O'Brian, Tony Trischka, Chris Eldridge, Rod Picott, Lake Street Dive and Joe Newberry. Both members utilize their multi-instrumental skills to sing, play stringed instruments and hold down back-beats, all simultaneously for a truly engaging experience. But they are not simply just entertainers. It is their mesmerizing vocal harmonies and beautifully crafted songwriting that really tug at the heartstrings and earn them life-long fans.
Small Souls
Small Souls
After the 2009 release of his second album as a solo artist, Portland-based singer/songwriter Brian Rozendal started looking to expand his sonic options through the addition of a live accompaniment to his stripped-down folk ramblings. Through the metaphorical grapevine, local engineer and multi-instrumentalist Bryan Daste caught wind of the opening and promptly recorded a pedal steel “audition tape” over a MySpace download of the album, and on hearing it, Rozendal found himself with little choice but to bring him on board. With Rozendal handling the songwriting and Daste the production, the pair quickly recognized the success of this new, collaborative process, and the solo project evolved into its current form: the “post-folk” duo, Small Souls. Unheard, Unseen is their second full-length.
Hugh's Beaumont
Hugh's Beaumont
Hugh's Beaumont is a San Francisco singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

He is the second, musical self of J. Krupp (AKA Renny Bloom, Okay Face). His dismal, emotional baritone paints a musical landscape that reveals both a dark, yearning romantic and a detached cynic of the modern world. The craft of his compositions, coupled with his smooth and unmistakable voice, mesmerizes. He is currently working on his debut EP "The Gypsy Upstairs". All of his recordings can be downloaded for free via SoundCloud.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/