Willy Tea Taylor (w/ members of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit)

Willy Tea Taylor (w/ members of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit)

The Sumner Brothers, Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes

Wed, November 21, 2012

9:00 pm

$8.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Willy Tea Taylor (w/ members of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit)
Willy Tea Taylor (w/ members of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit)
Willy Tea Taylor co-fronts The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit with Chris Doud and regularly performs his solo material. www.facebook.com/thegoodluckthriftstoreoutfit

No Depression Magazine - “Willy is just one of those rural America, proletariat-friendly, humble, down-to-earth good ol' boys, all bushy bearded, in faded denim overalls, wearing either a raggedy cap or straw hat, who can pick up a guitar or banjo and just play the hell out of it"..."Quite simply, Willy Tea Taylor is possibly one of the most important American singer/songwriters of our time."

Saving Country Music - “Willy Tea has two types of songs: good ones, and great ones. And the great ones are so great, it is hard to listen to them and then say that better songs have ever been written. And this isn’t just from the lyrics, but the way the lyrics mesh with the chords, and Willy’s soothing voice.”
The Sumner Brothers
The Sumner Brothers
In the words of Bruce Springsteen, “Nothing feels better than blood on blood”. Brothers and front-men Brian and Bob Sumner share a bond that requires no flattery - a family pact that keeps their music honest and authentic. Their upcoming release I Love You, Smile. holds true to what their devoted fans around the world know and love: the raw grit of steel string guitar and banjo, the lonesome hum of a harmonica, Bob’s haunting tenor croon, the devastatingly low baritone of brother Brian. This collision of sound forms the beautifully twisted roots of The Sumner Brothers.

It is their commitment to authenticity that first drew the brothers to country, folk, roots and blues music. Finding inspiration in the style of Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, and Neil Young, Bob and Brian began writing songs. They transformed their garage into a recording studio and created In The Garage, the DIY record that would change their lives. Accidentally released to the public in 2006, In The Garage, became an underground sensation, garnering the attention of long time hero and future collaborator Sam Parton (The Be Good Tanyas) and charting in the top 10 for Folk/Roots/Blues on Canadian College Radio.
Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes
Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes
Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, out of Nashville, are coming to San Francisco to celebrate the release of their new album, Civilized Man, February 15th at Brick & Mortar Music Hall. This release is their first full-length studio album. It was recorded and co-produced by Mark Nevers (Andrew Bird, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lambchop). The single "Shoe Fits" was just listed #7 on Amazon's Top 100 Songs of 2011 and the album was listed on their Top 100 Albums of 2011. Daniel also just finished appearing on NBC in season 3 of The Sing Off as a member of Nashville group, The Collective.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/