The Silver Spoons: The Silver Spoons took their name from the famous poem by Kimberly Gibbler entitled “Sometimes Everyone Dies”. The group was founded by Earle Nelson and Billy Bonin who met while they were both washing dishes at the Peach Pit Diner in Gainesville FL. After work one evening, Earle spotted Billy playing kazoo and attempting to impress the local prostitutes in the back alley behind the restaurant. Although the prostitutes were not impressed, Earle was. Soon after, they quit their jobs and hitched a ride across the country with a traveling ministry, writing songs about their adventures all across the great American landscape. Arriving in Los Angeles in August 2012,the Silver Spoons have hit the big time. They now was dishes at Mel’s Diner in Hollywood.
Ted Wendler (Mansions On The Moon): “If you name the most interesting new recording artists to have emerged this year, the list probably encompasses only a small number of worthy candidates. One name that should ring a bell is Mansions On The Moon” - Hypetrak
Anna Nelson: Anna Nelson is a singer songwriter, originally from Littleton, Colorado. She started writing music and playing guitar when she was 14. She moved to Costa Mesa, CA for college, and started playing open mics all over Orange County. After life brought her through some hard situations, she found herself writing non-stop. Her band joined her about 6 months ago, and helped bring these songs to life. Anna’s music combines her unique folk voice with top-notch rock musicians and genuine lyrics. Anna finds her inspiration from Ray Lamontagne, Bon Iver, Angus and Julia Stone, and Damien Rice.
What is Desert Nights?
Desert Nights is a weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood, hosted by KCRW’s DJ Valida. Every Wednesday, Valida curates three acoustic musical acts to perform a set in the Cactus Lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. The music begins at 7:30pm, it’s always free and always a good time. Guaranteed.
For added fun, make sure you check out our Desert Nights Summer Playlist here!