This Wednesday, like every week, we’re bringing you the best and brightest of LA’s folk scene at The Standard, Hollywood’s Desert Nights. It’s easy! Just saunter on over, grab a cocktail, sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Chris Glover (of Penguin Prison): Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison will treat the Desert dwellers to acoustic versions of some of the electro floor bangers that he is famous for. This will be a softer, less electric side of Penguin Prison and we are excited to hear his songs in a rare, intimate and unplugged form!
Ted Russell Kamp: Ted Russell Kamp is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer living in Los Angeles. He proves himself as a solo artist and songwriter of note with Get back To The Land. It made the Top 100 Americana Records of the year for 2011 and debuted at #1 on the Euroamericana Chart in January 2011.
Great interview with the ladies of Grandville Automatic which aired as part of the PBS series Sun Studio Sessions.
Granville Automatic: Granville Automatic is Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins. The duo write songs pulled from a shared love of history, horses and war. Granville Automatic is named after a 19th-century typewriter: Vanessa is a collector. With sonic references like Lyle Lovett, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson, Granville Automatic has created a quiet and lyrical sound devoted to telling stories from the past. After writing together first in the spring of 2009, the pair has more than 90 songs – almost all of which tell stories from history.
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.