David Berkeley's Studio Sessions #4 featuring Freddy & Francine
Wednesday, December 13th
Doors @ 7:00 pm / Show @ 7:30 - $20.00
Thursday November 16th
Doors 7:30 pm / Show 8:00 pm
Tommy Stinson's Cowboys in the Campfire
Tickets $20.00 and up (100% goes to the artists)
"Success for this “True Americana” ensemble has been about embracing a supergroup ethos while shunning supergroup egos. At their best, the band represents not just what’s right about the Austin TX music community but about live music as a whole. And they’re only getting better.
When Phil Bass, Chris Beall, Phil Hurley, and Lonnie Trevino Jr, four established Austin TX musicians, decide to join forces and play together just because it’s fun, you’re going to get something special. Such is the case for The South Austin Moonlighters, a band that blends blues, folk, soul, rock, and country, who can flip the switch from slow melodic country to gravelly rocking blues without a hitch. Think Little Feat meets Los Lobos with a splash of The Flying Burrito Bros, and you start to peel away the many musical layers of sound that makes up the S.A.M. Using a four part harmony at times accompanied with some brilliant guitar playing, S.A.M. plays with a full-bodied sound, and puts off an aura of down to earth Southern Blues and Country Rock, that can make even coldest days seem warm.
The Band consist of Lonnie Trevino Jr – Bass & Vocals, Phil Hurley – Guitar & Vocals, Phil Bass – Drums & Vocals, and Chris Beall – Guitar & Vocals.
The Band mainly does Originals songs in their set and for the love of music, they throw in choice Covers that fans and newbie fans absolutely love.
The Bands origin manifested when Lonnie Trevino Jr had the idea of putting together a side group (where they could all “moonlight” on their steady gigs-thus the band’s name), just for the pure joy of playing music. Since then SAM have self-released three CD’s that have garnered “Highest Recommendations” from venue owners and national publications alike for SAM’s “Live At The Saxon Pub” released Nov. 2012, studio album debut “ Burn & Shine” released Feb. 2014, and the newest release, July 2016’s Ghost Of A Small Town.
The joy of music making, the band shares, is a tangible and contagious part of Moonlighters’ shows, which made it effortless for them to quickly build a solid fan base through their Austin residencies and regional travels. During SXSW 2012, buyers from as far away as Europe were anxious to catch a bit of the South Austin Moonlighters’ “magic” thus resulted in signing with German Lable Blue Rose Records releasing “Burn & Shine” Aug. 1st 2014 in Europe and Scadinavia with the release of Ghost Of A Small Town in the afore mentioned areas in July 2016.
The inspiration of SAM stems from the band members’ mutual respect and admiration for each other’s skill and mastery of their instrument. Musicians are always seeking out others who inspire them and challenge them to improve. This group is an amazing example of what can happen when you put a bunch of talented guys in one room with an emphasis on joy and no egos involved. And now be prepared to witness The JOY that is The South Austin Moonlighters!"
Friday January 26th
The South Austin Moonlighters in Concert
Doors @ 7:00 pm / Show @ 7:30 - $20.00
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE KITCHEN SINK
About David Berkeley:
Called a musical poet by the San Francisco Chronicle and praised for his lustrous, melancholy voice by The New York Times, Santa Fe-based songwriter and author David Berkeley has been a guest on This American Life, won the Kerrville New Folk competition and ASCAPs coveted Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award. His most recent project is a novella of intertwining short stories and an accompanying album of songs, each sung from the perspective of the stories main characters. Its an incredible combination that, like most of Berkeleys art, manages to both break and heal the heart. Hear more at www.davidberkeley.com
Saturday December 2nd, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Max Gomez in Concert
$16 advance, $20 door. No opener.
The Kitchen Sink proudly welcomes the fourth installment of David Berkeley's Studio Sessions series (pop up concerts by internationally acclaimed musicians in local artist studios) on Wednesday, December 13th. We'll be featuring the outstanding Los Angeles-based Americana-soul duo Freddy & Francine. David will also play a short set to set the mood. The studio will open at 7:00 with music starting at 7:30.
A portion of the proceeds from this evening's show will go to:
http://everytown.org Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence, and build safer communities.
The Kitchen Sink
The Replacements' Tommy Stinson and his buddy Chip Roberts and a couple of guitars. Some laughs, some songs, a lot of fun.
There is no event parking available at the studio. Parking is available in nearby Guadalupe Street parking lots, in the municipal lot next to Allsups gas station, and ample parking is always available across the street from the studio at the DeVargas Mall.
in collaboration with
Southwest Roots Music
and Santa Fe Performance Exchange
"Gomez delivers his latest batch of songs with an easy twang that arrives at the halfway point between tender folk balladry of Kris Kristofferson and the pop melodicism of Coldplay's Chris Martin." - Rolling Stone Magazine
About Freddy & Francine:
"Foot stomping tunes befitting a New Orleans gospel choir." - Flagstaff AZ Daily Sun
"Freddy & Francine currently top my list...their vocals blend like milk and honey." - No Depression
With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, Freddy & Franciune's songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages. As individuals, Caruso developed a comedy television show with ABC and Ferris racked up 500 performances as Carl Perkins in the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet. Freddy & Francine have released 2 EPs & 3 full length records since 2008. Their latest, “Gung Ho” was produced by renowned producer Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell) and featured members of Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright, and Andrew Bird’s touring bands. Freddy & Francine most recently performed at The 2017 Telluride Bluegrass Festival as well as Rocky Mountain Folks Fest as main stage performers. They are recording a new EP in Nashville this fall" with producer Dan Knobler (Rodney Crowell, Roseanne Cash, Lake Street Dive) and plan to release it in 2018. www.freddyandfrancine.com
Fresh off the soundboards of the creative workshop that is The Kitchen Sink Studio — join singer-songwriter Lara Manzanares and an all-star cast of local musicians as they perform Lara's new album, "Land Baby."
Lara, a northern New Mexico native, spent six years singing on the streets of San Francisco before returning to Santa Fe to record this collection of songs, sung both in English and Spanish, culled from her years of experience.
"Land Baby weaves a tapestry of geographical, emotional, and cultural landscapes, describing stories of passion and comedy that cut to the heart."
Tommy Stinson is an American rock musician. He came to prominence in the 1980s as the bass guitarist for The Replacements, one of the definitive American alternative rock groups. After their breakup in 1991, Stinson formed Bash & Pop, acting as lead vocalist, guitarist and frontman. In the mid-1990s he was the singer and bassist for the rock band Perfect, and eventually joined the hard rock band Guns N' Roses in 1998.
Stinson released his debut solo album, Village Gorilla Head in 2004 and subsequently joined Soul Asylum for the completion of their album The Silver Lining, and was a member of the band for the album's tour in 2006 before joining them as a permanent member until 2011. He released his second solo album, critically acclaimed One Man Mutiny, on his own Done To Death Music label in 2011. In 2016, after leaving Guns N' Roses, Stinson reunited Bash & Pop, and is releasing an album in 2017, titled Anything Could Happen.
Lara Manzanares: "Land Baby" Album Release Show
Sunday, November 12th, 4:00 pm
Tickets: $15.00 - concert / $20.00 - concert + CD
Though still only in his 20s, New Mexico native Max Gomez possesses melodies flow naturally, trenchant lyrics that express wise-beyond-his-years observations on the ways of the heart, laconic phrasing in a cafe mocha timbre, and guitar skills that can stand alone.
As a child, the first songs he learned to sing were originally recorded in the 50s by Johnny Cash. As a teenage guitarist he adopted Big Bill Broonzy as his blues master. And as a budding performer, he apprenticed in the rarefied musical climate of northern New Mexico, where troubadours like Michael Martin Murphey and Ray Wylie Hubbard helped foster a folk and Western sound both cosmic and cowboy. Splitting his childhood between there and a farm in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Gomez is at home in the heartland, too.
At 14, when Gomez performed at a benefit concert, he played “Sunday Mornin’ Coming Down”—the down-and-out classic by future labelmate Kris Kristofferson. Soon thereafter he was playing at the venerated Old Blinking Light. “The school I went to was playing in that bar,” he says. Country greats like Mentor Williams and Lynn Anderson frequented the place that led them to become fans of his music. Gomez moved to Los Angeles at 18 to pursue his music career and began writing songs and performing around the city. He wrote some songs with Shawn Mullins, who later recorded them. “That’s when I began taking it all a little more seriously and turned my music into a job.” In his early 20s he began recording his own songs with producers in New York, L.A., and Nashville. His debut album, Rule the World, was released in 2013 by New West Records, home to the likes of John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, and Steve Earle. Soon after, Kiefer Sutherland directed the music video for the single “Run From You.”Since the release of his debut , he’s shared billing on hundreds of stages with stalwarts of the genre like Shawn Mullins, James McMurtry, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Griffin, and John Hiatt.
Jim Scott—who’s worked with Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and Lucinda Williams—produced Gomez’s new EP Me & Joe, which features Doug Pettibone on guitar and Eric Clapton and Jackson Browne accompanist Greg Leisz on pedal steel. The soundscape is acoustic and warm, a comfort zone for Gomez’s buttery vocals.
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November Art Sale
Saturday November 11th - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Handmade gifts for yourself and the ones you love
Lockets with Painted Landsacpes
Miniature Clay Sculptures
Block Printed Prayer Flags
Plant Dyed Silk and Linen Bags and Sachets
Fleece Hats and Accessories
Tinctures, Salves and more...