Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega

Evan Lanam

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17.00 - $19.00

This event is all ages

Lindi Ortega
Lindi Ortega
When Lindi Ortega went in search of some quiet last year, the award-winning artist was pleasantly surprised to find a voice she hadn’t heard in some time – her own. Amid sparse, atmospheric production, it’s precisely this voice – a combination of Ortega’s fatalistic perspective expressed with her evocative soprano – that grips your attention on a brand new EP, Til The Goin’ Gets Gone.

A dogged resilience permeates this unadorned collection – three originals and a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Waiting ‘Round To Die.” The songs are the hard-won spoils of an internal war with words that struck after an extended stretch of touring, addressed in the EP’s title track about the detours and ditches that a traveling musician faces.

“What A Girl’s Gotta Do,” a song that is the silver lining of an otherwise dreadful date, explores the gritty pragmatism of making ends meet. Alongside the title track, this song offers a second metaphor about artistic life that strengthens the EP’s overall sense of resolve. Ortega’s somber rendition of “Waiting ‘Round to Die,” acknowledges a personal debt – her recent discovery of the legendary songwriter’s music is what finally cured her writer’s block. The closer, “Final Bow,” came when Ortega assumed she only had one song left in her. “I thought I had to quit music but I wanted to leave gracefully,” she says. “But then I decided to get up and sing some more.” As a whole, this statement captures the essence of Ortega’s new EP – it’s about dusting off, gutting it out, stepping up for another round.
Evan Lanam
Evan Lanam
Evan Lanam & the Live Oaks is a 60's inspired, soul driven, folk, americana, rock & roll band from the San Francisco, Bay Area. Lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter and lately drummer, Evan Lanam, grew up singing in the St. Matthews Catholic School Choir, annually performing the National Anthem at San Francisco Giants games. He is now a regular at San Francisco venues like Brick & Mortar, Amnesia, and was recently asked to do a residency at the Boom Boom Room.

A couple years ago Evan was laid off from his job, and decided to stay laid off and dedicate his life to songwriting and music and art. He has been touring extensively, playing official shows at SXSW, getting asked to play opening slots at places like Great American Music Hall, Slims, the Chapel and selling out small venues like the Lost Church. Lately, he has been finishing up some full band recordings he did with Eric Drew Feldman (Frank Black), at Hyde Street Studios, is writing new material with Gordon Brislawn (Capitol, Apple, Sony) and collaborating with other bay artists like the Rainbow Girls, Brett Hunter, Drew Southern and Daniel Erik.

You can sometimes catch Evan playing a full set from the drums, or from the guitar depending on which of his 15 band member collective is available.. Thanks for checking out our page and we hope to see you around. Extended bio below.
Peace & Love.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/