An intimate celebration of Townes Van Zandt feat members of San Geronimo, The Mother Hips/Green Leaf Rustlers, Brian Jonestown Massacre & more

An intimate celebration of Townes Van Zandt feat members of San Geronimo, The Mother Hips/Green Leaf Rustlers, Brian Jonestown Massacre & more

Sunday, July 8, 2018

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

$15 Advance/$18 Day of Show (plus fees)

This event is all ages

-Darren Nelson (San Geronimo)
-Jeremy D’Antonio (San Geronimo)
-Greg Loiacono(Green Leef Rustlers, Mother Hips)
-Danny Click
-Victoria George
-Ryan Van Kriedt (Brian Jonestown Massacre)
-Danny Montana
-Joe Kyle Jr. (The Waybacks)
-Rob Hooper (Carolyn Wonderland)

-Ross James (Terrapin Family Band)

Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt
Folk music singer-songwriter, performer, and poet
Born: March 7, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas
Died: January 1, 1997 of cardiac arrhythmia at his home in Smyrna, Tennessee
Greg Loiacono
Greg Loiacono
Greg Loiacono is a musician based out of Marin County, California. He is a founding member of the seminal California rock band, The Mother Hips. Greg plays guitar, sings and writes songs for The Hips, Sensations ( his solo project that features a rotating cast of California's elite bassists and drummers including Scott Thunes, Paul Hoaglin, Reed Mathis, Todd Roper and David Brogan) and Ball Point Birds (an acoustic duo) that he created with his musical brother, Tim Bluhm.
When Greg is not on the road, recording or sitting in with friends around town, he brings a customized, music group into Bay Area treatment Centers to help addicts recover from addiction and psychological disorders.
Danny Click
Danny Click
Until a few years ago, Danny Click was one of Austin's best-kept secrets, a musician's musician who'd won the respect of some of alt-country's biggest names but hadn't yet found widespread recognition.

That changed when Click's latest CD, Life Is A Good Place, was released in April, 2011 and spent more than 12 consecutive months on the Country, pop, and Americana radio charts.

The first single, "Wait My Turn", reached #1 on Nashville's Indie World Country Chart, and the second single, "I Feel Good Today", topped out at #14 on the NMW national Country chart along side Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, where Click now resides, he's built a large and passionate fan base that includes musical greats Carlos Santana and Elvin Bishop, both of whom have joined him on stage for impromptu jams.

Click and his band The Hell Yeahs, featuring a round-robin roster of top-shelf musicians, have played more than 200 sold-out shows over the past two years, as well as opening for legends Taj Mahal, Cake, Robert Plant, Mavis Staples, Sonny Landreth and JJ Cale.

What's causing all the buzz? First, there's Click's sound - a refreshing return to smart, sassy blues-inflected country rock. Think Tom Petty crossed with Wilco, spiced with the southern tradition of Lucinda Williams and John Hiatt. Add to that Click's searing guitar, reminiscent of Stevie Ray and David Lindley, and you've got at least part of the picture.

Then there are Click's live shows; an anything-can-happen mix of stellar songwriting alternating with blistering blues-rock. When Click brings it down with the strings-inflected "Blue Skies", you can hear every breath in the room; when he launches into the infectious "Wait My Turn," there's not one person who can stay seated.

Lastly, there's his songwriting. Continuing in the tradition of the Texas greats, Click pens wide open songs deeply rooted in a life well-lived. Growing up in a small farm community outside Indianapolis, Click was the youngest of nine children in a working class family. He was gigging in his older sister's country and western band before he was out of high school.

Click moved to Austin, where his three-piece alt-country outfit, Danny and the Hurricanes, was a local phenomenon. He then spent three years with Americana artist Jimmy LaFave.

Life Is A Good Place is the payoff, putting Click squarely in the upper echelon musically and lyrically. From its radio perfect songs to the sparse stories taken from real life, it leaves you filled with hope and a new respect for the human condition.

Fast forward to 2013. After four previous records and literally hundreds of gigs on the road, Click's latest single, Baptize Me Over Elvis Presley's Grave, went to #9 and stayed in the top 10 for the entire month of October, 2013. The music video is on CMT and is a viral share online.

In 2014, Danny became a regular guest at Grateful Dead legend Phil Lesh's club, Terrapin Crossroads and released a ripping live CD, 'Danny Click & the Hell Yeahs! ~ Captured LIVE!'

In April 2015, Danny and band finished a brand new studio album with legendary producer Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Wilco, Lucinda Williams, etc.) which was released worldwide on Sept. 18 and promises to kick it up a serious notch.

Fasten your seatbelts.

"Click's new album, 'Holding up the Sun', reinforces the fact that Click is one of the best alt-country artists of this century."
- Robert Leggett / No Depression Magazine

"Danny Click writes songs that could rescue anyone."
Greg Victor- Parcbench.com

"A hidden gem…a scorching guitarist with a potent roots rock sound."
Andrew Gilbert - SF Chronicle
Victoria George
Victoria George
"Victoria George has the enviable skill of sounding effortless at everything she does, be it country, rock or breezy pop music...this North Bay native simply knows her way around a good tune." Irish Greg- KFOG

Yes, California Country is a thing. It’s a beautiful thing, actually. It’s the gift Victoria George gives her growing legion of fans everyday, and it’s worth knowing intimately.

California Country happens when places like Northern California’s Marin County and country music meccas like Nashville collide. The result in Victoria George’s case is rather fascinating — a sound that’s part San Francisco folk, part Nashville/bluegrass twang, all heart and revelations and smarty-pants yarn-spinnin’. .Combining the country-flavored vocals of the Dixie Chicks with the tone of Alison Krauss and the roots of Bonnie Raitt, at the end of the day Victoria George has her own sound.

Victoria is by now a confident mid-career singer-songwriter who knows what and who she is. She comes from a family of artists and herself has a background in theater. And, well, she’s lovely. So it’s not all that surprising she commands a stage with the zeal of an Allison Krauss or Bonnie Raitt, artists who check their pretention at the door and prefer honest-to-goodness stories.

Music biz folks have indeed taken notice throughout the years. Victoria has worked in and outside of Nashville’s finest publishing houses and shared bills with the likes of Brandi Carlisle, the Doobie Brothers, Steve Earle, Delta Rae and other industry names that speak for themselves.
Ross James
Ross James
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/