Trevor Garrod (Tea Leaf Green)

High Sierra Troubadour Sessions

Trevor Garrod (Tea Leaf Green)

Lech Wierzynski (California Honeydrops), Jillian Secor (MerryGold), Kiyoshi Foster (Animal Party)

Tue, April 9, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

This is a Free Show!

Sponsored by Absolut.

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Trevor Garrod (Tea Leaf Green)
Trevor Garrod (Tea Leaf Green)
Trevor Garrod is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco, California. After spending the last 10 years rambling around the country as the principle song writer and keyboardist for the rock band, Tea Leaf Green, he has finally completed his first solo release, Miss Fortune.

"This one is for the broken hearted fools drowning in the sea of their own faulty memories. It's for the rickety roads cracking and restive bones creaking toward the setting sun. It's a story of despair, discontent and the slow sinking recovery back into the land of the living". Garrod says of the upcoming release. "It's a record for break ups and bad days. For cold foggy summers stuck in the top story of a light house. It's a warning to heedless ships on the wanton sea. It's a journey to safe harbours and salvation.

Garrod goes on to explain some of the inspiration behind the album, "While writing and recording most of this record I had a post card tacked to my piano. It was a lithograph of an old ad for the Eureka Silk Company, of a ship foundering in shallow waters on Ocean Beach, which is just a few blocks away from my Garden Shed up on the hill. A yellow moon rises above the old cliff house. A long cable of silk thread is pulling the ship on to shore. Desperate men hang from the line, a team of horses pulls a buggy down the beach. It must be very late at night or very early in the morning. I imagine sleepy children looking through the legs of onlookers, staring quietly at the struggle beyond the breaking waves. I don’t know if that ship ever survives. I suppose that we all must parish eventually. It's only the weakest of threads that pulls us along to our final state of peace and enlightenment."
Lech Wierzynski (California Honeydrops)
Lech Wierzynski (California Honeydrops)
Born in Warsaw, Poland, band leader and front man Lech Wierzynski started playing blues and jazz as a teenager at after-hours jam sessions in Washington D.C. After studying trumpet with Marcus Belgrave (Ray Charles), Lech launched his own career in Oakland. Having accompanied artists such as Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, and Jackie Payne, Lech has been schooled by some of the biggest names in American music and grown equally adept as a trumpeter, singer, and guitarist.

The rhythm section of The California Honeydrops is fueled by the barrelhouse style of Oakland piano veteran Chris Burns (Albert Collins, Freddie Hughes, Maria Muldaur). Rotating between tub bass, jug, washboard and drums are Nansamba Ssensalo (Jug Free America, Blue Roots) and Ben Malament (Terry Reid, The Marvelettes, Dale Spaulding).
Jillian Secor (MerryGold)
Jillian Secor (MerryGold)
Kiyoshi Foster (Animal Party)
Kiyoshi Foster (Animal Party)
Modern rock is getting good in San Francisco these days. With the rise of Big Light, The New Up, Sean Leahy Trio, Blisses B and a handful of others, there’s a nostalgia free but classically informed rock movement afoot, where the skill level is way beyond what we’re hearing in most Pitchfork/blog approved buzz bands, not to mention a real sense of hooks and groin level fun that’s missing from a lot of contemporaries. Add Animal Party, the stomping good new band helmed by DI fave Kiyoshi Foster.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.brickandmortarmusic.com/