Description: The MICHAEL WILLIAMS BAND will not be performing tonight.
Brian Jordan Band:
Being a native of Southern California, musician/songwriter/composer, Brian Jordan delivers his sultry sound to audiences around the world with a unique flair. As leader of, “Brian Jordan Band”, Brian has thrilled many audiences with his own brand of rock infused groove music. As well, recent collaborations with DJ Logic and Willie Waldman Project have brought a new level of fluid, danceable, eclectic and fully improvisational performance!
Leading up to now, Brian spent 12 years as guitarist with the band, "Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe". He has also performed and recorded with Grammy Award winning artist, Lauryn Hill and appeared numerous times with the house band on the NBC television show, “Last Call with Carson Daly. Other projects that Brian has been associated with include "Blu Sirkut", “Banyan” which features drummer Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction and the “The Motherlode Band”. Brian has also performed in projects with Zigaboo Modeliste of the The Meters, Greg Errico and Cynthia Robinson of Sly and the Family Stone and Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic/Talking Heads. Brian has also shared the stage and swapped licks with many luminaries such as James Brown, Dave Mathews, Lenny Kravitz, Bob Weir, "The Allman Brothers Band", Fred Wesley, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. .... As a recording and performing artist Brian exhibits a diverse array of influences while honing in on his own style. His sound recalls elements of classic to modern American musical flavors, World music consciousness, and 100% Soul!
Brian’s musical journey started in his home town of San Diego, CA. At the age of eight he got his first guitar. He later studied percussion in middle & high schools and taught himself bass guitar. In college, Brian studied Classical and Jazz music, as well as composition at U.C. Santa Barbara. Shortly after, he formed his first original music projects. One of these included an eclectic Punk/Alternative band, ”Daddy Longleggs”, co-founded with Robert Walter, Damien Dunmore and Mike Watson in San Diego. Upon widening his cultural and musical awareness, Brian found himself traveling around the world with different World Music artists such as Ishmael Sealy (Barbados), Victor Essiet (Nigeria) and Jamaican reggae group “Foundation”. Upon focusing his talents in the Funk/Jazz realm, Brian subsequently embarked on a 12 year stint with the Funk/Jazz band, “Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe”.
To date, Brian has shared the stage and played with many notables such as James Brown, Dave Mathews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Wesley, Bernie Worrell, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bob Weir and many more world class musicians. Brian has definitely shared his passion for music with music fans around the world. And, that is the driving force behind his music!
The Jon Collins Band:
The Jon Collins Band was formed in late 2011 in Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, the same studio that produced some of the great records of several generations with bands including the Grateful Dead, Green Day and Train. Under the direction of long time record executive and producer George Daly (The Cars, Tool) The Jon Collins Band has been born to rave reviews. Jon Collins has been involved in music and writing since the age of 6. His first instrument was harmonica. He quickly grew to have a cult following as a teenage harmonica player and by the age of 16 he was asked by established artists to take his skills into the studio. In college, he toured the local club scene in North Carolina with different bands as a singer, songwriter and frontman. After arriving in Los Angeles a few years ago Jon Collins began writing songs for other singers while compiling a song list for himself. After hearing some of his unreleased material, a mutual friend in LA sent a demo to George Daly at About Records in San Francisco. George was impressed. Jon and George met and the rest, as they say, was history. Or, more appropriately, "making history". Recently Jon Collins has moved to Los Angeles and teamed up with a group of top LA musicians. Shows are currently being scheduled for November and December 2012. The Jon Collins Band's debut album "Hero" is set to release in January 2013. Currently the album is being reviewed by several music industry insiders to very positive reviews. Radio release is scheduled for February 2013 and a tour is currently in the works for 2013.
The Lusitania was formed in 2005 by brothers Michael and Blake Duncan. Their songs range from boozy waltz's to brawling punk-rock anthems. The band went through a few line up changes before coming to their current cast of the Duncan brothers, Charles Berry, Adi Kanlic and Will Daugherty. The band released an eight song self-titled EP on their own, along with a 7" vinyl split with El Paso natives, Buckeye on indie lable Leatherfist records. The band has just released their first full-length professional studio album "Rain and Rivers" through Civil Defense League Records in ealry October 2010. The album was recorded at Clap of Thunder Studios in El Paso, TX over a year-long span in 2009.