Laura Benitez and the Heartache at Ivy Room
Laura Benitez and the Heartache use the three chord tools of country music to tell the simple, unvarnished truth about love, too much whiskey, and the call of the road. Their songs range from honky-tonk shuffles to rock 'n' roll numbers to sweet old time waltzes, and cover everything from unwed motherhood («Me or the Baby») to mean drunks («Don't Wake the Devil»), with a whole lot of heartbreak in between. Their twangy honesty shines through in straightforward arrangements, crystalline harmonies, and spare instrumentation.
Timothy O'Neil Band
Timothy O'Neil hails from Temecula, California. Currently, he has found himself rooted in the Folk/Americana Scene of Sonoma County. The Timothy O'Neil Band mixes origin roots of punk rock with a strong nod to bluegrass, folk, and a lifetime and adoration for songwriters and songwriting. Timothy O'Neil Band's new record entitled «TOB» Blends the sounds of energy ridden steam punk anthems with the soulful honesty of folk ballads. There is a unique yet familiar sound to the songwriting and undeniable edge to this bands work and especially their new album. Be prepared to sing along and have one hell of a good time.
«Northern California's Collisionville fuses a loud, post-punk sound with down-home Americana to create sardonically sincere songs that are well put together and streaked with the humor that eludes more self-serious bands.» Eliot Van Buskirk, Wired Magazine