Back for it's 39th year, Turkey Trot 2013 features a tasty menu of hot and fresh Americana. It's like what Grandma use to cook up, only our blend is a bit edgier, more grittier, and way more drunkard. And in the end, after the last song is played and you stumble your way out of the du Nord with a ringing in your ear and a warm feeling in your belly - you're gonna want leftovers the next day. It's that damn good.
TURKEY TROT 2013: Americana Music Feast
Featuring: Coffin Hunter + James Nash & The Nomads + The Highway Poets + Secret Town
COFFIN HUNTER (SF)
Coffin Hunter is the brainchild of Jack Gibson, long time bass player for thrash metal icon Exodus. It comes out of his love for playing banjo and love of vintage Nashville music. It is a combination of Jerry Reed, C. W. McCall, and a Sergio Leone soundtrack. It is truly American music.Joining Jack on stage are a slough of veteran musicians. On drums: Tom Hunting - an original member of Exodus, Tom has over twenty-five years of touring and playing under his belt. He has played with such names as Kirk Hammett and Jason Newstead of Metallica and Les Claypool of Primus. On bass is Kevin Young, original member of Bay Area metal band, Forty Grit with massive touring experience. Jack is joined by the lovely Trish Danieli on piano. Trish performs weekly with the world famous Glide Choir of San Francisco as well as being a singer/songwriter in her own right. Rounding out the lineup is Larry Otis on lapsteel, guitar and mandolin. Larry is a veteran who has done several sessions for Motown as well as stints with Bobby Womanck, Billy C. Fargo (singer for Commander Cody and the Lost Airmen) and a year long stint with Ike and Tina!This is truly a great lineup. So if you like outlaw, trucker country, dirty bluegrass, and Smokey and the Bandit, you’ll love Coffin Hunter! If not, you can’t drink with us!
Listen up: http://www.reverbnation.com/coffinhunter
JAMES NASH & THE NOMADS (SF)
James Nash is no stranger to musical diversity. As at home with Charlie Parker and Bill Monroe as he is with Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix, the accomplished guitarist embraces the potential challenges of playing multiple genres with both joy and aplomb.
Nash’s broad vocabulary, both as scholar and stylist, has led to a genre-bending approach that has served him well for a decade as a lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the eclectic and virtuosic Americana ensemble, The Waybacks. Similarly, they make him a fitting helmsman for both the electric rock 'n soul grooves of The Nomads and the daredevil acoustic escapades of The NashVillains.
Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/user/jamesnashguitar
THE HIGHWAY POETS (Petaluma)
A fine blend of American roots music with modern style and edge, The Highway Poets are taking the Bay Area music scene by storm,...one song, one show, one tour at a time. Being compared to the likes of Neil Young & Crazy Horse to Mumford & Sons, and the Black keys, they strive to push the barriers of folk and rock music with fresh lyrics and a new take of an old form. If you have not had the pleasure of seeing this fresh young band live on stage, tonight's your big chance. Don't screw up and miss out, you'll only hate yourself later.
Listen up: http://www.reverbnation.com/thehighwaypoets
SECRET TOWN (SF)
Secret Town delivers their own brand of original Americana/Folk/Rock music - part country, part alt-country, part kick-ass country,...all good.
Singer-songwriter Daniel Seidel provides steel-stringed guitar & vocals while Leslie Bailey adds a second voice and harmonies. Guitarist John Harris defines the band's sound. Drummer Steve Pearson with bassist Russell Kiel create powerful rhythms that drive the Secret Town sound.
Listen up: http://www.reverbnation.com/secrettown