David Castillo 1 p.m., April 18
The Donnis Trio
RIYL: Compass Rose, James Blunt, Dave Matthews
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Inception: San Diego, 2005
Influences: Dave Matthews, Wilco, They Might Be Giants, Jack Johnson, John Mayer
The Donnis Trio got its start playing local coffeehouses. Singer/guitarist Nate Donnis, upright bassist Denis Sluka, and drummer Phil Woodring released their first album All Directions on Shady Tree Records in 2005.
According to the band's MySpace page, their song “No Other Place” was given honorable mention in the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2005, and they were recently awarded first place in the San Diego Songwriter's Guild contest by a panel of music industry professionals including Brian Rawlings (VP Disney Music), Christopher Brooks (L.A. film score producer), and local radio DJs from San Diego.
- All Directions