O.B. James 1 p.m., March 7
Sound description: Down-home rock.
RIYL: Truckee Brothers, the Pleasure Barons
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- MySpace page · Aug. 6, 2007
Influences: Jeff Buckley, Truckee Brothers, Gregory Page, Aunt Betties, Elysian Fields, Spoon, R.E.M., Cheese Shoppe, INA, Dead Rock West, Stewboss
Loam has been around since 1994, releasing their first EP, Mega, a mere three and a half months after the band's inception. In 1996, Loam released thier first full length album, Stereoscopic, to critical acclaim. The San Diego Union Tribune called it a "master stroke," giving the record 4 out of 4 stars. That same year, Stereoscopic won "Best Local Recording" at the San Diego Music Awards. In 2006, the band teamed up with Populuxe records and producer Christopher Hoffee to make the long-awaited follow-up to Stereoscopic.
-- MySpace profile
Frank Lee Drennen (vocals, guitar, harmonica) has also played with Stewboss, Songo Bongo, Dead Rock West, as well as worked with Gregory Page and the Hatchet Brothers.