Trouble in the Wind

Robby Gira: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Kyle Merritt: Accordian, Banjo, Guitar (electric) | Trevor Mulvey: Bass guitar | Larry Doran: Drums, Vocals

Genre: Country, Rock

RIYL: The Band, the Roots, Coyote Problem, Neil Young, Link Wray, Nickel Creek, Fiction Family

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Inception: Carlsbad, 2009

Ex-Band Members: Ryan Fox, Drums

Influences: The Band, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Marc Ribot, Billie Holiday, Misfits, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Prince, Johnny Cash, Charles Mingus, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, the Cars, Easy E, Zapp, Roger Troutman, Daniel Johnston, Neva Dinova, Roy Orbison, Rick James, Black Flag, the Smiths, Joy Divison, the Replacements, Barry White, Randy Newman, Lounge Lizards, the Pixies, Link Wray, the Kinks, Ernest Tubb, Modest Mouse, Marty Robbins, Talking Heads, Dr. John, Cat Stevens, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Gram Parsons, Saffron James


Trouble in the Wind began in 2006 as a high school country rock trio called Cactus Bob.

In 2009, they became Trouble in the Wind, currently featuring Robby Gira (vocals, acoustic guitar), Larry Doran (drums), Trevor Mulvey (upright bass), and Kyle Merritt (guitar, banjo, accordion). Having appeared frequently at the E Street Café in Encinitas, they released Gone and Done It in 2009 and No Work Dancing in 2010.

In summer 2012, they won Best Musical Talent in the Musicpalooza talent contest, an annual competition at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, taking home a $5,000 cash prize and an electric guitar donated by Taylor Guitars.

Their second full-length album Slide Rock was released January 14, 2014, featuring sixteen songs mixed and recorded by the band and preceded by its first single “Taken.”

In September 2014, they were named Best Americana at the San Diego Music Awards.



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