Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
RIYL: The Beat Farmers, the Paladins, the Blasters
Influences: Waylon Jennings, Marc Ribot, Tom Waits, Los Cubanos Prostizos, Howlin' Wolf, the Mavericks
Twangy roots rocker Andy Gassaway began writing and recording in San Diego after a three-year stint playing bass and Hawaiian lap steel with Seattle's Transient Songs. His first solo LP Hellfire was released in 2010, followed by Sightseer (2012) and Turnaround (2013).
His Sacrificial Dollar EP, released in September 2013, is a 5-song trip through classic country, Cuban folk, garage blues, and 1960s cocktail exotica.