Jay Allen Sanford 11 a.m., July 18
RIYL: Tom Waits, Josh Damigo, Michael Tiernan, Tolan Shaw, King Taylor Project
Influences: Tom Waits, Leon Redbone, Louden Wainwright III, the Beatles, Badfinger
"I do junkyard stuff somewhere in the Tom Waits universe, though newer material gets the comparison less often," says keyboardist Josh Weinstein (King Taylor Project), who has taught UCSD classes concerning subjects like blues, jazz, and the Beatles.
Weinstein's album Love & Alcohol is a gritty throwback that sounds like the streets of New York from a black and white movie about the underbelly of the jazz world.
- Love & Alcohol