Dryw Keltz 2 p.m., Jan. 23
Murderers of Love
RIYL: Angel.House, the Deadlites
Based in Carlsbad, Americana band Murderers of Love features singer-songwriter/musician, artist, graphic designer Jaimie Muehlhausen, a one-time open mic host at Drowsy Maggie’s (which helped launch Steve Poltz and Jewel). In the late ‘90s, he served as lead singer and guitarist in the bands Angel.House and the Deadlites.
After a break from music to concentrate on his career as Creative Director for Tony Hawk Inc. and his own Vibrosonic Design Studio, Muehlhausen released a new 11-song album, The Murderers of Love, in 2017.
His five-song 2019 EP Motel was recorded with bassist and producer Alan Deremo, who has toured and recorded with John Denver, Glenn Frey, Dave Alvin, Vince Gill, Belinda Carlisle, and Men at Work. Based on the short stories of guitar-maker Creston Lea (Creston Guitars), author of the book Wild Punch, it features David Gilmour’s drummer Steve DiStanislao, Spirit keyboardist Scott Monahan, Kenny Loggins’ longtime keyboardist and musical director Steve Wood (adding accordion to one song), and Tim Godwin, head of A&R for Taylor Guitars and a former touring musician who added a few guitar parts. Michael Ramos (John Mellencamp, Robert Plant) plays accordion on the title track.