Jay Allen Sanford 4:30 p.m., Sept. 20
Ricky Small and the Talls
Sound description: Acoustic pop rock served ala Mraz.
RIYL: Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Brett Dennen, Paul Simon
Inception: San Diego, 2008
Influences: Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Paul Simon, Brett Dennen, Ray Lamontagne, Rufus Wainwright, Andrew Bird
East coast native Ricky Small formed the Talls in 2008. With members based in Oceanside and North Park, a self-titled album was released in 2012.