Jay Allen Sanford 1 p.m., March 21
Sound description: Alternative country, in the vein once described by Gram Parsons as "Cosmic American Music."
RIYL: Counterfit, Gram Parsons, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Flying Burrito Brothers
- Blurt · Aug. 16, 2007
Inception: San Diego, 2006
Influences: Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Gram Parsons, the Flying Burrito Brothers, the Band, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Donovan, Townes Van Zandt, the Byrds, Nick Drake, Buffalo Springfield, Marc Bolan, Wilco, the Faces, the Pretty Things, Bruce Springsteen, the Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Them, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, the Kinks
Silverbird are San Diego songsmiths that tapped their vein in Folk Rock, Americana, and dragged the haul of guitar jangle, drum, and key plunk through the desert. Members have also played with Counterfit and Bolgazohdoomah.
Formed in Fall 2006, the band currently consists of Justin Rodriguez (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, songs), Robin Eisenberg (piano, vocals, organ, keyboards), Robert Ivy (acoustic and electric bass), and Richard "T-bone" Larson (drums, percussion). Larson (Bartender's Bible, the Deere Johns, Mr. Tube & the Flying Objects) replaced drummer Morgan Young, who played his last gig with Silverbird on August 3, 2007.
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