Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
Inception: San Diego, 2008
In childhood, Germany was Tommy Graf's backdrop, along with stories of his mother's rural Kansas existence. In later years, he went from the tight-knit San Diego music scene to the ever-so diffuse Los Angeles music business, and then back again to SD.
Relentless touring epitomizes his self-described nomadic tendencies. Graf's newest EP Soul Searcher (recorded with Chris Hoffee at Chaos studios) conveys what he calls an adrenaline-driven album full of emotions, confusions, and analysis that all stem from a soul in life's constant process.
- Soul Searcher E.P.