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Jesse LaMonaca Texas BBQ Feast & CD PreRelease Nov. 5

"Our second full-length album The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk is currently being mixed and should be ready for release in December," says Jesse LaMonaca.

The album's twelve songs feature trumpet, saxophone, banjo, pedal steel, harmonica, violin, upright piano, organ, whistles, congas, handclaps, electric and acoustic guitars, tambourine, cowbell and guest performances by Brian Holwerda and Jeffrey Lee Hawthorne of Blackout Party, John Meeks, Nina Anderson, Ben Simonetti, Ian Tordella, Rafael Salmon, Brady Alvarez, and members of the MLK Community Gospel Choir.

"We spent the summer recording at Lost Ark Studio in San Diego, and we worked very hard to make an honest record; to focus on the songs and to give them breath and blood. We are extremely proud of The Lament Of Tumbleweed Hawk and very excited for you to hear it. We have designed it to be packaged as an old dime novel, circa somewhere about 1867, featuring a multi-panel booklet, and other surprises."

Image Partly to raise funds for mixing, mastering, and CD printing, the band is throwing a Texas BBQ Feast and Album Pre-Release Party on November 5, at a private residence TBA.

"It'll be hosted by our friends, a couple from Texas who know their way around a barrel smoker." The BBQ will feature all homemade food, including:

  • mesquite-smoked brisket & chicken

  • pulled pork

  • BBQ sauce flown in from the best little smokehouse in Texas

  • sweet potato salad

  • corn bread

  • baked beans

  • cole slaw

  • pecan pie

  • beer & wine

The show will include a live band performance of the entire CD The Lament Of Tumbleweed Hawk, and a hard copy of the finished CD will later be mailed to all who sign up for one.

Singer-songwriter Jesse LaMonaca fronted the band Elroy wile living in NYC. His journey as a solo artist began in Philadelphia and has taken him to Sweden and now out to the sunny West Coast.

After LaMonaca’s 2007 arrival in Pacific Beach, he founded his Americana soul outfit, the Dime Novels. “I met the band, we got a San Diego Music Award nomination for Best Americana Album for our debut album, got some local love in the press and on the radio. I recently sat with Tim Pyles and played a few songs live on FM 94.9, all in just two and a half years. So glad I ended up here. San Diego has been so kind. I am very lucky.”

Image His debut EP Alive on Law St. was released in 2008, followed by Until the Stars Came Out.

In late 2010, having settled in Pacific Beach, LaMonaca completed a self-booked tour of Australia. The trek was financed via donations through kickstarter.com. “You set the amount of money you need and choose how long to raise it. If you don’t raise that amount in time, you get none of the money, and people who pledge don’t get charged until the time is up. The money end is handled by Amazon.com…I needed about $2000 to cover the planes, trains, and automobiles, so I set a goal of $2200 to be raised in 30 days. By the end of the month, I had over 30 backers who pledged a total that reached that goal, and then some.”

To earn donations, which ranged from $10 to $375, LaMonaca offered incentives. “For ten dollars or more, I mailed a handwritten postcard from Australia. For $125 or more, I would sit down with them, have a chat, and play a few songs for you live via webcam.”

The tour included dates in Sydney, Fremantle, Margaret River, Perth, and Melbourne. And non-musical endeavors while in the land down under? “I ate kangaroo. And I liked it.”

TEXAS BBQ FEAST AND ALBUM PRE-RELEASE PARTY

Saturday, November 5th 7PM

$50 a person. "There will be only 50 guests at the party, and there are only a few chairs left at the table, most are already spoken for, so if you would like to come, please send a direct message ASAP to [email protected]"

Here's Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels performing "The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk" last month at the San Diego Music Thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeY9Z8-nVGc

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"Our second full-length album The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk is currently being mixed and should be ready for release in December," says Jesse LaMonaca.

The album's twelve songs feature trumpet, saxophone, banjo, pedal steel, harmonica, violin, upright piano, organ, whistles, congas, handclaps, electric and acoustic guitars, tambourine, cowbell and guest performances by Brian Holwerda and Jeffrey Lee Hawthorne of Blackout Party, John Meeks, Nina Anderson, Ben Simonetti, Ian Tordella, Rafael Salmon, Brady Alvarez, and members of the MLK Community Gospel Choir.

"We spent the summer recording at Lost Ark Studio in San Diego, and we worked very hard to make an honest record; to focus on the songs and to give them breath and blood. We are extremely proud of The Lament Of Tumbleweed Hawk and very excited for you to hear it. We have designed it to be packaged as an old dime novel, circa somewhere about 1867, featuring a multi-panel booklet, and other surprises."

Image Partly to raise funds for mixing, mastering, and CD printing, the band is throwing a Texas BBQ Feast and Album Pre-Release Party on November 5, at a private residence TBA.

"It'll be hosted by our friends, a couple from Texas who know their way around a barrel smoker." The BBQ will feature all homemade food, including:

  • mesquite-smoked brisket & chicken

  • pulled pork

  • BBQ sauce flown in from the best little smokehouse in Texas

  • sweet potato salad

  • corn bread

  • baked beans

  • cole slaw

  • pecan pie

  • beer & wine

The show will include a live band performance of the entire CD The Lament Of Tumbleweed Hawk, and a hard copy of the finished CD will later be mailed to all who sign up for one.

Singer-songwriter Jesse LaMonaca fronted the band Elroy wile living in NYC. His journey as a solo artist began in Philadelphia and has taken him to Sweden and now out to the sunny West Coast.

After LaMonaca’s 2007 arrival in Pacific Beach, he founded his Americana soul outfit, the Dime Novels. “I met the band, we got a San Diego Music Award nomination for Best Americana Album for our debut album, got some local love in the press and on the radio. I recently sat with Tim Pyles and played a few songs live on FM 94.9, all in just two and a half years. So glad I ended up here. San Diego has been so kind. I am very lucky.”

Image His debut EP Alive on Law St. was released in 2008, followed by Until the Stars Came Out.

In late 2010, having settled in Pacific Beach, LaMonaca completed a self-booked tour of Australia. The trek was financed via donations through kickstarter.com. “You set the amount of money you need and choose how long to raise it. If you don’t raise that amount in time, you get none of the money, and people who pledge don’t get charged until the time is up. The money end is handled by Amazon.com…I needed about $2000 to cover the planes, trains, and automobiles, so I set a goal of $2200 to be raised in 30 days. By the end of the month, I had over 30 backers who pledged a total that reached that goal, and then some.”

To earn donations, which ranged from $10 to $375, LaMonaca offered incentives. “For ten dollars or more, I mailed a handwritten postcard from Australia. For $125 or more, I would sit down with them, have a chat, and play a few songs for you live via webcam.”

The tour included dates in Sydney, Fremantle, Margaret River, Perth, and Melbourne. And non-musical endeavors while in the land down under? “I ate kangaroo. And I liked it.”

TEXAS BBQ FEAST AND ALBUM PRE-RELEASE PARTY

Saturday, November 5th 7PM

$50 a person. "There will be only 50 guests at the party, and there are only a few chairs left at the table, most are already spoken for, so if you would like to come, please send a direct message ASAP to [email protected]"

Here's Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels performing "The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk" last month at the San Diego Music Thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeY9Z8-nVGc

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