Mike Stinson

Pappy + Harriet's Presents

Mike Stinson

The Shadow Mountain Band

Sat, April 1, 2017

8:00 pm

FREE

This event is all ages

Mike Stinson - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Mike Stinson
He can kick out the jams with the best of them, and he can tear out your heart with a ballad. Mike Stinson’s songs are the thrills, chills and spills of life, filled with razor sharp word play, charm, depth, poignance and musical muscle.
PRESS

"Mike Stinson is dangerous, the kind of songwriter who can upend the way you see the world with a single line, and whose lean, mean rock and roll machine of a band usually starts at a Chuck Berry gallop and goes from there. They can crank it so hard, in fact, it's entirely possible to miss all the diamond-tipped rejoinders, double entendres, aphorisms and the occasional outright burn that litter Stinson's songs, and make him one of the wickedest lyricists around today." - Houston Press


"...in the honky-tonk world of southern California (and now, Texas), Mike Stinson is king. His latest album, Hell and Half of Georgia, covers your classic country bases – loyalty (“Died and Gone to Houston”), money struggles (“Box I Take To Work”), heartbreak (“This Year”), general life problems (“Late for My Funeral”) – and with the help of R.S. Fields, ups the roadhouse rock ante while prescribing a liberal dose of the “Texas treatment.” - Los Angeles Magazine


"He can kick out the honky-tonk jams with the best of them, and he can tear out your heart with a ballad." - Houston Chronicle


“His high-octane country-rock track comes off the brand new album, Hell and Half of Georgia, which finds the honky-tonk revivalist releasing his first set of tunes written exclusively in the Lone Star State. Stinson then recruited veteran producer R.S. Fields (John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver, Justin Townes Earle) to make sure his roots were properly planted.” - American Songwriter Magazine

Named "Best Country-Western Artist in L.A." by Los Angeles Magazine and called "the uncrowned king of the L.A. neo-honky tonkers" by Billboard, Mike Stinson is in a class by himself among Southern California country performers.

The universally respected singer-songwriter has issued two widely admired independent albums, Jack of All Heartache and Last Fool at the Bar, and 2009 will see the release of his third CD, The Jukebox In Your Heart, produced by the noted Austin, Texas musician Jesse Dayton and recorded at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios.

Active on the booming Los Angeles country-rock scene since 2001, Virginia-born Stinson draws inspiration from such stylistic progenitors as Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, George Jones, Bob Dylan, and Gram Parsons. He has made the honky-tonk template his own, spinning a distinctive take on the barroom muse in sharply-crafted songs that are by turns rousingly comic and profoundly heartbreaking. His evocative wordplay, emotional directness, and down-to-earth sincerity as both a songsmith and performer have forged an abiding bond with his fans.

Other performers have caught on to Stinson's impassioned writing: His contemporary classic "The Late Great Golden State" has been covered by both Dwight Yoakam and Billy Bob Thornton. His music has also made inroads in Hollywood: Stinson's songs have been heard on the soundtracks to the hit TV shows Mad Men, Weeds, and Cold Case, and in the feature comedy National Lampoon's Adam and Eve.

A knock-'em-down live performer, Stinson has attracted a legion of devoted followers with eight years of saloon-rocking shows. He is a perennially popular attraction, and plays packed-to-the-walls residencies at the Redwood Bar & Grill in downtown L.A., the Cinema Bar in Culver City, and the Grand Ole Echo at the Echo in Echo Park.
The Shadow Mountain Band - (Set time: 5:00 PM)
The Shadow Mountain Band
The Shadow Mountain Band specializes in mountain-style harmonies with lively acoustic backup. They feature Traditional Mountain Music, Hillbilly Gospels (think- ‘oh Brother, Where art Thou’) and Bluegrass, along with eclectic originals and completely reworked contemporary tunes. Music critics have begun to call their style ‘desert grass’.
Venue Information:
Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA, 92268
http://www.pappyandharriets.com