The Grand Ole Echo Back for 9th Season


The Grand Ole Back For 9th Season

The Los Angeles Americana and Roots Music Show A Must for Los Angeles Fans
By Kim Grant

The Grand Ole Echo started as an idea for a casual Sunday ‘hang’ for musicians on the patio of the renowned nightclub, The Echo. Soon the gathering also took over the main stage and nine years later, the live music show has become not only a neighborhood institution but also a showcase for both local and traveling roots music acts.  The show is every Sunday, April thru September (excluding Holidays) and runs from 5:30-9pm.  It’s a free show and all ages with 3 main stage acts indoors and 2 “back porch” acoustic acts on the patio.

IMG_6090-1024x682The Grand Ole Echo stages have bragging rights to the best of local roots bands; I See Hawks in LA, The Far West, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett with his country band, The Dead Peasants, award-winning artist Ryan Bingham and ex-Angelenos, Rosie Flores and Eilen Jewell (to name a few).

The audience is a friendly mélange of young families, local musicians, neighborhood hipsters and music lovers young and old.  There have even been drop-ins from local legends Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam (his band members are known to play the show) and Los Angeles cult-figure Kim Fowley!

The Grand Ole Echo kicks off the 2014 season Sunday, April 13th at 5:30pm free/all ages located at The Echo, 1822 Sunset in Echo Park.

The Get Down Boys are a Los Angeles based string band performing high-energy traditional and original Bluegrass music, along with modern favorites infused with the sounds of Americana. Known for their carefully crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies, The GDBs bring an irresistible and infectious passion to their spin on American roots music.

Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ American roots and blues duo comprised of “One-Man-Band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues.

The Jolenes – Let’s just call this crew three songwriters and drummer. Made up of Los Angeles roots mainstays Grant Langston, Dan Janisch, and David Serby, Jolenes is a new project of two-stepping country music. The drum kit king, Dale Daniel, joins the trio of front men.

Back porch:
Ranger – writing her own songs for the better part of a decade, Nicole plays music that calls wallflowers out to the center of the dance floor, across the street to the bar for the after party, and on out of bed the next morning just in time for Sunday mass¬– in other words; her music moves people.

The Grand Ole Echo means Americana and country music every Sunday this spring and summer at the legendary Echo in Echo Park!

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