Posted by Andrew Heringer on myspace and facebook
Here are a couple of great bands/artists that you need to hear:
I produced this album which is Marlana's first record. We went up to a cabin in Shaver Lake this last August and recorded this 6 song EP. I play on it as well as Kellen and Jon. Marlana is a songwriter who is also originally from my hometown of Placerville. My personal favorite is "Mexican Escape". Marlana has a really beautiful pure voice, great melodies and lyrics.
This is my sister's band. You can hear her on backing vocals. They have been described as "Post-Rock Hippies." They just released their first record as well. My favorite tracks are "One Hundred and Four" & "Marshall Field". Great vibe. Great lyrics.
Max can be heard on the Paradise Sessions on Piano, Rhodes and Hammond B-3. He is the most talented musician I have ever had the opportunity to write, play and record with. We have also been known to play lots of FIFA on Xbox. Max and I met at UC Irvine. This is his debut CD with his Jazz Trio. You might recognize the song "Goodnight" which he and I wrote together. He did a version of the song with his Jazz Trio. Also check out "Pickpocket Witness" - the melody line is ridiculous and Max's playing is spot on.
Many of you know Eric Frank who has played shows with me over the last couple of years and can be heard on all my records. This is his band Links from Los Angeles. They are a dirty bluesy rock group. Curtis Marrero, who played drums on "It Seems So Long Since Yesterday" is the drummer for Links. They have some songs up on their myspace and are looking to record soon in the new year. The favorite track of theirs on the myspace currently is Jack Keroauc.
Featuring my buddy Dan Byers on Trumpet - The Simple Citizens are a Funk & Hip-Hop group out of Los Angeles. They have some reggae, latin and jazz in there too at times. Really cool mix of genres. I have yet to see them live but I have heard it is off the hook.
and if you haven't gotten a chance to hear the new Paradise Sessions make sure take a listen : myspace & andrewheringer.com. sign up for the email list at andrewheringer.com and get two free songs.
Hope you can make it out and see us on tour in the next couple of months.