Wednesday, September 22, 2010
New Americana @ Starry Plough in Berkeley September 23
A group of we long-time San Francisco Bay Area songwriter friends who front different Americana/Roots projects round out the bill for Kwame Copeland's CD release party at The Starry Plough, Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705-1822, Thursday, September 23, 2010. That's tomorrow.
Alameda songwriter Kwame Copeland has written and played bass and guitar for a variety of notable Bay Area projects that have included The Straw Coyotes, Two Headed Turtle, my band, Adrian West Band and Grace Woods. In 2008, he formed his own eponymous band to perform his mix of Americana/Folk/Rock; a year later, he entered the studio to begin work on "Simple Things," an original collection of rock and jazz-inflected songs co-produced by Copeland and Oakland producer Ben Bernstein (New Monsoon, Petting Zoo Studios). While Copeland has played on many recordings in the past and was featured on a Bazaar Cafe compilation CD, "Simple Things' is his debut release.
Copeland's long-time songwriter peer Mario Desio, will open the Starry Plough gig with his project The Secret Identities. Me and my band, in which Kwame plays lead guitar, will close out the night.
KWAME COPELAND CD Release Celebration w/Deborah Crooks Band & The Secret Identities, Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 9pm., 3101 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705-1822. Tickets are $8 at the door