with Gumption & Glory, The Dead L.A.
Thursday, September 15th
Tickets: ADV $8 • DOS $10
The Drunken Hearts
Electrifying performances around the West have folks buzzing about The Drunken Hearts and the band’s fiery sound. Forged on Colorado's high peaks and river banks, the band is comprised of five gentlemen that came together to create an honest brand of alternative Americana that resonates with audiences everywhere. Their sound has truly evolved over the course of only a few years, from an acoustic trio to the current electric powerhouse.
They fearlessly bottle a tempestuous, yet smoky brand of American music — infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic guitars, bass, pedal steel, and drums. This May the band's second studio album was released, produced by multi Grammy-winner Rob Eaton of Dark Star Orchestra.
Gumption & Glory
Gumption and Glory is a project created to reflect the richly varied and diverse musical careers of its members, and especially that of its founder, Ray Gennari. The band was born from the belief that musicians shouldn’t have to restrict themselves to one genre. Rather, their best work is created when they embrace all of their influences and loves, and simply create Music.
Ray’s musical career has taken him from trombone player with the legendary Roomful of Blues horn section, where he was honored multiple times as Instrumentalist of the Year by the Blues Music, to bass and trombone player on over 20 releases for varies international artists on the renowned Lustre Kings Productions reggae label, to bass player for many classic and timeless soul artists, such as the Drifters, Temptations, and Marvelettes. Throughout his career, Ray has also been guitar, trombone, bass or keyboard player in over one hundred New England bands, spanning musical genres from symphonic, to country, to punk.
Rounding out the recordings, and making up the live band, is a group of musicians whose resumes are no less impressive on their own. Each member brings the fruits of his and her own musical journeys to create the Gumption and Glory sound.
The result is a band and music that may be difficult to define as any specific style, but simply believes that music should be soulful, dynamic, and fun.