IR: The SoCal Sessions #2 – California Soul

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Welcome back for episode #2 of the SoCal Sessions. We’ve got five more great LA based (and related) artists in this new session that might help you conjure up the imagery of a less developed California.

The title of this show, “California Soul”, was coined from a Mother Hips song that reflects on the hardships of grinding out a living making music on the road. The phrase was immediately adopted to label the unique sound of the Hips and the many bands they’ve inspired over their 12+ year tenure. However California Soul embodies more than simply a sound. It’s a lifestyle and culture celebrated in the music halls, on the beaches, and in the mountains across much of the western parts of the United States” Californiasoul.org

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THE STORYTELLERS
1) The Antiques – Crook
2) The Mother Hips – Red Tandy
3) Slackstring – Out of Place (live)
4) Nico Stai – Like Alcohol
5) Fontaine – Running on Empty

LOCALES TO EXPLORE
The Freesound Project
IR: San Francisco
IR: Baltimore
Sundown Lounge (LA Based Podzine)
IR: Live in the Lounge
IODA Promonet
Association of Music Podcasters (AMP)

See you earlier than usual next week, right before New Years, for an upbeat electronica session from a handful of angelenos – a perfect opportunity to use those glowsticks that you’ve all unconsciously stashed.