The Golden Cadillacs, Hot Tar Roofers and Noah Nelson will be playing at Bows on March 1st at 8 PM. Sudwerk Brewery, out of Davis, will be providing plenty of beer (it is BEER WEEK, after all).
The Golden Cadillacs are “honey baked country soul from Sacramento, CA”. The current lineup–Adam Wade (vocals, bass), Nick Swimley (guitar), James Neil (drums, vocals), and Jeremy Prog (guitar)–has been playing together for about 2 1/2 years, but the band has existed for about 5, and their sound has changed a bit since they started. “Musical style has become something more difficult to clearly pin down these days in our band,” said Adam. “The band definitely started as a more straight forward honky tonk band, but has since developed its sound, pulling more influences from other types of American music that the members enjoy, including soul, rock, and R&B, just to name a few.”
Submerge‘s review of The Golden Cadillacs’ self-titled debut album in 2009 described the band as “classic California country”, and though their sound may have expanded a bit since then, they’re still rooted in the classics.”As generic as it sounds, the band is influenced by a lot of American music, said Adam “From Buddy Holly to Hank Williams. From George Jones to Sam Cooke. Lynyrd Skynyrd and Tom Petty are definitely in there. I am personally influenced by a lot of new music too and enjoy seeking killer stuff out.”
The Golden Cadillacs are currently finishing up the writing for their second album, which they plan to record this summer.
Hot Tar Roofers
The Hot Tar Roofers are comprised of Marc Del Chiaro, Casey Marshall, Bill Sanders, and Scott Sanders. They’ve been playing together since January 2010; as their bio says, “6 years ago Marc and Casey were training for the infamous 30k Death Valley Trail Marathon when they ventured into a convenience store for some cigarettes and little white powdered doughnuts. There, behind the counter, was not one, but two men who shared the name Sanders. Scott and Brother Billy convinced Marc and Casey to eat some athletic pudding instead. And as sure as I’m standing here today, they ate it; they ate the athletic pudding. Then music happened.”
The band’s style is generally categorized as bluegrass, but they like to describe it as “bluegrass, etc.” “Our influences and song selection and choices come from all over the place, from rock, to pop to jazz and classical music,” he said. Marc cited the Voca People as one of their main influences (though he admitted this may partially be due to the fact that Bill lives in Vacaville, and “voca” sounds like “vaca”), along with Jonathan Richman, the Beatles, Ida, Punch Brothers, and Fabrice Pierre. “We are not trying to get signed, or be the hottest group in town,” said Marc, “so it’s easy because we just choose to play what we enjoy.”
The Hot Tar Roofers are truly excited to play this show, partly because they’re big fans of the Golden Cadillacs themselves. “The Golden Cadillacs are one of our favorite bands to watch, listen to, and dream of,” said Marc. “The song writing and cover choices are excellent, the guitar playing (Nick & Jeremy) is some of the best that’s been around town in quite some time, Adam’s vocals are the perfect complement to said songs, and who doesn’t think James Neil is the shit? We love them.”
Bill - Corona as it’s “the official beer of his LPGA homegirls”, and he works for Univision
Casey – Always likes what Scott likes (see below)
Marc – Dirt Cheap Beer – the filthiest…and so cheap.
Scott – he digs on O’Douls as it “totally gets him hammered”
Noah describes his style as “fast and wordy and cryptic and as pure as I can make it despite what apears to be my obvious influences.” Generally, his sound seems indie/folk rock inspired. “[My style is] constantly evolving on one hand,” said Noah. “On the other, I can see where it stays the same and probably will stay that way forever.”
I like anything in the way of a porter. That’s my favorite, Sierra Porter and Deschutes Porter. However, for long-haul drinking, I’m fond of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Pabst Light…that new Rye IPA Sierra has is goddamned amazing.