Lance Canales & the Flood • 7pm & 9pm • $20
Lance Canales & The Flood are a roots-blues influenced Americana trio from California's breadbasket, where Canales lived the life that so many songs have been written about since the birth of roots music - hard labor, one room shacks and taunting ghosts whispering of a better life. Canales' guttural vocals combine a hard-edged storytelling approach beneath a stripped down, foot-stomping, acoustic instrumentation. The Flood are made up of stand up bassist, David Quinday (whose mournful bowing can be found on tracks such as "Hummingbird Blues" on the bands most recent album "Elixir"). Also the newest member multi-percussionist Carlos Rodriguez. Using a Cajon or playing a stomp box. Rodriguez keeps the rhythm along with the crowd, as Canales, described on the blog "Bound for Glory" by music Journalist, Robin Wheeler, "... plays hollow-bodied, anger-fueled blues guitar. He growls and stomps with his feet clad in the heavy work boots of his grandfather..." Canales garnered a reputation as a child of being able to train wild horses and for years was forced to take his lumps in order to help his family make ends meet. It wasn't until he confiscated an older sister's beat up guitar and combined it with vocals he'd discovered in his mother's fire and brimstone church that he was able to slowly carve a way out of the hard toil life with his music.