Join us for night two of this mini-residency with Brian Wright. "When people ask what I sound like I usually say I'm somewhere between Woody Guthrie and the Velvet Underground," says Wright. It's true—along with hints of Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, fused with a bluesy slide guitar and a simple but enchanting Paul McCartney-like bass line. Also appearing: local artist Drew O'Doherty.
Today, when too much space is spent talking about what is going to happen to the music business, Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies are like thieves in the night, sneaking into town to steal the thunder right out from under the media glare of despair. With their new album, Bluebird, released on the new Breakout Music label, the group is poised to plant a flag in their Los Angeles home—one band that isn't prepared to settle for less than greatness. The way they make that claim is at the heart of their strength.
"I was glad to see Drew's name appear solo on local live calendars, even happier to discover that he was as talented a songwriter as he was a guitarist. I didn't know what to expect the first time I caught him, and was immediately drawn in by his gentle acoustic playing, his warm voice, and his somber songs that evoked a little Eitzel, a little Springsteen, a little Tweedy. Some lyrics may have come from his past, some told the sad yet beautiful tales of others, but all were both intimate and captivating." —Bradley's Almanac