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Marty O'Reilly August Residency

(((folkYEAH!))) presents

Marty O'Reilly August Residency

The Dixie Giants, Arann Harris

Thu, August 31, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$15.00

This event is all ages

Marty O'Reilly
Marty O'Reilly
This four-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits’ darker works.

Marty O’Reilly hail from Santa Cruz, California. In addition to O’Reilly on the electrified Resonator guitar and vocals, the band features Chris Lynch on the Fiddle, Ben Berry on upright bass, and Matt Goff joining in on the drums. Within the three years since this project started, the band is already touring nationally, internationally, and selling out venues along the West Coast and throughout the United Kingdom.
The Dixie Giants
The Dixie Giants
For the past 3 years the Sonoma County-based group, The Dixie Giants, have brought their own special version of New Orleans music to the Bay Area. Whether they’re playing in clubs or on the streets, The Dixie Giants are infamous for radiating an infectious energy and always having a blast. While playing the music of their heroes (Louis Armstrong & The All Stars, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Thelonious Monk, Jackson 5), they have also been writing original music in an effort to continue to evolve the idiom of Traditional New Orleans Jazz.

The Dixie Giants have shared the stage with such acts as Bonnie Raitt, Rebirth Brass Band, The Wood Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, New Orleans Suspects, Tuba Skinny, The Brothers Comatose, Glen David Andrews, and many more. Their sounds have been heard at Strawberry Music Festival, Petaluma Music Festival, San Jose Jazz Fest, Healdsburg Jazz Fest, Sausalito Arts Festival, Lagunitas Beer Circus and Honk Fest West, and have appeared at events and in commercials for the San Francisco Giants. Winners of the North Bay Bohemian's "North Bay's Best Jazz Band" award in 2014, The Dixie Giants recently released their sophomore album, "A-Salted", featuring 6 original tunes and modern interpretations of 4 trad jazz classics
Arann Harris
Arann Harris
Born in Oakland, California, Arann was raised on a steady diet of backyard chickens and rabbits with plenty of Run DMC, Too Short and The Beastie Boys.
A country boy a heart, his exuberance, and permanent "outside voice" were not suited for the indoor life of city- living. Arann found the open space of country life perfect for his large frame and big energy. Leaving Oakland to find what was right, Arann traveled the world farming, rafting, skiing and teaching only to settle in his father's home town of rural Petaluma. He settled on his family farm where he raised sheep for wool to sell at local farmer's markets, spending most of his nights in a converted barn, playing guitar and writing music.

Arann's distinctive voice comes from playing at countless campfires, hole-in-the-wall bars and coffee houses around the country. The themes of Arann's lyrics could read like a journal of his travels: farming, animals, food, friends and "dirt-bag, wine-country livin'." Yet traces of Arann's urban upbringing can always be found in his music, providing kids raised on hip hop and other modern genres a bridge to the rich history of American folk.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com