Eagle Rock Gospel Singers

Eagle Rock Gospel Singers

Black Crystal Wolf Kids, Jamie Drake, Jason Hawk Harris

Fri · July 7, 2017

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers began as a collective of friends getting together in the summer of 2010. A choir of up to 15 revived the old Gospel spirit with songs like “I Shall Not Be Moved”, “12 Gates”, and “In My Time of Dying”.
Slowly they evolved into a band of 6, committed to embracing the richness found in early 20th century recordings. Influenced by past Gospel musicians such as The Dixie Hummingbirds, Washington Phillips and Sister Rosetta Tharpe as well as current bands like The Black Keys, Wilco, and Calexico, the band creates a unique style drawing from rhythm and blues, alt-country, indie rock and folk.
A rousing celebration of traditional Americana music has always been the hallmark of The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers.
A full length album released in 2015, Heavenly Fire, brims with fiery melodies and country moods, highlighting the band's notoriety for crafting original Gospel material.
Their debut album laid the foundation for two successful North American tours, including appearances at prestigious festivals such as Winnipeg Folk Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Austin City Limits, and Voodoo Fest of New Orleans.
The album also garnered high-profile song placements (MTV, Showtime, Amazon, Discovery Channel), as well as popular playlist spots.
Their upcoming follow-up release features remarkably focused vocal arrangements, poignant lyrics, and smooth rhythmic grooves that will set it apart from previous work.
The band is excited to release their second full-length album in the spring of 2017 and then hit the road to “spread and shred” with their eclectic mix of alt-country Gospel!
Black Crystal Wolf Kids
Black Crystal Wolf Kids
Inspired by the audience participation of the Flaming Lips, the anything-goes attitude of The Henry Clay People, and the over-the-toppedness of 80s tribute bands like Fast Times, Black Crystal Wolf Kids are the world's first indie-rock tribute band, paying costumed, sing-along-encouraged homage to the best music of right now (from MGMT to Phoenix to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) as well as indie's storied past (Pavement; the Pixies; et al).

They're also something of an all-star band in their own right: frontman Jeff Miller, drummer Gregg Levinson, and guitarist/singer Bernard Levin all did time in the now-defunct band City Museum, while keyboardist/singer Valerie Taylor also plays with The Valley Players Club (among others) and bassist Marc Gasway also can be seen onstage with The Sexies and Candypants. "I'd gotten sick of going to see indie-rock shows on the Eastside with great, fun bands, and seeing the audience standing still with their arms crossed," says Miller, semi-ironically. "The music is great -- why not have fun and sing along to it??"

That attitude's also led to on-stage appearances from members of some of LA's best actual indie-rock bands, from Coachella main stage act Steel Train to Spaceland headliners Wires in the Walls to KCRW mainstays Oliver Future to multiple OC Music Award winners Dusty Rhodes and the River Band, with near-nightly sit ins from among LA's indie cognoscenti. "I guess," Miller says, "sometimes even serious musicians like to have a little fun themselves."
Jamie Drake
Jamie Drake has been a familiar name in the Los Angeles songwriting scene since her debut (When I Was Yours) in 2010. She attracted folk music lover and Academy award winner, Tim Robbins, which led to their collaboration and tour. A songwriter for a father, and the constant moving from place to place shaped the versatility her work is characterized by, which led to her role in the Off-Broadway folk musical, Lonesome Traveler. The New York Times mentioned her ability to embody the voice of Judy Collins as “quietly claiming the show’s best moment in a revelatory version of ‘Turn, Turn, Turn." Since her solo release, she has explored various musical landscapes (Nobel, Burning Branches, Dear Lemon Trees) including topline released via Armada Music, cuts on various releases, and co-produced two albums. She's a featured voice in film music and can be found in writing rooms across Los Angeles. Her most exciting work to date is sophomore follow up, Make A Spark, produced by Jamie and fellow music partner, A.J. Minette. Make A Spark awaits a release date. Jamie is a founding member of a women’s songwriting group, has worked with The Boys and Girls Club and volunteers regularly with The Art Elysium.
Jason Hawk Harris
Jason Hawk Harris experienced his musical coming of age one fateful day in middle school when a friend played him Queen’s ͞Bohemian Rhapsody.͟Indeed, fate seems writ large in Harris’artistic journey. He comes from a long line of musicians; a tradition that all but guaranteed a both passionate and vexed relationship with the guitar. Though classically trained, he considers it perhaps the greatest instrument ever created (and occasionally wants to smash his Martin over the head of its inventor). Harris’ songs offer nuanced explorations of life’s vagaries; matching determined honesty with vivid imagination. His upcoming record fuses robust musicianship with a poetic vision inspired by magical realists like Charles Williams and Haruki Murakami. His music, Harris explains, shares in their ͞audacious assumption that the physical and spiritual occupy the same plane of existence.͟Harris’ debut single, ͞The Smoke & The Stars,͟ produced by Andy Freeman (Eisley, Manchester Orchestra, Rocketboys) was released April 28th, 2017. The single will be part of a larger collection to be released in late in 2017.
Venue Information:
The Hi Hat
5043 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90042