Moonsville Collective

The Wayfarer Presents

Moonsville Collective

Victoria Bailey & The Jazz Cats, Travesura

Sat, December 9, 2017

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Moonsville Collective
Moonsville Collective
Moonsville Collective is an Americana String Band that stands firm in the traditions of Old Time, Folk, Country and Rhythm and Blues. The band formed in August of 2011 in Costa Mesa, California and hit the ground running, having played some 250 shows throughout California, Nevada and Utah in the two years following. Their heavy schedule allowed for them to quickly refine their craft and soldify their family mentality, which has been essential to the success of the group.

They are often related to, and spoken of carrying the sensibilities of folk legends Levon Helm (of The Band) and Bob Dylan, the high energy of Old Crow Medicine Show, and clever lyrics like those of Hank Williams and Huddy "Ledbelly" Ledbetter. This sextet is made up of multi-instrumentalists where behind three part vocal harmonies is a mix of dobro, slide guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, 5 string banjo, resonator guitar, fiddle, mouth harp, kazoo, and a tight rhythm section of upright bass and loose drums about the stage.

OC Weekly Voted "Best Live Band of 2012″
Orange County Music Awards "Best Americana Group" 2013
CBS Los Angeles "Best Bluegrass/Americana Group in Orange County"

"The musicians in Moonsville Collective know their songs are always coming up through the landscape–the tradition. They negotiate their way through the ghosts of American history. That struggle we all feel fighting against the isolation of the rootlessness in an age of anxiety…You get to hear and see a music that emerges out of a group of artists who live and pick and sing and think and drink and eat and pray and swear together." - Matt Shedd, No Depression
Victoria Bailey & The Jazz Cats
Victoria Bailey & The Jazz Cats
Based in Long Beach, California, Travesura features Leo Romero on vocals, guitar, and harmonica; he is joined by guitarist/keyboard player Eric Evans and percussionist Mark Morones.
Travesura came together through loose connections and passion for music to form a trio of characters that look and sound like they've been together for years. Forming in 2013, guitarist and vocalist Leo Romero began a new project with keyboardist and guitarist Eric Evans. Seeking a drummer, Evans invited Mark Morones over to practice one night before a show Romero and Evans had booked. By the end of the night, Morones was in the band.
Romero is a self-taught player with an intrinsic motivation to write lyric-based songs. Many drunken nights leading into early dawns have produced songs that will make your heart wrench or make your foot stomp. As a professional skateboarder, he's lived a unique life that inspires his words.
Morones is a firecracker, gregarious before and after a show, and smiling the whole time he's playing. With a background in orchestra, Morones has a deep appreciation for proper percussion and keeps the band on a steady pace all night.
Evans brings a certain calmness to the band's visual presence while making your head turn toward him upon a key or string being played. His talent shines through in his ability to bounce from keyboard to guitar on a given song and play equally well on both.
In less than a year, Travesura has already transversed North America, playing bars in Vancouver, house parties in the Pacific Northwest, venues with dress codes in Los Angeles, and making it back to Leo's motherland of Mexico. No gig is too big or small for Travesura, they just love playing.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627