Rose's Pawn Shop

The Wayfarer Presents

Rose's Pawn Shop

Pablo Dylan

Wed, March 20, 2019

8:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Rose's Pawn Shop
Rose's Pawn Shop
It may come as a surprise to hear the strains of Appalachian and Americana music channeled through five guys from Los Angeles, CA, but heartache, loss and regret have always been the cornerstones of great music, and this city has more than its share. Singer/songwriter Paul Givant grew up on the same disparate array of popular music as any other late 20th century kid. It was American Folk and Bluegrass that rooted deepest in Paul, transforming him and his songs. Since 2006 RPS has toured extensively, electrifying audiences with their high-energy stage show, punk-bluegrass-a-billy attitude and genre-blending, boot-stomping tunes. In 2010, the near-current line-up of the band recorded the album "Dancing on the Gallows," and the band began hitting the road. On any given night, you could find Rose's Pawn Shop playing the Georgia Theatre in Athens, busking the streets of Jackson Square in New Orleans, opening for Jack White and The Raconteurs at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, ripping the walls off the club in their month long residency at the Parkside Lounge in New York City, or hitting the main stages of prestigious festivals such as Floydfest in Virginia and Wakarusa in Arkansas. With an arsenal of guitars, banjo, thumping upright bass, fiddle and drums, their sound is a wholesome mishmash of creek mud, rusty nails and your mom's cookin'. It's sincere, straight-forward and sexy.

Rose's has released their latest album, Gravity Well, produced and mixed by Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphy's) and are on tour. In early October, they performed at the legendary Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, then opened for Lucinda Williams at Slims the next night. The video for Rose's newest single, "What Were You Waiting For" was featured in Rolling Stone and stars Friday Night Lights alumna Dora Madison Burge.

"You can feel the whole barn rumble on Dancing On The Gallows from Rose's Pawn Shop, with booming bass drum, in your face fiddle, and runaway-train banjo. An impassioned vocal delivery that recalls a more countrified Jeff Lang and relentlessly driving momentum will, bluegrass fan or not, have the toe of your worn leather boot tapping in no time." - J Hayes, No Depression

"What the Los Angeles quintet Rose's Pawn Shop does with bluegrass, country and rockabilly is analogous to the kind of freewheeling recombination earlier groups practiced with, say, jump blues and Western swing. On … Dancing on the Gallows, Rose's Pawn Shop use bluegrass instrumentation, but somehow the idea of Django Reinhardt-style swing has crept in … so their music comes across as good old L.A. country-rock … - plus a vaguely jazzy harmonic sense. Their clever arrangements… recall the glory days of psychobilly … ." - Edd Hurt, Nashville Scene
Pablo Dylan
Pablo Dylan
Los Angeles born and raised, Pablo Dylan grew up
with music at the center of his life. At a young age, he
discovered his personal passion for the art and drew
inspiration from famous Literary Scholar Edgar Allan Poe
and US President/Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant with
the ambition of yearning to make his mark on the world
just the same.
After releasing his first mixtape, 10 Minutes, as a
15-year-old in 2011, Dylan earned production credits on
songs with artists like Erykah Badu, ASAP Rocky, OG
Maco, D.R.A.M., and Brent Faiyaz. But with time, he grew
disillusioned with the process of creating songs just to
please A&Rs and being told to focus on sales projections
instead of artistic integrity. So, he took a break from
Pablo Dylan took a step back and reevaluated everything.
He looked around at the rest of the country and realized
“we live in a different America than we lived in when I was
writing some of those older songs.” He describes it as
“a kind of the defining moment in terms of our country’s
character and its ability to change,” and explains that
this is what inspired his forthcoming album. In this new
project, Pablo introduces an introspective and luminous
folk rock sound inspired by his infamous lineage. Born
out of experimentation, the project is layered with dark,
moody sounds, heartfelt melodies, and lyrics about
personal experiences.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627