Ted Z and the Wranglers, The Record Company, Ranger, HANK AND HER PONIES

The Wayfarer Presents :: Ted Z and The Wranglers Record Release Show

Ted Z and the Wranglers, The Record Company, Ranger, HANK AND HER PONIES

Sat, August 2, 2014

7:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Ted Z and the Wranglers (Acoustic)
Ted Z and the Wranglers (Acoustic)
Ted Z and the Wranglers, of Southern California, deliver outlaw country-charged rock. Ted's catchy story-songs are fully-realized tales of love, regret, getting older, and getting in trouble. The band stirs up its Americana influences, featuring quick picking and bluesy slide guitar over galloping train beats and swinging shuffles.
The Record Company
The Record Company
The Record Company is a roots/blues/rock trio based in Los Angeles. Steeped in the classic sounds of Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker along with the jump of Howlin' Wolf, The Record Company have burst onto the scene in a very short time, performing their first show in January 2012. While never trying to simply emulate the great masters, the band have found their own fresh take on the music and can best be described as a group giving a 21st century nod to a timeless art form.
Ranger
Ranger
Writing her own songs for the better part of a decade, Nicole plays music that calls wallflowers out to the center of the dance floor, across the street to the bar for the after party, and on out of bed the next morning just in time for Sunday mass¬– in other words; her music moves people.

Growing up along the Southern California seaboard, Nicole started writing songs as a means to scraping the dirt from beneath the nails of even the most sterilely suburban living environments. When not holding the worn cover of a good book or paddling through the waves of high surf, Nicole’s hands were busy fumbling between pens, notebooks, guitars and back again, pulling songs from the corners and closets of her life playing out around her.

After releasing a handful of demos, EP’s, and her first full length “Walk into the Night”, Nicole Vaughn is poised to break barriers and hearts with the release of her new album “Say It”. With two-thirds of the album being produced by Kelly Winrich (keyboardist/guitarist of Delta Spirit) and the remaining third being recorded in Ojai Valley with producer Todd Hannigan, Nicole Vaughn has never sounded bigger, stronger, or more beautiful… and by all accounts the sky is the limit here. As “Say It” begins with the opening track, ‘Mere Memory’, melodies literally lifting themselves up and funneling their way into your eardrums, one cannot help but feel a sunrise dawning in the warmth of their chest.
A feeling that is carried by the listener throughout the rest of the album as their heart rides up to the sunshine with songs like ‘Stuck On You’, down to the floods with the vocal harmonies of Say It’s title track, and even into the emotional wastelands outside herself with the song ‘Soldier’. “Say It” is twelve songs woven together in such a way that the only sound more beautiful might be that of a beating heart; it is an album that emotionally charged, an album that’s human.

In an age where everyone with a guitar and a story to tell is considered “the next rising star” Nicole Vaughn is in a completely different category all her own. She is a shooting star. The music you have wished for now coming true. She writes songs for the soul, songs from the heart– the heartbroken, the heartbreaker, the heart without hope, and the heart bursting with new joy. Gracefully bowing out of school to write an incredible record and pursue music full time, now fresh off a national tour in support of the Kind Campaign and their breakthrough documentary Finding Kind (which features a great deal of Nicole’s music), Nicole is now ready to let her music crash like the waves she grew up surfing and those of us left in the wake are all the better for it.
-Nick Macedo
HANK AND HER PONIES
HANK AND HER PONIES
Hank and her Ponies are a Southern Californian band, formerly a duo of Lauren Chanel Cobb and Ryan Bartholemy known as "Dead Flowers". The band has blossomed into what has become a six-piece collective of old souls delivering nostalgic tunes to your ears.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com