Dan King and KBMG (King, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks, Wolf Ginandes) will play the Dogbar in downtown Gloucester on Friday, October 15. KBMG welcomes guest artist Brandi Emma, who will play the first set of the evening.
ABOUT THE BAND: KBMG are a serious, thought provoking, veteran Folk Rock Band who’s members have recorded and performed with the most successful (critical and chart topping), names in rock, folk and country music, including: Paul McCartney, Fairport Convention, Simon and Garfunkel, George Harrison, Roseanne Cash, Julian Lennon, Billy Joel, Elton John, Richard Thompson, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Jethro Tull, and many more. Lead by timeless songwriter Dan King, KBMG generate a musical engine that can scream and purr with a dynamic range of song and lyric. These four gentlemen have seen the bars, coffeehouses, clubs, stadiums, fairs, top studio sessions and theaters over their extensive careers in the music business; they continue to be in-demand live and recording studio musicians today. Their recordings and live experiences have grown into a relationship that DM describes as “not just four great musicians playing together but a real band with a strong and moving sound.” (www.danielscottking.com)
DAVID BROWN (dobro, electric guitar): David Brown’s ten-year stint in the 80s during Billy Joel’s heyday brought him round the globe many times over, a wall of gold and platinum and the experience of being in the top Billboard recording group for the decade.
DAVE MATTACKS (drums): Dave Mattacks has a discography that reads like a who’s who of folk, rock and pop. DM continues to enjoy accolades with Fairport Convention (Fairport’s Liege and Lief voted greatest folk rock album ever), which only solidifies his already legendary status. He also continues to tour currently in the drum seat with Roseanne Cash and many others.
WOLF GINANDES (bass): It’s safe to say that bassist Wolf Ginandes’ status around Boston has been elevated to Guru. Ginandes is the master of groove and feel for KBMG. With a deep knowledge of how things work, Ginandes is also an expert guitar and bass maker, and restorer with over 20 years experience at the Berklee Musical Instruments service center.
DAN KING(singer/songwriter, guitar): Bringing all this talent together is master singer/songwriter Dan King, who became friends with these legendary, professional musicians after working with them on his many solo and live albums. The chemistry worked and King’s songs won their hearts. They saw his music as something special and worth standing behind as personified in their latest release, Western Color.
SPECIAL GUEST, BRANDI EMMA (singer/songwriter): Originally from Massachusetts, Emma now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and is touring in support of her forthcoming EP Photographic Memory (brandiemma.com). Jason Lent had this to say about Emma’s music: “Minimal arrangements adorn the songs…[and] Emma’s voice has the power to still a chatty coffee shop and enough depth to color the emotional spectrum. ‘Every day is right as rain/until you come home drunk again’ sets the mood on ‘Let It Go’ and Emma’s voice edges close to breaking as she sorts out her heart.“
Dogbar • Friday, October 15 • 9pm • 65 Main St • Gloucester, MA • free • www.dogbarcapeann.com
cartoon of KBMG by Bob Nilson, Portsmouth, NH
photo of KBMG at the Marblehead Arts Festival, July 2010
photo of Brandi Emma