BOSTON, MA: Singer/songwriter Dan King will perform with David Brown, Dave Mattacks, and Wolf Ginandes for their Boston CD release party at Atwoods Tavern in Cambridge on Thursday, July 30. The band, also known as KBMG, will play in support of their latest studio album, Western Color. KBMG played most recently to a fantastic audience at the Berklee Performance Center and are pleased to be back in Boston.
Their first combined full-length studio effort, Western Color, overflows with wasted love, light, rumors, and castaways—a ragged journey of sound and story combining folk, rock, and roots influences. A highly anticipated album, Western Color evokes the tangled landscape of northern New England’s rugged working class, crashing waves and ultra violet sunsets; and is the culmination of efforts from some of the best artists in the area
Guitarist David Brown is resident of Gloucester, Mass. and is a guitar legend, known for his work with Billy Joel, Dr. John, and Simon and Garfunkel. Brown’s Dobro and electric guitar are staples of the album and each note serves the gravelly no-frills roots-rock vibe of Western Color.
Wolf Ginandes lives in Framingham, Mass. and is a bass veteran known around the Berklee campus, Boston, and beyond. Among others, he’s played with GE Smith and The Mohegan Sun All-Stars, and his purposeful sound and obvious joy are heard throughout the album.
Drummer Dave Mattacks started performing with big bands in the UK before he joined the influential folk/rock group Fairport Convention. In 2000, Mattacks emigrated to Boston, where he continues to enjoy a full career as both a musician and a producer, spanning live and studio work. Mattacks’s discography includes five CDs with Paul McCartney and various albums and tours with—among many others—Nick Drake, Brian Eno, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Jimmy Page, Cat Stevens, XTC, and Loudon Wainwright.
An accomplished musician, King has played all over New England and both coasts. Highlights include the Indie Music awards at the famous Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, along side Luke Temple at Arlene’s Grocery and the Knitting Factory in New York City as well as being in Whoopi Goldberg’s birthday Band jamming with Whoopi and Robin Williams at The Cutting Room also in NYC. He sites the moment Whoopi introduced him to Keith Richards and Ron Wood of the Stones backstage at Fenway Park as “the highlight of it all.” He has also worked with Tom Hambridge, Willie Alexander and Tony Goddess, to name just a few.
King believes Western Color is the “epitome of the sound we’ve been striving for, I can’t imagine being able to work with a better group of musicians.”
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