Tom Gramlich pulls double obligation on the Cinema Bar

(Josh Goldstein)

On Friday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. after which on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m., the Cinema Bar will host units from Americana musician Tom Gramlich – with Jed’s Useless on Friday, and Reside Endlessly on Sunday. Gramlich spoke with the Information about his profession to this point, and what we are able to anticipate from these reveals…

When did the band kind and when did it get severe?

I’ve at all times had songs in my head. I’m a self taught string instrument participant, although meaning I realized sufficient to need to study extra concerning the mysteries of music concept, however then you’ve gotten ‘the blues’ and it’s a lot about expression. I might sit on the ground whereas my brother performed his information – little did I do know I used to be enjoying recordings that includes the best session gamers round: Larry Carlton, Jay Graydon, Robben Ford, Lee Rittenour and so forth. Even John Denver’s band had nice gamers! Some years in the past I used to be invited to co host an ‘open mic’ right here in Los Angeles, the place myself and my co host would play a number of units, so I made a decision that might be a very good format to current my very own songwriting. I nonetheless embody these songs in performances. The songs have some fascinating accompaniment and significant lyrics – they should say ‘something’ for individuals to seize on to. My Dad was an L.A. firefighter for 30yrs. He would say, “put that guitar down & learn how to do something.” However then he’d present up if I performed someplace and say, “Sounded pretty good!”


Describe your sound…

I’m skilled in lots of genres of music, blues, flatpicking nation, soul, rock, pop, and so forth. I felt in obligatory to have the ability to play quite a lot of kinds together with slide guitar, and it’s paid off, Particularly when working with many alternative artists. For my very own band, I got here up with a reputation ‘Electric Flatpicking’, very very like choosing acoustic type but with electrical guitars. It’s very expressive.

What are your profession highlights to this point…


The highlights are many. I used to be a co founding father of a profit sequence in Los Angeles name ‘Grassroots Acoustica’, and one present we did for Kids’s Hospital in L.A. was a Nicolette Larson night time. In walked Andrew Gold who performed with and produced Linda Ronstadt. Andrew got here as much as me after my set and stated, “I want to play through what you were playing through!” Additionally amongst many nice moments was when Doc Watson shook my hand on the entrance door of McCabes Guitar store in Santa Monica. Enjoying good materials properly, and dealing properly with every participant, is excessive on any checklist for me.

Have you ever carried out on the Cinema Bar earlier than?


I’ve performed the Cinema Bar for a number of years. The group and help among the many patrons and musicians is an efficient factor. There may be help for one another, that may be very worthwhile. I’ve labored quite a bit as a sideman for a very good whereas and lately was thrilled play on an album mission that includes Greg Leisz (Clapton, Jackson Browne and so forth) & Sebastian Steinberg (Jackson Browne, Don Heffington and so forth) for a quickly to be launched album by stellar vocalist/guitarist/songwrite Kriss Mild, recorded on the Carriage Home in Silverlake by Grasp Engineer Sheldon Gomberg. Three of my favourite gamers – Steve Mugalian, drums, Gregory Boaz, bass & Rick Holmstrom – are Cinema Bar regulars and are presently backing Mavis Staples. I at all times need anybody coming into the Cinema Bar to be glad they had been there as a result of all of us need to ‘bring it’ and current one of the best.

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