Grand Ole Echo - Sarah Gayle Meech

The Echo & Grand Ole Echo Present

Grand Ole Echo - Sarah Gayle Meech

Lydia Luce, Mister Paradise, Jerry and the Rest

Sun May 6, 2018

3:00 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

This event is all ages

Free before 5PM, $5 after 5PM

Grand Ole Echo
Grand Ole Echo
"THE STONED, STEELY SOUNDS OF '70S COUNTRY MUSIC LIVE ON IN ECHO PARK — ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS, AT LEAST. BREEZY AND BOOZY VIBES ABOUND AT THE ECHO EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM SPRING TO FALL AT GRAND OLE ECHO, AN OPEN-ENDED COUNTRY SHOWCASE THAT FEATURES ALL MANNER OF BUZZED OUTLAWS AND COUNTRY-FRIED SONGWRITERS BUT ZEROES IN ON THE HAZY DAYS OF WILLIE AND WAYLON AND RONSTADT. THE PARTY TAKES ADVANTAGE OF BOTH THE ECHO'S MAIN PERFORMANCE SPACE AND ITS SUNNY BACK PATIO, WHERE RAY'S BACK PATIO BBQ SERVES UP SLOW-ROASTED PORK ON A WHITE HAMBURGER BUN FOR $6 A POP. KIDS ARE WELCOME AND RUN FREE WITH JOYOUS ABANDON; HANDSOME YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN LOUNGE AROUND WITH CANS OF BUD; VINTAGE WESTERN SHIRTS AND COWBOY BOOTS HANG FOR SALE ON RACKS BY THE SIDE OF THE STAGE. IT'S THE MUSIC, THOUGH, THAT KEEPS FANS COMING BACK EVERY WEEK, WITH HOT-SHOT LOCAL ACTS SUCH AS COUNTRY-FRIED ROCKER ELIJAH OCEAN AND THE FLAWLESS BLUEGRASS HARMONIES OF DEAR LEMON TREES SHARING THE STAGE WITH TOURING AMERICANA ACTS. CAN'T-MISS SPECIAL TRIBUTES, LIKE THOSE DEDICATED TO MERLE HAGGARD AND TOWNES VAN ZANDT EARLIER THIS YEAR, BRING OUT SCORES OF L.A.'S FINEST ROOTS SINGERS AND MUSICIANS. IF YOU SQUINT HARD ENOUGH, YOU COULD MISTAKE THE WHOLE AFFAIR FOR A NASHVILLE HOUSE PARTY CIRCA 1978".- CHRIS KISSEL , LA WEEKLY

"That's just one example of the type of collaborations in store at the Grand Ole Echo, whose definition of Americana is much more wide-ranging and diverse than its Nashville namesake, booking everything from southern rock to psychedelic alt-country to bluegrass to old fashioned honkytonk." - Jonathan Bernstein, American Songwriter

The Echo Park crowd knock back longnecks and listen to bands that can include (former) local fixture, Mike Stinson,or former members of the Blasters. Members of Wilco, and The Black Crowes have been known to show up and even take the stage.” - Los Angeles Magazine

“Sunday afternoons, put a kick in God’s day with the Grand Ole Echo, a downhome celebration with three live bands plus and old-timey jam and bbq on the back patio.” - The Pasadena Weekly
Sarah Gayle Meech
Sarah Gayle Meech
Nashville based country artist, Sarah Gayle Meech is blazing a trail of her own, one that the founding fathers of Country Music would have been proud of. Having lived in Tennessee for
only five years she successfully blends the city’s nature, spirit and seasons into a beautifully unforgiving soundscape. Drawing inspiration and hailing from Longview, Washington, she was surrounded by evergreens, small towns and people
with grit, themes that surface often in her songwriting. After moving to Los Angeles for ten years she honed her writing skills and decided to put down roots in Nashville. Her first album, One Good Thing, (released August 2012 ) was well received by
fans and critics. SavingCountryMusic.com said “One Good Thing is country through and through, piercing the breastplate of honky tonk with an adrenaline shot right to its heart.” Since that release she began residencies at the famed Robert’s Western World and Layla’s Bluegrass Inn. Her reputation and
musician network grew, working with high caliber players like Kenny Vaughan and Chris Scruggs, to name a few.
Her latest album Tennessee Love Song (available March 31) was produced by Meech and Andy Gibson (known for being Hank Williams III steel and dobro player), who also plays on the album. Sarah Gayle explores themes of love, heartache, loss and loneliness, achieving a perfect balance that truly exemplifies
her character. Meech says she drew inspiration from personal experiences, Southern Gothic literature, and “…all the crazy weather and beautiful landscapes in Tennessee.” She comments on Tennessee Love Song, “I made it exactly how I
wanted to. I had a vision, and was able to bring it to life. I wrote every song, coproduced it, and handpicked the players." She says that she was always intrigued by Tennessee’s history and spiritual energy, with her musical influences being
. . . literally, all over the place! At the time I was listening to a lot of Glenn Campbell, Carole King, Don Williams, Faces, Merle Haggard, Neko Case, Johnny Lee, Dawes, Aretha
Franklin, Tammy Wynette…too many to name. I love and am inspired by so many different artists.”

As her popularity rises, so do her achievements. She has a song and performance featured on the new season on ABC’s Nashville, frequent airplay on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, songs featured on hit FX TV series Justified, is nominated for a
Best Outlaw Female Ameripolitan Award, and is soon to play alongside Merle Haggard at the first annual Ink n Iron convention in Nashville this summer. Tennessee
Love Song will release worldwide on March 31st, 2015. For more information and tour dates, visit http://sarahgaylemeech.com/
Mister Paradise
Mister Paradise
California-based country band.

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