Anthony Presti and the Tusslers

HopMonk Sebastopol presents

Anthony Presti and the Tusslers

John Courage trio

Friday, February 3, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:45 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA

$10.00 - $15.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Anthony Presti and the Tusslers
Anthony Presti and the Tusslers
Anthony Presti grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, inspired by an evolving and engaging grunge scene. In his teenage years, he moved to Sonoma County and played in a rock band covering Nirvana songs until they started writing their own material. After several tours and albums, the band broke up and Presti rediscovered his affinity for acoustic guitar. Presti later embarked on a three month backpacking adventure in Europe and returned with immense inspiration. He moved to San Francisco to pursue writing acoustic music and has since played countless shows as a duo and trio, and put together a full band including keyboardist Michael Miller (Charlie Musselwhite), drummer John Russell (Yonat Miller), lead guitarist Shaun David (The Lost) and singer Leah Van Dyke (Brothers of Siren). He has played the Fillmore Poster Room, Lagunitas Brewery, Napa City Winery, The Phoenix Theater and the historic Hotel Utah.
John Courage trio
John Courage trio
A distillation of wide ranging influences led to the material that became “GEMS”. The production ranges from sublime psychedelic sweeps, guitars disguised as synthesizers and mercenaries, bass lines that dwell and propel, and a dry drum smack that boogies to the backbeat of vintage soul, 90’s hip hop and trashy drum machine funk. The vocals wind tales through double stick melodies, with an unique commentary on Northern California’s underground industry. Ethereal synths, pianos and spooky loops frame the outer edges, while concert toms turn the beat back over on top of itself. Background vocals that sweep in layers play foil to plinky funk guitar lines that Quincy Jones may have prescribed.
A decade of personal preparation and study went into the making of our latest collection of work, our favorite work, and now we present something for this year and the next and the next. “GEMS”, by John Courage & The Great Plains, available online in June 2013.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/