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05/25/19 - 7PM - Bay Station
Hotel RL Olympia
Bay Station | Other Desert Cities Tour | Original Acoustic Americana Music
Bay Station Band finds California-based songwriter/musicians Kwame Copeland (KC) and Deborah Crooks (DC) combining their talents and enlisting the help of several musical compadres to create a diverse form of Americana and rock music. In 2014 under their former name KCDC they released Your Own Reaction; a 10-song collection of Americana and rock drawing on their literary chops and post-punk and twang tendencies. Their follow-up recording, Go Out and Make Some is a true melting pot of Americana, blues, jazz and rock and roll, with songs about love, lust, sandy beaches, dusty roads, wandering holy men, wolf birds and more.
For their third studio recording Other Desert Cities (April 27, 2018), Bay Station sought inspiration amid the stark, natural beauty of the Mojave Desert. While their first two releases, Your Own Reaction (2014 under their former name, KCDC) and Go Out and Make Some (2016) reflected the coastal landscape of their home in Alameda, California, the 10 songs on Other Desert Cities were written by Bay Station co-founders Deborah Crooks and Kwame Copeland during several week-long writing retreats in Joshua Tree. Their experiences and impressions of the desert town adjacent to its namesake National Park inform the recording, which details the strange, poetic, and distinctly American stories of desert denizens, both animal and human.