Description: Some Americana, folk-rock, jam sandwich for your face.
Singer-songwriter Aaron White and veteran L.A. drummer Alejandra Arellano create a foot-stomping Americana sound with a punk rock edge. The songs are characterized by their energetic rhythms, making for a memorable acoustic set.
Connect with Aaron & Alejandra on Twitter and Facebook for updates on shows and news on their up-and-coming LP. Hear Aaron White's 2008 full-length album, Delicious Death of an Ohio Honey Hunter on Spotify and Rdio or purchase on iTunes and Amazon.
“All Your Stories” is the debut album from Southern California’s Barley Legal. Recorded in the span of a couple months in early 2010 at John Baffa’s TV Tray Studios in Simi Valley, the album captures the feel and flavor of California’s South Bay unlike any other recording. Barley Legal opted to go “old school” with their debut, recording most of the album live in the studio to analog tape, with very few overdubs. The result is an earthiness that reminds the listener of those old LP’s from the 1970’s. Compared to acts such as Tom Petty, Wilco, and the E Street Band, Barley Legal manages to come off sounding completely new and fresh, while reaching back a few years for its influence. The three singers share an uncanny knack for harmony, evoking the sound of the Everly Brothers or Simon & Garfunkel. The rest of the band is filled out by acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, trumpet, saxophone, bass, and drums. And on a few songs, the boys are helped out by a string quartet. The album was produced by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Nate LaPointe, and was mastered By Evren Goknar at Capital Records in Hollywood. HISTORY OF THE BAND Barley Legal formed in 2009 at the house of Jason Carver in sunny Southern California. Following an afternoon of BBQ & Brew, a guitar made its way into the hands of the songwriter and, as if naturally, master vocalist Brent Reger began singing along with gloriously melodic styling to the strums of his long time friend. Humbled, Jason suggested a local showcase to his friend, and Barley Legal was born. To prepare for the upcoming, and now infamous, June 13th show at Suzy’s Bar N’ Grill in Hermosa Beach, the duo recruited South Bay Drummer Chris Shea and Philly Keyboardist Mike Morano to round out the band’s early lineup. As fate would have it, the band landed a Sunday afternoon residency at On The Rocks in Redondo Beach, where they would not only hone that classic BL sound, but find themselves a bass player as well. Jay Constable, an accomplished singer/songwriter, was one of the many talented local musicians who occasionally stopped by to jam with the band. In a matter of weeks, Jay came aboard to form what is now known as “The Original Five.” The band picked up steam around the South Bay, and to the delight of an ever growing fan base of Legalites, they were on their way. A recent poll showed that 9 out of 10 listeners preferred Barley Legal over other major bands.
Born and raised in the blue collar Mississippi River communities of Western Wisconsin, Nick Shattuck adapted a bare bones, blues influenced honesty in his singing and songwriting from the start. Relocating to Southern California in the fall of 2011 with a bag full of folk/soul songs that liken him to a pleasant combination of Ray LaMontagne and John Mayer, Nick has quickly made a name for himself in the cut throat singer/songwriter community of L.A. With his new EP, "Up Late, Dreaming" in hand, Nick has spent the last year building his rapidly growing fan base while supporting such talented acts as Eddie Money, Meiko, Tyler Hilton, Mark Ballas, and Josh Krajik. While he now calls Southern California home, Nick continues to use his inspiration from the Midwest to write songs from the soul, intimate and often emotional depictions of his day to day encounters and experiences.