Additional performing and recording credits include:
Sam Page: New Riders of the Purple Sage, Elvin Bishop, Hot Frittatas.
Allegra Broughton: SoulJoy R'n'B Gospel Revue, Laughing Gravy, Wild Catahoulas.
Record Label: Globe Records, Mill Valley, CA www.globerecords.com (877)456-2301
Distribution: City Hall Records, San Rafael, CA, ph(415)457-9080 fax (415)457-0780
"We've been called everything from Americana to acoustic rock to folk-roots," says singer/ song-writer Allegra Broughton. If reviews of CD "Tailgates and Substitutes" are any indication, favorable comparisons are in order with 10,000 Maniacs, the We Five and Bonnie Raitt. Quite a spread, but all in a day's work to this band, whose love of American & British folk/rock spans many decades and styles. Press Democrat Arts Online
"Great Alterna-Country rockin' band from northern California...Broughton warbles like a bird in one breath and rocks hard when the material demands it", Bob Cianci, River Reporter, NY
"Soulfully incandescent vocals; an enormously gifted band", Chris Garcia, Press Democrat
"Somewhere between the We Five and 10,000 Maniacs", Bill Frater, freighttrainboogie.com.
"Built around the songwriting-singing duo of Allegra Broughton and Sam Page... breezes through sunny-day acoustic folk; rocks harder as a quartet, deepening the grooves & sharpening the bluesy edges. The crisply produced CD's 10 original songs stand up well, fitting into the same engaging alternative, country-tinged, folk-rock fold that embraces Lucinda Williams & Mare Winningham.", Derk Richardson, S.F.Bay Guardian Arts & Entertainment.
Press Release for "Local Color", released 2/22/05:
Local Color by Solid Air on Globe Records #GLO-032 -West Coast Americana/Folk-Rock
Allegra Broughton (vocals, acoustic guitars, songwriter)
Sam Page (vocals, acoustic bass, electric bass, EUB, electric 12-string guitar, baritone slide guitar, co-writer)
with a stellar cast of S.F. Bay Area luminaries and special guests Norton Buffalo, Nina Gerber, Vince Welnick and members of the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Ten great original songs plus Ticket to Ride (Beatles) and For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield) done with a fresh twist and mastered by George Horn, Fantasy Studios. Don't miss it!
Norton Buffalo - harmonica
Nina Gerber - acoustic guitar
Vince Welnick - keyboards, vocals
John R. Burr - piano, keyboards
Vic Carberry - drums
Kendrick Freeman - percussion
Harry Gale - guitar
Russ Gauthier - guitars, fiddle, mandolin
Dennis Hadley - accordian
Eddie Rooter- drums
John Salz - guitar
Gary Silva drums
Ethan Turner- drums
Gary Vogensen - guitar
P.O. Box 733 * Penngrove * CA * 94951*(707)778-1466
Check out the artist's website:
1. Local Color
2. I Have Had Enough
3. When We Kiss
6. Rockaway My Cares
7. Sticks and Stones
8. For What It's Worth (Stills)
10. Take A Message
11. Ramblin' Girl
12. Ticket to Ride (Lennon-McCartney)