GP Presents Spirit Hustler July 29 in San Francisco – Win Tickets

Bay Area rockers Spirit Hustler put a modern spin on classic rock, with a string brigade that mixes the wide, open-chord acoustic keys played by Frets editor Jimmy Leslie with laser tracks with the courtesy of slide ace Jules Leyhe and mandolin highlights by James Nash (the Flashbacks).

Steven La Bella, meanwhile, brings funk-inspired bass to the picture, with dynamic drumming from Adam Brière (New School of Jazz) rounding out the band’s sound.

Leslie revealed information about the recording of Spirit Hustler’s debut album via his Frets Learn columns on writing and recording acoustic rock in the June, July and August issues. Each column contains a video tutorial, with the last focusing on the “slap fingering” technique.

Spirit Hustler recently played a North Bay album release party at Bob Weir’s Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, the video of which you can watch below.

For the album release celebration in San Francisco on July 29, special guests include funk rocker Pamela Parker and keyboardist/guitarist Alex Jordan (Midnight North).

Jordan helped facilitate generaliston the Grateful Guitars Foundation and participated in a session at the Lucky Recording Company with Jerry Garcia’s “Alligator” Stratocaster and Martin’s “Jerry’s Herringbone” dreadnought. The story will be accompanied by a new version of “Friend of the Devil” which also features Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends), Leslie and Leyhe.

The Silk Road Truckers – winners of the Haight Street Fair Battle of the Bands in 2017 – will open the show.

Join Spirit Hustler and company at the Chapel for an existential evening in the heart of San Francisco. Get your tickets here (opens in a new tab) now.

Win tickets

Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see generalist Introduces Spirit Hustler, email [email protected] with “Spirit Hustler” in the subject line and just include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Telephone contact is very appreciated for confirmation.

The winner must provide their own transportation to the chapel in San Francisco, CA on Friday, July 29, and have their own accommodation in the Bay Area.

Here is the COVID info of the place (opens in a new tab). Good luck!

Event details

generalist Features Spirit Hustler and Silk Road Truckers

friday july 29
777 Valencia Street San Francisco, California
7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show
Free generalist magazines, Martin strings

To buy tickets here (opens in a new tab).

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