LUMBERYARD is a "good-time, foot stompin' classic rock. funk. soul. techno dance band." The name came courtesy of the late, great Jeff Slingerland. The word LUMBERYARD seemed to be earthy yet not dirty, obtuse yet still reaky of clarity, appealing without being repulsive and lastly; visually stimulating. Men think of building workshops and women think of knotty pine. Somehow it works...


The music itself flows from the "great fountain of musical gestation" era, imho, 1965-1975, plus some 80s-90s thrown in for a good, slightly salty flavor. Here can be found many of the musical building blocks/primordial stew, if you will, of the pop/rock/blues/funk/spoken word disco/temporal formats that constitute our song list. It harkens back to the day when an orange haired person wearing a powder blue leisure suit on trumpet could "jam" (to improvise over a designated chord structure and/or sometimes just one chord) with a leather clad 18th Century Dandy on swizzle stick not to mention the platform shoe wearing bassist in a green neon nurse's uniform. Difficult to imagine in this uptight Twittery Facebook Googley Internet Webs World (sic) modern day world!




 

Dave McCullough, Tom Fleming, Jim Bogios, Dan DeShara (photo:matt rubenstein)

Dallimonti's Pleasant Hill

5/10/14

9:30-1pm

Main St Brewery in Pleasanton

5/30/14

9-12pm

Vinnie's in Concord

6/06/14

9-1pm

The Rellik in Benicia

06/07/14

9-1pm

The Roundup Saloon Lafayette

06/27/14

9-1

Blues and Brews Fest
Pleasant Hill Park @ Gregory
7/18/14 7-9
Todos Santos Park Concord

8/05/14

7-8pm FREE

Main St Brewery in Pleasanton

8/22/14

9-12pm

Vinnie's In Concord

08/29/14

9-1

San Bruno TBA

09/19/14

6-8pm

Main St Brewery in Pleasanton

9/26/14

9-12pm

Main St Brewery in Pleasanton

12/12/14

9-12pm