Dirtwire with Gabby La La

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The Mystic Theatre

23 Petaluma Blvd. N.

Petaluma, CA 94952

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Dirtwire live at the Mystic Theatre

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DIRTWIRE

Dirtwire finds themselves in Tokyo’s bluegrass venues, New York house clubs, and at the Red Rocks outdoor amphitheater in Colorado. They perform on pirate ships in Bali, desert festivals in the Australian outback, and dragon-sized art cars in Black Rock City, clad in caballero costumes to honor the history of their home state of California. From the west coast of the U.S. to far-flung destinations all over the world, these troubadours are welcomed for speaking the most unifying language there is: music.

Evan Fraser, David Satori, and Mark Reveley met at the California Institute of the Arts, where they each studied music traditions from around the world. Independently and together, they have since traveled to nearly every continent on musical missions of the most adventurous kind. From the favelas of Brazil to the holy Ganges in India, from Fela Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos to shamanic Maribou ceremonies in Guinea, From Native Reservations in the Southwest to the streets of New Orleans, the members of Dirtwire have gained their understanding of the sounds of the world by exploring it.

An important part of this journey has been acknowledging and honoring the traditions of indigenous populations, working to raise awareness about the challenges they face, and calling attention to their musical traditions and how the band has incorporated and drawn influence from them. Collaborations towards this end have included Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar’s last musical recording, Mamadou Diabaté, the Grammy-winning Malian kora player, Vieux Farka Toure the legendary Malian guitarist, and Robert Yuldashev, Russia’s celebrated kurai flute virtuoso.

The spirit of their musical journey is best expressed in their live show, Where every set is a magician’s surprise show, an invitation to experience instruments that are often heard only as samples in electronic music and to celebrate the art of the instrument, not just the sound you can record from it. Future revival, swamptronica, spaghetti-step, electro-twang — whatever you want to call Dirtwire’s music, what matters is that you can dance to it, as sure as a lizard dances in the desert. At a Dirtwire show you can be guaranteed to hear and see a wide range of instruments being played and woven into an electronic music context, including melodicas, guitarjo, electric space fiddle, drums, jaw harps, vocals, harmonica, jaw harp, melodica, overtone flutes, kamale ngoni, kalimba, toy megaphone, percussion, whamola, resonator guitar, fujara, ukulele, and Siberian ghostcatcher mouthbow.

GABBY LA LA

Gabby La La is a musician and songwriter who studied Sitar and Voice under Maestro Ali Akbar Khan for over 10 years. She earned a BFA in Sitar Performance from The California Institute of the Arts in 2001 and has since performed and recorded internationally both under her own name and with notable artists including Les Claypool, P Funk, Bernie Worrell, Prince Paul, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, and The Coup. La La's ASMR video, "Candy Sandwich" was recently named "Funniest Video" at SPLIFF Film Festival (2019 ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La)

La La has released several recordings with her band Snow Angel, 2 full length albums under her own name, and is set to release another album in 2020 produced by Hil Jaeger. This album will feature songs inspired by her emotional sound healing concept, Black Rainbow.

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