OC Weekly's Fresh Toast
Saturday, February 27, 2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Newport Dunes
1131 Back Bay Dr.

Newport Beach, CA

Photo credit: Dori Savino Lawrence

Reminiscent of artists such as Ryan Adams, Amos Lee, and Brett Dennen, David Rosales shakes things up on his sophomore solo EP, Along the Way, with a broad sonic palate rooted in American country, folk & blues.

Along the Way, was recorded with the help of NightOwl Recorders’ producing partners, musicians and friends, Matt Grundy & Paul Clark (Donavon Frankenreiter).

The EP begins with the first single, "Too Young to Know Better." With a serene, dream-folk vibe and a touch of country, the track swings into the EP's uptempo and sun-soaked second single "Slice of Heaven," featuring an infectious, fun-loving pop hook. Building momentum over the course of Along the Way's eclectic array of 7 seamless tracks, Rosales wraps-up the EP by showing his teeth in the gritty blues-driven third single, "Crashing Down."

Rosales has been on a whirlwind of tour dates since the release of Along the Way on June 17th, 2014, highlighted by stops at Del Mar's inaugural Kaaboo Festival with Ben Harper, White Buffalo, The Killers; Toronto's NXNE Festival; Austin's SW Regional Folk Alliance and performances with indie-folk darling, Sea Wolf; Grammy-winning bluegrass gents, Steep Canyon Rangers; americana roots artists, Rhett Miller/Old 97's + Ray Wylie Hubbard; and surf folk rockers Donavon Frankenreiter + Tom Curren. Behind a national college radio campaign, Rosales was on the road throughout much of 2014 and 2015 amassing over 350 performances throughout North America.

Rosales is currently recording his debut full length album in a log cabin nestled amongst the Pines and Joshua trees of the San Gabriel mountain foothills.

Lauren Black is an indie folk/pop singer/songwriter originally from Phoenix, AZ. She is currently living and working as a full time musician in Orange County and Los Angeles California, and is a very active in the local music community. You can catch her playing weekly residencies at exclusive coastal resorts such as La Casa Del Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach, and various popular OC restaurants such as Eqeko Peruvian Tapas. In addition to her weekly residencies, Black frequently performs as an entertainment vendor for Fortune 500 companies such as The Irvine Company, and national corporate functions.

In the fall of 2014, Lauren released her first original and ironically titled EP "Nineteen." For the past 12 months she has been in the studio with Royal Fire Music Group working on new music which is currently in post production and set to be independently released in Q4 of 2015. There are no better words to describe her, than a 20-year-old timeless beauty with an original and unique sound and style that captivates audiences of all generations.

Casey & Katie
This duo isn't just two talented musicians, but also recently married. Casey Sullivan, vocalist and guitarist for the popular Orange County reggae band, Seedless, and his new wife Katie, who is a vocalist and guitarist for the bluegrass and blues band, The Outriders — are taking their own acoustic act out of their living room and sharing it with us for a special performance at Fresh Toast.