Friday, July 21, 2023
Clear Productions invites you to join us Friday, July 21st at Whirled Pies for an evening with Sam Blasucci and Dan Horne Band.
Tickets go on sale April 14th. Stay tuned for up to date information.
Headlining the evening: Sam Blasucci, best known as one half of the Southern California roots-rock duo Mapache, has recently released his debut solo record, Off My Stars. While writing the songs for this album, Blasucci found himself drawn towards a different instrument than his usual guitar – the piano. He spent his days exploring the piano and fell in love with it, leading him to write some of the most inspired songs of his career so far.
Blasucci’s new songs, such as “Turn Yourself Around” and “Sha La La,” had a Southern swing and classic songbook sparkle that didn’t quite fit with Mapache’s style. Realizing this, he teamed up with songwriter and producer Johnny Payne and recorded the album at Dan Horne’s Lone Palm Studio, where Mapache has both recorded and lived in the past.
Blasucci’s direction to Payne was straightforward: no pretense, no affect, no Mr. Cool. The album features stripped-down covers of well-known songs like Dido’s “Thank You” and The Cranberries’ “Linger,” showcasing his no-frills approach to music. “There was nothing ironic or gimmicky about wanting to do those,” Blasucci notes. “I just really, really love those songs.”
Overall, Off My Stars is a departure from Mapache’s sound, but it showcases Blasucci’s versatility and passion for music. The album is a mix of classic influences and Blasucci’s unique voice, creating a memorable and enjoyable listening experience.
Traveling with Sam and opening the evening is Dan Horne. A Los Angeles-based producer, player and all-around cosmic American troubadour. Dan Horne makes his solo recording debut with ‘The Motorcycle Song EP,’ a 4-track song cycle of original instrumentals and vintage boogie covers. Horne’s first release under his own name synthesizes his talents into a single, playful statement of sound and magic, recorded and performed entirely by him during the Great Quarantine of 2020.
Come enjoy a night of experiential and thoughtfully crafted melodies. Allow yourself to sink into the atmosphere and drift away in your mind as Sam Blasucci and Dan Horne Band guide you through a symphony of emotions.
Come show your love for live music by supporting our local venues and the well deserving artists that take the stage – Catch a show and spread the word alongside Clear Productions!