“Back when I was young and trying to fit in with the cool kids at my high school, I thought being edgy and mysterious would lead me down the path to stardom. My ma, bless her heart, took me down to the local craft store and I bought some patches, a sewing kit and puffy paint. On our way home, I saw a guitar lying next to an old mattress and other discarded house-type items. I fell in love that day and never looked back. I brought that guitar to school for the rest of the semester. Never learned to play, no one ever paid attention to me and I sure as hell never got cool, but hot damn a baby was born outta me and I think I’m callin’ it Bear Call.”
LaTour are an intoxicating musical family who bring delicious harmonies, heavy synth bass, 808 drums, Low Rider soul sounds; bridging acoustic, analog, and electronic grooves with traditional rhythms, and New Orleans Creole funk to create a fresh boogaloo flavor. As musicians, dancers, and singers, LaTour find passion in stripping down and demystifying the Afro-clave rhythm which permeates American music creating that universal groove that makes it all so funky. Heavily influenced by soul heroes like James Brown, Zapp and Roger, Shuggie Otis, Switch, Prince, Leon Sylvers III and the DeBarge family as well as traditional Afro-Cuban music and Boogaloo giants like Joe Cuba and Joe Bataan, LaTour seeks to honor the masters of the land of clave soul by creating sweet, sticky, undeniable songs that feel good and fine. They deliver heavy bass, intricate percussion, vulnerable and beautiful vocals and unpasteurized love and good vibrations.
Pregnant is the musical pipe works of once described hillbilly savant Daniel Trudeau, an intriguing producer, visual artist, musician, and father hailing from the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. Pairing a sweet vocal style reminiscent of Neil Young with a swelling collage of electronics, foot pedals, guitars and even saxophone, Pregnant’s whimsical and DIY vibes are dream-worthy. Raising a family in Placerville, CA brings inspiration to the all aspects of his music, as the lyrics and instrumentation work together to capture a feeling of modern isolation, personal struggle, and self-discovery. After a rapid succession of limited edition releases that helped refine and perfect his sound, Pregnant's Mush debut, Life Hard : I Try fulfills the promise of his earlier work without losing any of the risk-taking genre mixing that makes his music so unique. Pregnant's willingness to combine traditional songwriting, pure vocals, and warped experimentation mark him as an act to watch.
The Starlet Room
2708 J Street
Sacramento CA, 95816