Three California-based acts will come together for an evening of roots rock at The Palms Playhouse on Friday, Feb. 8 when Willie Tea Taylor of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit joins up with headliners The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men following an opening set by Sam Chase. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $18 ($14 with student ID). According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men have developed a sound that has an easy rock vibe that’s actually hip.” Much of this Santa Cruz-based band’s sound can be traced to songwriters and brothers Jamie and Kellen Coffis’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight-ahead rock, which is in turn evidence of an upbringing spent listening to classic records from legends like Tom Petty, Neil Young and The Beatles. Founded in 2010, The Coffis Brothers & the Mountain Men play melodic, rootsy and heartfelt music that is rock and roll in the most classic sense. The band consists of Jamie Coffis (vocals, keyboard), Kellen Coffis (vocals, guitar), Kyle Poppen (lead guitar), Aidan Collins (bass) and Sam Kellerman on drums. The Coffis Brothers have released three albums, the most recent of which is “Roll with It.” Willy Tea Taylor, who will sit in with the Coffis Brothers, has the ability to sing about profound subjects in a simple way, making his songs a good place for listeners to lose themselves. Taylor made his Strawberry Music Festival main stage debut with his band the Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit in 2009. In 2015, he made his solo debut on the main stage, and has gone on to charm fans around the country. In addition to releases with The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, Taylor has released two solo albums, including “Knuckleball Prime.” Sam Chase will open the show. This San Francisco-based performer blends rock ‘n’ roll with folk while maintaining the sensibilities and attitudes that come from growing up on a healthy diet of punk rock. Chase is a natural storyteller with a voice that sounds as if it has weathered many an epic tale. Chase and his band, the Untraditionals, have won Best Band in SF Weekly’s Best of the Bay Readers Poll twice, and Chase is a three-time Best Singer-Songwriter winner in SF Bay Guardian’s Best Of The Bay Readers Poll. According to musician and songwriter Steve Poltz (The Rugburns, Jewel), Chase has “mischievous eyes and a booming voice. He’s a clever songsmith and a dazzling performer. He was born in the punk scene and raised on the back of Merle Haggard and John Prine and was given dollops of Woody Guthrie in his oatmeal.” Tickets are available at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite, and at the door if the show is not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com, coffisbrothers.com, willyteataylor.com and thesamchase.com. Listen to their song “You and Me” here.]]>
Coffis Brothers, Willie Tea Taylor, Sam Chase bring roots rock to The Palms on Friday, Feb. 8
Three California-based acts will come together for an evening of roots rock at The Palms Playhouse on Friday, Feb. 8 when Willie Tea Taylor of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit joins up with headliners The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men following an opening set by Sam Chase.