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Spanspek Spotlight: Strange Vine

Good morning folks!  I hope your weekend was a restful one cause you're gonna need all your energy for Spanspek this Friday!  And if not, well then maybe just take a 30 minute nap or something between now and then.  NOT A MINUTE MORE.  Otherwise you'll just feel like crap again.  Trust me on this one guys.

But enough about the perfect nap, our last band spotlight for the year is about none other than Fresno blues rock band STRANGE VINE!
Here's a little bit about the duo, as told by Noise Pop writer Charles Swanson:

Descending from the Sierra Nevada mountains and now repping Fresno hard as granite, the blistering blues duo Strange Vine aren't just lighting the central valley up with their stomping sound, the band is exploding right now after a national tour that has brought them widespread attention. Think the Black Keys if they were willing to get a little mud on their boot, or Jack White under a heavy flannel and barking at the moon. Strange Vine is the combination of  Ian Blesse on drums and Rhodes piano, and guitarist Toby Cordova, armed with finger slides and cigar box six strings. Individually, each would be a powerhouse unto himself, but together, Strange Vine is an all out rollicking, crowd-pleasing force of nature.

Originally bonding over an obsession about obscure blues music, the two spared no time in building up an impressive array of heavy and swampy arrangements that harken back to simpler times, while gathering some trippy psychedelic elements into their largely organic Americana rock and Delta approved blues. This combination of inspired ingredients transforms Strange Vines analogue sound into something fresh and vibrant in its electric fury.

Even so, with all of this racous music theres still the fact that you've got to get people to hear it. Not a problem for Strange Vine, who have spent the better part of the past two years on the road, gear packed tight in a single car, and traversing up and down the west coast, over the plains, to Nashville and beyond. Sharing the stage with legends like BB King and contemporaries like Kurt Vile, Strange Vine are only adding to their unstoppable momentum and leaving in their wake an equally obsessed fan base.

This will be Strange Vine's second appearance at Spanspek and we're excited to have them back!  IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZAZING!

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