Monday, February 8, 2016

Celebrating David Bowie Tonight at The Roxy

I'm proud (and also a lil bit nervous) to be performing a song tonight at the sold out Roxy Theatre for this event Celebrating David Bowie with lots of his long time band mates, movie star celebrities, musical heroes of mine and great friends. 
Rehearsal was amazing last night!

As I mentioned before, the show is sold out, but you can live stream it here starting at 8pm PST!

Here are some of the players involved...

w/Scrote, Tim Lefebvre, Lyle Workman, Eric Schermerhorn, The Section Quartet, David Ryan Harris, Holly Palmer, Joe Sumner, Carina Round, Dorian Holley, Joel Shearer, Blair Sinta, Gary Novak, Nayanna Holley, Paul Bushnell, Jebin Bruni, Zac Rae, Ron Dziubla, John Gold, Paul Chesne, John Beasley, Louis Cole, Brett Hool, Jordan Katz, Josh Smith, Scott Bennett, Adam Zimmon, Mahsa Zargaran, Jeremy Little, Matt Rohde, Joshua Lopez, Dave Ralicke, James King, Jeff Babko, Brett Farkas, Jonathan Clark, Rob Shirakbari, Princess Frank, Celia Chavez, Kat Dyson, Mike Klooster, Jamila Ford, Dave Schulz, Alex Painter, Abe Rounds, Rachel Eckroth, Chris Bautista, Davey Chegwidden, Genevieve Bahama, Marcus Wolf, Simon Petty, Emily Zuzik, Michael Jerome, Paul Jensen, and others to be announced soon.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Record release tour of LA continues... Tuesday Night in Hollywood : Thursday Night in Santa Monica

Tuesday January 2nd
Boardner's, 1652 N Cherokee Ave. 90028
We play 2 sets. 
And 11:15-close
Playing in between our sets is our good friends Pacific Radio formerly known as Bird Dog

& also back at our old haunt
Thursday, January 4th
Basement Tavern,  2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
9pm to close
Full Band.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

CD Release Party this Saturday at the Townhouse in Venice -- Early Show!

Saturday January 30th,
Townhouse & the Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave. Venice, CA 90291 
Lacey Kay Cowden 8pm
PCB: 9pm

We'll be selling copies of our new record and playing selections from it along with celebrating the whole PCB catalog.

Bass: Jason Chesney
Guitar: Stephen Tegel
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Drums: Rich Berardi

Friday, January 22, 2016

This Saturday at Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Company Westlake Village : Next is the big Saturday Album Release In Venice

Saturday, January 23rd
Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Company Westlake Village, 30770 Russell Ranch Rd. 91362
We play from 8-11:30.

Next Saturday is our big album release show with Lacey Kay Cowden
Saturday, January 30th
Townhouse & the Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave. Venice, CA 90291 
PCB 9:30pm
Lacey Kay Cowden 8:30pm

There will be CD's. There will be mirth!


Friday, January 15, 2016

Tonight In Downtown LA at Oddville

PCB is back in action tonight.

Friday, January 15th
Oddville. a creative space: 734 S Main St. 90014
We play from 10:30 until whenever we want.
Cover charge is nothing or whatever you want.
We can basically do whatever we all want. It's a party.
There is parking is across the street.

There will be booze. There will be fun. There will be cake.

Photos from our last show at Pappy & Harriet's on January 1st nicked from Katie Stratton:

Friday, January 8, 2016

New Album: Heartache & Sin

My new tunes...
About 8 months ago the great David Roe Rorick showed up at one of our shows in LA, and during the set break he said, "You gotta come down to Nashville to my studio and we'll make a record on you."
I’ve known Dave for over a decade since he was in Dwight Yoakam’s band with Mitch Marine and Keith Gattis. They all played on my first record Wet Dog Man. Dave also played with Johnny Cash for about 14 years or so.
Anyway, I’ve never been to Nashville before and I was pretty excited for this opportunity of a lifetime.
The plan was he was gonna put a band together for me and I would send him demos and he’d make charts and we’d hunker down in his studio for a few days and pound these puppies out.
Long story short, I went to Nashville on November 15th and left on November 22nd with a full 12 song mixed album on a hard drive in my suitcase.
Special thanks to the players on these particular tunes... 
Bass, upright bass and background vocals: Dave Roe 
Electric and acoustic guitars: Kenny Vaughan
Keyboards: Micah Hulscher
Pedal Steel: Steve Hinson
Banjo and mandolin: James Pennebaker 
Acoustic guitar and vocals: Paul Chesne 
All songs written by Paul Chesne except: 
“I Would Prefer To Focus On Your Flaws” written by Celia Chavez & Paul Chesne 
“Takin’ Pills With George Jones” written by Dutch Suoninen & Paul Chesne 
Album design by Frank Palmer with font design by Matt Ellis 
Cover photo by Mike Windle 
All other photos by Stephen Albanese 
Special thanks to the steadfast PCB members back in LA: 
Jon Niemann, Josh Norton, Rich Berardi, Jason Chesney, Eric Suoninen & Stephen Tegel and all y'all.
We're fixin' to have a proper album release here in a couple weeks.
But in the meantime, click on the link and turn it up loud.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Greetings from Nashville : Harvard & Stone this Sunday

I spent a week in Nashville recording a new collection of songs with some great session players including:
Kenny Vaughan: Guitar
Dave Roe: Bass
Micah Kulscher: Keyboards
Steve Hinson: Pedal Steel and Lap Steel
James Pennebaker: Mandolin & Banjo
Jerry Roe: Drums

Got to hang out with some old friends from LA, and do some touristy stuff too. Got awed by the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Spent a few hours drinking at Robert's Western World.
It was a great week. Can't wait to share the new music with you very soon!

Now I'm back and we are back in business at Harvard & Stone this Sunday night with DJ Short Shorts aka Delta Dawns...

Sunday December 6th,
Harvard & Stone. 5221 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
9:30-Midnight. PCB
It's a country night with DJ Short Shorts playing outlaw 70's vinyl.
This week the band will include:
Jon Niemann: Keyboards
Josh Norton: Guitar
Mitch Marine: Drums
Jason Chesney: Bass

Photo from the Mindlin wedding by Natalie Woodrum

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