Thursday Live at the Odd Fellows Hall

Updated October 28, 2019

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The Davis Odd Fellows Thursday Live! show on November 7th features singer songwriter Justin Farren and alternative country band The Nickel Slots. The Odd Fellows invite the community to come to the hall and enjoy an evening of music.

The Odd Fellows Hall is located at 415 2nd Street in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7 P.M. The show starts at 7:30. All ages are welcome.

Thursday Live! shows are free but donations are encouraged. All donations support the musicians.

The Nickel Slots take you on a journey through hard times and desperation that always carries hope that better things are just around the corner. With influence from early roots Americana music as well as a touch of rebellious ’70s punk, They draw the line that connects Johnny Cash to The Clash. From the sentimental folk tune to the foot-stomping, raucous sing-along.The band has carved against the grain to create something truly vibrant. They have toured four times in Europe including headlining a night at The Green Escape music festival in France in 2018, and in March 2015 shared the stage with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at their concert at Sleep Train Arena. Their debut music video for “The Devil’s Chain Gang” won Best US Music Video at the 2015 American Online Film Awards and two awards at the 2013 Sacramento Film and Music Festival.

Lead singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Tony Brusca’s songs tell unique stories and he hasa knack for connecting with live audiences to make them believe he’s one of them. Bassist and mandolin player Paul Zinn’s backing vocals add an extra dimension to Tony’s melodies, and his bass lines just can’t sit still. Christopher Amaral, The Nickel Slots’ versatile drummer, lays downtrain beats and adds distinctive power to the band’s sound. His brother, individual Sammie Award winner electric guitarist Steve Amaral, throws down tasteful licks that dance across the line between rock and country. When these boys sink their teeth into a song, they leave a distinctive mark.

Opening the evening is Justin Farren. Farren was born and raised in Sacramento, where he lives in a house built with his own two hands – or as he likes to refer to it, “a living museum of my own mistakes”. Farren writes multidimensional songs that are both enchanting and seemingly effortless. Songs that are uniquely personal but endlessly inventive and highly relatable. Songs filled with the kind of sudden twists and turns that you never see coming but will never forget.

Rich Warren of Folk Stage Chicago said “Justin Farren is an incredibly original artist with a lot of verve and energy and a terrific guitarist. He will absolutely charm you with the strange humor and cleverness of his lyrics.”In the last few years he’s won a bevy of awards including the Kerrville New Folk Competition, Songwriter Serenade, and Wildflower.”

Thursday Live! is sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Music Committee with the support of KDRT radio. It’s a continuous music series that happens the first Thursday of most months. For more information, or to be put on the email list, contact Juelie Roggli at juelrog@gmail.com.

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