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When ALO walked off stage at San Francisco’s historic Warfield Theatre on March 7th, 2020, little did they know that it would be one of the last shows together on stage for nearly a year. While it is still unsafe to hold shows at their favorite venues in California and beyond, the band will gather on private property in Northern California on Saturday February 27th for a special one-off - “BBQ d’Amour: Coming To You Live and Together With Love!” - a two-set "pay-what-you-want" live stream starting at 1pm PST.

In an effort to spread some cheer at the end of a hard year, Bay Area musician Jason Crosby safely gathered a cast of all-star musicians at his Sonoma County home to record a holiday show unlike any other.

The never before seen performance features Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams and Ezra Lipp of California’s own Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO). Fans will be treated to an entirely new take on Vince Guaraldi’s classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Billy Joel’s “Root Beer Rag” and more delightful surprises.

The soothing sounds of Zach Gill can be summed up in one word: Earworm. His new album Cocktail Yoga will paint a picture of 2020 inwardly, instrumentally, and with more than just the muted colors of an impressionist painting. Tracks like Playground in Your Soul answer back to his ALO song Dead Still Dance.

The third and final installment of WWG TV's debut season will air this coming Friday, April 10th and promises to highlight the inherent collaborative nature of the WinterWonderGrass community formally entitled, "Connection & Collaboration." 

With the house only about two-thirds full, likely due to attendee coronavirus precautions, ALO and Leftover Salmon nevertheless persisted in front of an enthusiastic crowd, many of whose outfits celebrated the show’s artsy moniker, The Fins, Fur & Feathers Fancy Formal. It was the band’s first-ever appearance at the famed Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.

California funk n’ roll outfit ALO will be heading out on the road this week on Tour D’Amour XIV  that will see the band traverse the west coast accompanied by friends such as Twiddle, The Motet, Leftover Salmon and Ben Morrison from Brothers Comatose.  Following Tour D’Amour the band heads to the East Coast on their California Creatures Tour.

One could almost feel kaleidoscopic dust particles shake from the hallowed halls and chandeliers of the gritty old Fillmore in San Francisco on December 6.

California’s ALO will be releasing their second EP of a series, Creatures, Vol. 2: Weave, on January 24th, 2020. The second single from Weave, “Ridin'”, is available on all digital services today. Fans can buy or stream the new track here: https://ffm.to/aloridin  A YouTube link for embedding is below.

California’s ALO will be releasing their second EP of a series, Creatures, Vol. 2: Weave, on January 10th, 2020. The first EP, Creatures, Vol. 1: Spark, was released earlier this Summer on Brushfire Records. As a sneak preview, the first track from Weave, “Baby Blind Spot”, is available on all digital services today. Fans can buy or stream the new track here: https://ffm.to/alobbs and below is a YouTube video.

As everyone knows, the entertainment industry is littered with stories of excess and debauchery, and these tales extend from those with superstar status to the grassroots level. From the destruction of hotel rooms to limos outfitted with hot tubs to band members each traveling in their separate tour buses, we have all heard about the resulting effects of the vacuum of stardom. In the wash of these urban legends and anecdotes, it is often the altruistic ventures of our musical heroes that go overlooked, and it is of no surprise as we live in the age of sensationalism and shock journalism.

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