Wreckless Strangers, Bay Area Americana troubadours noted for their prolific songwriting and energetic live shows, return to Marin County with a show at Peri’s in downtown Fairfax on Friday, April 7. Dating back to 1948, Peri’s is a fourth-generation family-owned establishment and one of Marin County’s most beloved live music venues. Tickets for the show are available online now.
Wreckless Strangers, fresh off a successful Southern California road trip, features Amber Morris (premier Bay Area vocalist and voice coach for members of Journey, Eric Martin Band) on vocals; David Noble (Pardon The Interruption, Poor Man's Whiskey) on lead guitar, vocals; Joshua Zucker (The Jones Gang, Rowan Brothers) on bass; Austin de Lone (Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, The Fabulous Thunderbirds) on keys, vocals; Mick Hellman (The Go To Hell Man Band) on drums and vocals; and Rob Anderson (repeat world champion cyclist) on guitar. Over the course of their six years together, the Wreckless Strangers have released two records and played countless gigs around the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Their latest album, When the Sun and a Blue Star Collide, was produced by GRAMMY-winning artist/producer/guitarist Colin Linden (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Keb' Mo’, Alison Krauss & Robert Plant).
Musically, the band maintains a touch of that freewheeling, rough-around-the-edges spirit. The six seasoned performers have a broad range of influences which combine to create an intoxicating sonic potion enhanced by lush, riveting harmonies and showcasing lead vocalists Amber Morris and David Noble. Longtime fans agree the Wreckless Strangers have evolved as a unit, expertly honing a sound that they have aptly dubbed “California Country Soul.” Fans can stream their music on a variety of music platforms.
WHAT: Wreckless Strangers Live at Peri’s
WHEN: Friday, April 7, 2023; 9 p.m.
WHERE: Peri’s, 29 Broadway, Fairfax, CA 94930
TICKETS: $10-$13, available online now
About the Wreckless Strangers
It began by happenstance — a Sunday jam session among strangers in an airy barn off the Old Redwood Highway in Northern California. The chemistry was undeniable as the musicians bonded over their shared love of dark, lowdown songs of heartbreak and despair. Six years, two records, countless shows, numerous plot twists, and one global pandemic later, the Wreckless Strangers have emerged as torchbearers writing a new chapter in the storied Bay Area rock and roll tradition.
While holding fast to their Americana roots, the Wreckless Strangers have expanded their scope, both musically and thematically, for their upcoming album When the Sun and a Blue Star Collide. The project is produced by Colin Linden, nine-time Juno Award-winning and Grammy-winning producer/artist and monster guitarist who has toured with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, and the Band, recorded on countless albums, and served as a major contributor to the music of ABC’s Nashville.
All six Strangers contributed to the songwriting which explores a vast array of themes, painting a vibrant, relatable portrait of California Americana -- from the sun-kissed radiance of the coast to the cosmic secrets of the mountain; from a bursting springtime romance to the darkest corners of love and loss; from the cacophony of social media to the most intimate travails of the aspiring artist.
The bond between the members, both personal and musical, has blossomed through the years now manifesting itself as a close-knit family, ironically called “Strangers.” Get to know the Wreckless Strangers and what each unique personality brings to this quintessential musical collective.