San Diego Music Award winner for 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Blues Album', LOW VOLTS is giving the music world a much needed shock to the heart. Often referring to himself as ‘us’ and ‘we’ at live shows, this one-man, dirty-blues-rock n’ roller provides a wild performance like none other. With a gritty old slide-guitar, thunderous kick drum laden with tambourines, and dark, howling vocals, LOW VOLTS creates a thick and heavy sound equivalant to a five piece band. Combining a timeless mixture of rock, blues and soul, LOW VOLTS has managed to encompass the American sound in a raw and extremely unique way.
Think ‘1955 meets 2055.’ ‘Early Elvis meets Evel Knievel.’
The 2011 debut record, ‘TWIST SHAKE GRIND BREAK’ saw songs used by Showtimes's 'WEEDS', Stone Brewing Co., Sector 9 Skateboards and also won 'Best Blues Album' at SDMA's.
The 2012 release of 'Oh My Stars' has brought another wild and dirty ride through uncharted sonic landscapes. The outcome has completely exceeded everyones expectations and stays true to the sound & experience of an authentic LOW VOLTS live rock n’ roll performance.
LOW VOLTS has performed live with:
THE BLACK LIPS, SCOTT BIRAM, NASHVILLE PUSSY, COLD WAR KIDS, BAND OF SKULLS, THE GREENHORNES, LUCERO, THE JIM JONES REVUE, DAN SARTAIN, SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS, DAVE ALVIN and HACIENDA to name a few.
Heavy touring is in the stars for this one-man-act and LOW VOLTS is ready to support a larger, national act anywhere in the world.
"While LOW VOLTS’ music echoes the happy go lucky tunes of swinging early rock, the band has an EDGINESS that could put Elvis’ once controversial hips to shame. The musician tackles the role of frontman while singing, playing slide guitar and pounding up a storm on his tambourine laden kick drum, and he looks pretty badass while doing so. Alas Elvis, it’s time to relinquish your throne; there’s a new king in town." ERIN GOSS ~ Uptown News
“LOW VOLTS is one of MY FAVORITE ADDITIONS TO THE MUSIC SCENE.... he plays FUZZED-OUT GUITAR while STOMPING his kick drum and SHAKING various tambourines he is adorned with. The music is SEXY and sometimes lyrically DARK, with a little bit of country and a little bit of blues to give it a RETRO ROCK & ROLL VIBE.”~ROSEMARY BYSTRAK | NBC San Diego
“LOW VOLTS - those guys are COMPLETELY INSANE! When they get that kick drum/tambourine thing POUNDING and that slide guitar WAILING, it's like to wake up the HOUNDS OF HELL. Really, really, downhome bluesy and STOMPIN', EXTRA DELUXE for sure!” ~TIM MAYS | Owner of the world famous CASBAH rock n’ roll club.
"LOW VOLTS—well, he’s just a total badass." PETER HOLSLIN ~ CityBeat Magazine
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Created: March 8, 2016, 2:35 a.m.
Last Modified: May 24, 2016, 6:06 a.m.