THE BAND CALLED DRAGLAND
Born and raised in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Dragland moved to New York State as a teenager and that’s where he found rock n’ roll. He began performing in smoky bars at the age of 17 and in his early 20s he followed the music to San Francisco. Dragland has played lead guitar for numerous Bay Area bands such as Gold Minor, Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits and First Church of the Sacred Silversexual.
The debut self-titled Dragland album was released on November 13, 2017. It's a vibrant, gritty 7-song LP that was recorded and mixed entirely at Gulch Alley Studios.
Dragland is joined by longtime musical comrade Michael Carney on bass, lending an unorthodox intriguing low end to the songs. Veteran Bay Area musicians Brendan Getzell on keys, PJ Bottoms on guitar and drummer Charlie Knote round out the dynamic musical backbone. The whole band kicks it up a notch live, driven by Dragland’s relentless energy and his raspy, melodic voice.
The Bay Bridged says that Dragland "...has the song writing talents of a great neoclassicist Country performer, like Mel Tillis or Dolly Parton, but the frantic guitar and passion of the alternative music movement. The word genuine gets thrown around a lot, but it's the only word that really fits Dragland’s performance."