THE BAND CALLED DRAGLAND
Born and raised in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Adam Dragland moved to the USA as a teenager and found rock n’ roll. He's become a staple throughout the SF Bay Area music scene on lead guitar, playing for bands such as Gold Minor, Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits, The Sam Chase and the Untraditional, Mickelson, Tony Glaser and the Party and First Church of the Sacred Silversexual.
Dragland's first love has always been songwriting, though, and the 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 in San Francisco.
Dragland is joined by longtime musical comrade Michael Carney on bass and background vocals. Carney lends an unorthodox, infectious groove to the songs. Veteran Bay Area musicians Brendan Getzell on keys and drummer Charlie Knote round out the dynamic musical backbone. The band always brings it live, driven by Dragland’s relentless energy and his raspy, honest voice. The follow-up EP entitled “The Roadmaster” will be released 3/15/2019 and it’s three slow jams showcase the band along with guest appearances from PJ Bottoms (sax/guitar) and Chandra Johnson (violin).
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."