THE BAND CALLED DRAGLAND
Born and raised in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Dragland moved to New York State as a teenager and found rock n’ roll. He began performing in smoky bars at the age of 17 and eventually followed the music out to San Francisco. Since arriving in The Bay he's become a staple throughout the scene on lead guitar, playing for bands such as Gold Minor, Kat Robichaud and the Darling Misfits, The Sam Chase and the Untraditional 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. Carney lends 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 band kicks it up a notch live, driven by Dragland’s relentless energy and his raspy, honest 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."