The Goldbrickers
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Webpage: http://thegoldbrickers.com
Location: Sebastopol, CA, USA
Description: California country rock
Biography: the goldbrickers

The goldbrickers have been described as a young and soulful, California country rock band. Inspired by folk, bluegrass, early rock n' roll, blues and r&b, the goldbrickers pay homage to American roots music while simultaneously offering some lyrical twists and positive energy, a fresh "country & west coast" sound. Lead singer/songwriter Nicole Summerwood writes about land, space, love and relationships in a heartbreakingly honest way while adding a dimension of transformation, spirituality and fun that keep spirits high. Guitarist Bob Daspit with his energetic, often dazzling playing, summons the spirit of bluegrass to his more contemporary and unique guitar stylings. The term goldbricker, with its origins in the goldmine days of California points to the simple fact that they would always rather play music than work at their day jobs. With their forthcoming release heaven they may not have to. Kevin Russell host of "Down from the Mountain" KRCB radio show says, "...soulful, tough and tender vocals, inventive incendiary guitar work, top-notch songwriting, these folks have it all. Hearing the band tonight, I had one thought: I have seen the face of the future of alternative country music." Their sound is accessible to country and non-country music fans alike, building bridges with their appealing brand of popular music.

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Goldbrickers Release New Album "Heaven"
Country & West Coast Styled Band Releases Second Collection of Original Songs

Sebastopol, CA May 23, 2006 The Goldbrickers have announced the release of their new album Heaven, featuring 10 new songs from their Country & West Coaststyled band. At the heart of The Goldbrickers is the creative partnership between singer/songwriter Nicole Summerwood and guitarist/producer Bob Daspit. Their self published album is available through the bands website: http://www.thegoldbrickers.com

Heaven is the second Goldbrickers release after 2001's more Americana flavored 1600 Miles. The new album is a collection of colorful scenes from intimate relationships where external landscapes mirror passionate and ever-changing internal states of mind. The album's songs are an invitation to engage in the ups and downs of a cross-country road-trip, and not merely for sightseeing, but to get at the heart of things.

The Songs
Heaven on Earth begins with the lyric "come on inside" and makes a playful and powerful entreaty to transcend the pain of ordinary love. Indiana Dawn reveals a woman on the verge of a morning departure, handing out an ultimatum and the deadline all in the same breath. On A Night Like This, a young mother finds herself alone, feeling grateful for her loved ones, while simultaneously worrying over the possibility of loss. Heading down to the city dump, in Unlovable, a woman pleas with her lover to embrace himself in the way that he lovingly creates art from cast-off objects. Had to Have You howls through hill country where a small town claims the life of a woman who feels her desire for the wrong man has stripped her of any hope of fulfillment. From there we travel to the California coast where a couple, Stuck in Salinas, struggle with the intensity of their feelings for each other and the difficulty in maintaining their connection. Flood takes the listener to Los Angeles where the concrete river banks can no longer hold back the force of a woman's confined emotions. In The Last Time I Went to Texas, driving across the longhorn state becomes a revelatory experience as a woman gains the awareness that the spacious land has ultimately been a mirror of her relationship with herself. Overcoming complacency and fear returns one to a place of joy in the song Away too Long. And finally, in the lullaby Look Down from Heaven, a parent offers a child the understanding that our sorrows will lead us paradoxically to our greatest happiness.

After attending a Goldbrickers performance, Kevin Russell, host of KRCB radio show Down from the Mountain, said, ...soulful, tough and tender vocals, inventive incendiary guitar work, top-notch songwriting, these folks have it all. Hearing the band tonight, I had one thought: I have seen the face of the future of alternative country music.

Recently Daspit and Summerwood joined Sammy Hagars band onstage at Harrahs Tahoe for his hit single Sam I Am,penned by Summerwood. The song is a current hit on rock radio and is the first single from Hagars forthcoming release, Livinit Up, a country-flavored rock album. Along with his role in the Goldbrickers, Daspit is also Sammy Hagars producer and over the past 5 years has released five albums and a DVD with the Red Rocker.

About The Goldbrickers
The Goldbrickers' music has been dubbed as the new country & west coastsound and likened to Natalie Maines meets Sheryl Crow. The band pays homage to rock n' roll, folk, bluegrass, blues and R&B, but maintains a decidedly contemporary country feel- think Nashville gone California and you have a good idea. The Goldbrickers music is accessible to country and non-country music fans alike, building bridges with their appealing brand of popular music.

Lead singer/songwriter Nicole Summerwood writes about land, space, love and relationships in a heartbreakingly honest way while adding a dimension of transformation, spirituality and fun that keep spirits high. Guitarist Bob Daspit with his energetic, often dazzling playing, summons the spirit of bluegrass to his more contemporary and unique guitar stylings. For the band at least, the term goldbrickerwith its origins in the Gold Rush days of Californiapoints to the simple fact that they would always rather play music than work a day job.

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