From the website:
"Dieselhed formed in 1989 and soon built a loyal following in the San Francisco Bay Area with their unique blend of country, punk, and pseudo-classic rock. Drummer Heifetz budgeted his time between Dieselhed and the genre-bending experimentalists Mr. Bungle. Singer/Songwriter Virgil Shaw previously played in Arcata's legendary outfit Brent's T.V.. Bassist Ellis had been a founding member of the local disbanded Funk Rock band Psychefunkapus. Fiddling legend Jonathan Segel was a former member of local indie-faves Camper Van Beethoven."
"Sonny Smith was born in San Francisco, 1972. When he was seventeen he moved to Colorado and started playing blues piano in the mountain town bars and clubs. After two years in the small town of Gunnison, he moved to Denver and played piano weekly at the Mercury Cafe and Muddy's Coffee house playing four and five-hour sets till closing time, at 3 am. Unable to stay in one place too long, he traveled down to Central America, where he found himself living on an organic farm in the jungles of Costa Rica, just a few miles from the Caribbean Sea. He met two other musicians and they busked up and down the tropical coast, playing tunes wherever they were invited. It was on the farm when Smith first began to write songs, as well as plays, screenplays and short stories."
Official Website: http://12galaxies.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=11408
Added by derat on April 24, 2006