Megan Slankard, Jeff Campbell, Matthew Szlachetka, Jamie Kent

KC Turner Presents

Megan Slankard

Jeff Campbell

Matthew Szlachetka

Jamie Kent

The Bose Troubadour Tour

Sat, March 26, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Doc's Lab

San Francisco, CA

$25.00 - $30.00

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Megan Slankard
Megan Slankard
"The new album has a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships, and other adventures.” - Megan Slankard

As the days warm with fall in San Francisco, indie alt-rock artist Megan Slankard and her band sweat through the final tasks involved in a brand-new album project. With the help of producer Alex Wong (Vienna Teng, Delta Rae, Amber Rubarth), Megan and her band are creating an edgy, spirited rock record, full of raw, sometimes sassy, often dark emotion: the sunny, exuberant singer-songwriter’s new album, entitled Running on Machinery, is her Dorian Gray picture from the attic.

Also this year, Megan created inDIYe, a new comedic talk and sketch webshow that provides a light-hearted “behind the scenes” look at what it’s really like to be an indie musician. (See below for link.) The show features musicians and others in the music biz from all over, many from the SF Bay Area; in the first episode, Canadian singer-songwriter Steve Poltz, known among other things for his collaborations with Jewel, was a guest star.

Megan has already sold over 35,000 copies of her four previous
independently released CDs. Her last CD, A Token Of The Wreckage, is "an edgy alt-rock release that is a breath of fresh air" (Maverick Magazine), “gleaming, grooving, and gritty” (Minor 7th), with "thoughtful construction and clever wordplay" (Performer Magazine). That release, which was recorded with help from David Bryson (Counting Crows) and Jerry Becker (Train), held a spot in the 10 Best-Selling Albums on CD Baby for weeks. Her songs have also won several awards: in 2013 alone, she was a finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest, a finalist in the International Songwriting Contest (ISC), and a finalist in the Show Me the Music Contest. She was also a finalist for Best Female Artist in the International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA).

Touring does not take a back seat to Megan’s love of writing, recording, and performing. She has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe–tens of thousands of miles–having performed in every U.S. state but seven. She gathered many adventures along the way, as indie artists
do: rental cars breaking down in the wee hours in a rough neighborhood in Atlanta, being surrounded by a gang in a parking lot in Denver after a show, lost luggage and a trip to WalMart for performance essentials. On better days, she opened for Jamie Cullum at a sold-out Fillmore, played
electric guitar on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live as part of the Jeff Campbell Band, belted the National Anthem to a crowd of 45,000 Giants baseball fans, sang duets with Pat Monahan of Train, and toured with Dire Straits co-founder David Knopfler–even co-writing the title track to his album Ship of Dreams.

Other adventures include singing the part of Mia in the new Google/Bill Keane (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) short film “Duet” and singing for a Nature Valley commercial. She even dabbled in musical theatre, playing a dizzy blonde in one of San Francisco’s own Thunderbird Theatre Co. productions. And last, but not in the least bit least, she appeared in
TLC’s fashion makeover reality show What Not to Wear. Twice. And that was before the WalMart fashion essentials trip.
Jeff Campbell
Jeff Campbell
Watch him strap a guitar on his back, board a public bus with 75 strangers, and traipse his way across the country. Here’s a singer-songwriter who loves nothing more than the sound of his voice reverberating off a music venue’s back walls, and the look in someone's eyes when you know they're with you. This is Jeff Campbell’s life, and as he’ll readily tell you, it isn’t so much a choice as acalling. “This is just who I am” says the vocalist, impassioned songwriter and lifelong musician who is willing to do whatever it takes to feel the rush of human connection.

Jeff’s onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and have allowed him to make a life of singing and playing his songs on the road his living. After being crowned winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter Competition out of over 13,000 entrants, his 2013 EP Release, “In Spite of Everything”, produced by 6x Grammy Winner John Shanks, premiered at #1 on the iTunes rock EPs and singles charts, following a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.

2015 saw the release of 'The Kitchen Sink', a self-produced EP that was born on the road and Jeff and Band toured in support of the ISOE EP. It's sound is what comes from 4 guys playing live, dozens of nights at a time and living in small spaces together. They hope you like it as much as they liked making it.
Matthew Szlachetka
Matthew Szlachetka
Los Angeles based solo artist Matthew Szlachetka (pronounced SLA-HET-KA) is a Rock &Roll/ Americana singer-songwriter who plays between 150- 200 a year throughout the United States. He released his debut solo album, Waits For A Storm To Find in Spring of 2014 to high critical acclaim.

There have been a few current break throughs for Waits For A Storm To Find which include the current single "Come Home For December" being added to regular rotation on Pat Monahan's (singer of TRAIN) SIRIUS XM The Pulse radio show Train Tracks. One of the other singles off the album, "Wasting Time" is currently in regular rotation on WFUV FM in New York City.

From 2006- 2013 he served as frontman for The Northstar Session an acclaimed Los Angeles-based roots-rock band. During his tenure in the band they released 5 albums.

Szlachetka’s music has been heard on various movies and TV shows, including the hit NBC show Parenthood (Season 2, Episode 2) where he performed in a scene with actor Dax Shepherd.

Artists he has opened for and/or shared the stage with include Chris Isaac, Brandi Carlisle, Huey Lewis & The News, John Waite, Tommy Emmanuel, Albert Lee, Doyle Dykes, Chris Hillman, Laurence Juber, John Jorgensen, Lee Roy Parnell, Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Matthew Sweet, Greg Laswell, Johnette Napolitano, Hanson, Fishbone, The English Beat, Madi Diaz, The California Honeydrops.

Szlachetka is a proud endorsee of these brands: BOSE, Monster Products, Jim Dunlop, LR Baggs, Blue Microphones, Schreyer Audio, G7 Capos.
Jamie Kent
Jamie Kent
Named by RollingStone.com as an "Artist You Need To Know", and dubbed a "Must Watch Artist" by The Huffington Post, one might say the future of Jamie Kent looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern country rock artists like Jason Isbell and Will Hoge, as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good. Kent has no fear of hard work, playing over 200 shows a year including tours with Huey Lewis & The News, The Doobie Bros, America, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Marc Broussard, and multiple showcases at the South By Southwest Music Festival. Kent is supported by The Collective, an amazing grassroots group of fans who help advise and fund his career in exchange for access to exclusive music, merchandise, and vote in the major decisions he makes. He's officially endorsed by Durango Boots, Gibson Guitars, BOSE and Telefunken Microphones, and his brand new album "All American Mutt", just debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. Landing in between Luke Bryan and Dolly Parton, Kent was the only independent artist to break into the Top 20.
The Bose Troubadour Tour
The Bose Troubadour Tour
An in-the-round like you've never seen before. For the second time, these four individual artists are touring from Austin, TX to Seattle with tight four-part harmonies, stories from the road, and witty (so they think) between-songs banter.
Venue Information:
Doc's Lab
124 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94133
http://www.docslabsf.com