“Warrior music…driving and strong…last two tracks, which happen to total over twenty minutes combined, are worth digging into and are where Electric Shepherd shines.”
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“This trio of rockers is leading the way with their awesome album that has the distinctive San Francisco psychedelic sound…Tommy Anderson locks in tight, steady bass lines that are right in sync with hellacious drumming by Sonny Pearce…Mark Nelsen with his hypnotizing vocals and guitar riffs completes this electrifying band. Great compilations of killer music and if you’re a rocker, you’ll love this band.”
NASHVILLE MUSIC GUIDE
“The Seventies are back with a vengeance. And jam-rock trio Electric Shepherd is perhaps the most staggeringly talented outfit in the local revivalist scene. Its members are innovators, rather than mere imitators, and their work vacillates from gnarly art-rock to loping, minimalist blues. “Mildred Harris” could hold its own against any Zeppelin tune.”
EAST BAY EXPRESS
After their recent triumphant appearance at the storied Haight Ashbury Street Fair, Electric Shepherd continue their U.S. Tour with a performance locally at The Muse, 835 4th Ave. South, Nashville, Sunday, August 28. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. $8. Info: (615) 251-0190 or log onto www.themusenashville.com.
The San Francisco, Calif-based progressive-aggressive psychedelic rock group whose sound was described as “warrior music” by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Tony DuShane consist of Mark Nelsen, guitars-vocals; Tommy Anderson, bass; and Sonny Pearce, drums. San Francisco born and bred, Electric Shepherd seamlessly blend the best elements of psychedelic, blues, and trance, in addition to a hearty dose of indie-rock. The group sports a very cerebral, jam-based musicianship. Found in their songs are intimate journeys of vast color and warmth with the occasional haunting pit stop. Along with bands such as Sleepy Sun, Wooden Shjips, The Gris Gris, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Ty Segall, Electric shepherd are at the fore of this re-born, distinctly San Francisco sound.
Some of the most memorable rock music ever came out of the much-loved psychedelic rock era of the ’60’s, circa San Francisco; bands such as the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Hot Tuna, Big Brother & The Holding Company, The Jefferson Airplane, and others mesmerized the music world with their melodic, hypnotic brand of what would later become known as ‘Trance-Rock.” Indeed, their music is still as popular today as it was some four decades ago – if not more so.
Electric Shepherd. have strong elements of the Doors, Blue Cheer, Cream, and Pink Floyd in their sound, heard to fine effect on such future classics as “ChemTrails” (which clocks in at 7:40), “Mildred Harris” (6:53), “Down the River” (6:09) and “The Misled Herd” (10:48). The music of Electric Shepherd is like a fine wine – made to be ingested slowly, not rushed, that grows on you more with each listen.
Electric Shepherd was selected an “Amoeba Homegrown Artist of the Month” in January by the influential San Francisco/Berkeley-based record store. The Deli Magazine in San Francisco also chose Electric Shepherd as a “Top 50 Bay Area Psychedelic Rock Act” in their recent poll.
Watch a live recent performance by Electric Shepherd at the Knockout in San Francisco here:
UPCOMING ELECTRIC SHEPHERD LIVE SHOWS/SPECIAL EVENTS ITINERARY
Aug. 27 (Sat.) THE BARN Franklin, TN
Aug. 28 (Sun.) THE MUSE Nashville, TN
Aug. 30 (Tues.) THE SPROUT Richmond, VA
Sept. 2 (Fri.) THE CHARLESTON New York City, NY
Sept. 5 (Mon.) CHARLIE’S KITCHEN Cambridge, MA
Sept. 7 (Wed.) MAGIC STICK Detroit, MI
Sept. 9 (Fri.) WILBERT’S Cleveland, OH
Sept. 10 (Sat.) REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB Chicago, IL
Sept. 12 (Mon.) BOURBON THEATER Lincoln, NB
Sept. 13 (Tues.) ROCK N’ SOUL CAFE Boulder, CO
Sept. 17 (Sat.) SLABTOWN Portland, OR
Sept. 21 (Wed.) UNION SQUARE San Francisco, CA