Derral Gleason Trio
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Derral Gleason Trio

Walnut Creek, California, United States | SELF

Walnut Creek, California, United States | SELF
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"...Gleason is not only writing better couplets, he's reaching further with his voice too. The years of paying dues have turned him from an enthusiast into a singer of distinction...Gleason sings with an aching poignancy remniscent of early Van Morrison back in his 'Astral Weeks' period..." - New York Times


"...Great, original, earthy rock and roll..." - WHTG, Asbury Park, NJ


"...The live shows leave no question as to this bands' talent and commitment. They stalk the stage, flailing away at their guitars, bashing drums, and singing as if their very lives depend on it...Gleason certainly has the track record to back up his ' I-do-this-for the-love-of-it ' rhetoric. If the rock gods are kind, he'll wind up being one of those ' overnight success ' stories that took ten years to unfold..." - Westword; Denver


"...You've got to admire a band who believe in themselves enough to come halfway around the world to perform. That is a statement in itself. In their support of us in Australia, we gave them all the sound and lights they wanted; they did the rest. The audiences were so revved up, by the time we took the stage, our job was easy. From the moment we struck the first chord, we were away laughin' mate!..." - Divinyls' Mgmt.


"...No sooner than the opening act had stepped offstage, the Derral Gleason Band set it on fire..." - Chronicle; Austin


'...Let me just say this; Derral Gleasons' songwriting style lies somewhere in, out, over, under and around the four johns. No, I'm not talking outhouses; this is not an ' in the toilet ' review, so to speak. On the contrary, and so as not to be taken lightly; the johns I refer to are : Lennon, Fogerty, Hiatt and Hooker..." - Observer; Dallas


Discography

Derral Gleason/CD
Toxic Grasshopper/CD
Abby's Bane Sessions/iTunes EP

-all songs from these releases are in the ether...they can be bought, sold...played minimum lightly or maximum loudly...attempted...but never imitated....... CD's on Emoto-Rock Records; P.O. Box 91532; Austin, Texas 78709-1532

Publishing: Derrallix Music

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Influences: Van Morrisson, Sam Cook, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Beatles, Paul Rodgers, John Fogerty, John Lee Hooker, The Who, Hank Williams, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Cole Porter, Gene Vincent,Chrissie Hynde, James Brown, Cream, Bobby'Blue'Bland, Jim Morrison, Mike Corte, The Kinks, Steve Miller,Neal Young, The Clash, Elvis Costello, Stones, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne, Eagles, Tom Waites, Black Sabbath, Buddy Holly, Butch Hancock, Kris Kristofferson...and Townes Van Zandt...............................................our story: we dance along the string section between the heart and the gut...as Paul Kelly {another influence} once wrote; "you know money only buys you what you want; and you can't buy your balls back, like you buy a pair of pants; 'cause once they're gone they're way beyond recall; watch out little boy don't lose your balls"...........true.........the shows are not just performances.....they're rock-n-roll revivals!

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