Wednesday, June 28, 2023

David Rosales

Rosa Linda

Crystal Hotel - Al's Den

6:30 pm doors, 7 pm show

$15 advance, $15 at the door
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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About David Rosales

David Rosales

Rooted in Americana & Bathing in West Coast Sunshine, Los Angeles-native David Rosales brings an uplifting and spirited live performance that pairs well w/ those they has shared the stage with in The Wallflowers, Ben Harper, Brandi Carlile, Matt Costa, The White Buffalo, Macy Gray, Donavon Frankenreiter, Satsang, Pokey LaFarge, Chris Isaak, Counting Crows & more.

Rosales's latest album, REVIVE, is a blend of grit and groove recalling the good-natured sound of the 70's with an authentic delivery... It's a Vibe.

Following his acclaimed 2018 debut, Brave Ones, and subsequent tours, Rosales settled into MAPS Studios in Fullerton, CA to record REVIVE in late February of 2020 with friend and co-producer and co-producer, Mike Willson. The album is marked by the addition of a 'Memphis Horns' style brass section making it clear that Rosales's sound continues to grow and evolve with each release.

"I had wanted to keep the album's production within my circle. It had to feel worn in and comfortable," explains Rosales. "Mike and I had spent countless hours touring on the road and surfing, discussing a sound and a vibe that needed to be captured. I leaned on the rich, soulful influence of Al Green, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke throughout my writing process. I found that it really fits where I am, what I feel this world needs, and how I'm engaging musically with the healing and unity that I want to bring with my music."

The majority of tracking was completed during a two week session and with REVIVE finished, Rosales and his touring Band of Scoundrels were set to hit the ground running in 2020 with tours planned both domestically and abroad. Then, COVID and the lockdown hit.

"We could see it coming across the globe in our Twitter feeds-from Europe to the East Coast and then as it traveled across the country," says Rosales. "We finished recording the day before California locked down in March. It was a complete coincidence that the schedule lined up as it did and I feel fortunate to have captured the magic of this album during pre-COVID times."

Rosales is more than just a musician. He is an outdoorsman, family man and does everything he can to give back to the community. He's never one to sit still and with REVIVE shelved due to the pandemic, Rosales shifted gears. Seeing how scared and stretched his community was, he took to playing weekly neighborhood "Driveway Hop" concerts so people could have a release and feel socially connected. Additionally, through his non-profit charity, BraveOnes Foundation, Rosales was able to distribute PPE's and Meaningful Meals to various in-need families and health care heroes throughout his local community.

"People need people and I saw an opportunity to help," acknowledges Rosales. "Whether we were filling bellies with food through BraveOnes Foundation or filling souls with music, it was all about spreading good vibes and making a positive impact during a rough period. This music is all about hope, positivity & inclusivity. However bad it's been, I feel like you can always turn it around."

"Invoking elements of R&B, gospel, rock, and western influences to dust things up with a helping of soulful grit."
- PopMatters

"Sweetly optimistic and fun-loving."
- Guitar World Magazine

"Audio sunshine... blends Americana with classic R&B and Soul... a sound that gets everyone moving."
- Hollywood Life




About Rosa Linda

Rosa Linda

Rosa Linda & Frank are a Latinx/Indigenous duo from Portland, Oregon who formed in 2015. Their unique sound is attributed to their Indigenous (Dine, Kawaik, & Mexica) and Latin heritage alike; pulling from a wide range of genres ranging from Blues, R&B, Indie, Pop, to Soul.