Tiny Porch Concerts proudly presents:
The Coffis Brothers with John Surge & The Haymakers
at Peter Strauss Ranch
Saturday September 10th
VIP Beer, Wine and Cheese Reception starts at 5pm
Peter Strauss Ranch
These events are open to the public and open to all ages. Admission:
The Coffis Brothers Jamie and Kellen Coffis, born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California, don’t tend to overthink their music. Nothing in their repertoire is overwrought or outstays its welcome. This is pure roots rock, focused on melody, harmony, rhythm and mood. There are echoes of The Byrds, Tom Petty and The Jayhawks, and from years of touring, they have honed their sound into shimmering, high-energy rock and roll. They’re positioned in a long line of sibling duos that stretches back to the Delmores, the Louvins, and the Everly Brothers.
John Surge & The Haymakers Years before John Surge launched his songwriting career — first as a member of power-pop bands and later as the frontman of his own country-leaning solo band, John Surge and the Haymakers — the musician grew up outside of Los Angeles. It was the early 1980s, and L.A. was a beacon for DIY-minded artists looking to create their own kind of SoCal roots music. Surge made regular trips into the city, catching shows and absorbing the diverse sounds that would eventually inspire the Haymakers' debut.
"It was a melding of punk, power pop, Paisley Underground, and roots music, and I'd go see it all," he says of those days in Los Angeles, rattling off a string of favorites — including Rank and File, the Long Ryders, and Lone Justice — whose music blended country twang with fresh, fierce energy. Decades later, he plants his flag in similar territory with John Surge and the Haymakers' Your Wonderful Life, a debut album that reintroduces Surge as a country-rock bandleader and sharp storyteller.
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