This Wednesday, on August 24th is another loyal installment of our weekly party, Desert Nights, held in the Cactus Lounge at The Standard Hollywood. The evening is a gathering of 3 musicians who opt to unplug and provide a special acoustic set for our lucky hotel guests and friends. Here’s the lineup this week.
(Half the Brother-Sister Duo of Lincoln and Cory Madley. )
Cory & Lincoln Madley are a brother-sister duo from the Black Hills of South Dakota. They started playing music together in the family band and, after moving to Venice Beach together, threw a weekend folk party in their garage where their friend could sit in. For a while, Lincoln was performing solo as Sunny Von Bülow and Cory was running a jewelry shop. Now, Lincoln writes their new songs on his guitar with Cory singing the thirds that give them their country sound. Their influences are owls, classic rock, and dancing.
(Listen to Laura Meyer here)
After spending four years living out of a car, driving over 100,000 miles and playing over 500 shows across the United States and Europe, it’s no surprise Laura Meyer has accumulated colorful tales of life on the road. What makes her unique is the haunting poetry with which she chronicles them, pulling her listeners into a world of nighttime interstates, empty motel rooms, and glimpses of love along the way. Miami New Times boasted that “Meyer might be the best singer-songwriter still unknown in these parts… Stylistically, she freely crosses the transom between folk and blues in ways stirring and sensual. A well-traveled troubadour, she boasts deft guitar playing that also bolsters her credentials, giving her an extra edge that separates her from the rest of the singer-songwriter competition.”
(Listen to Mark Wystrach of Young Whiskey here)
The Young Whiskey is an indie-folk-country experiment from singer-songwriter Mark Wystrach. Raised on a dude ranch outside of Tuscon, AZ, Mark’s songs are inspired by his travels in this strange and busy world, the people he’s met and the things he’s seen. He approaches performance with the theory that “expectation is a dangerous traveling companion,” pouring the same heart and soul into strumming his guitar that he does into every glass of whiskey. In the current line-up, Mark is accompanied by the haunting harmonies of Cory Madley.
What is Desert Nights?
Desert Nights is a weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood. Every Wednesday, we curate 3 musical acts on the rise to perform a special acoustic set in our hotel lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. Also, expect 2 clever cover songs delivered by each performer. The sets begins at 7:30 pm in the Cactus Lounge (thus the title of the evening, Desert Nights).