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Waldo Bliss: An Evolving Bunch of Amazing Players

Composit 02-18-17

Waldo Bliss plays music that evokes the California Singer-Songwriter of the Third Mellennium.

The LA-based band features either a complete or limited combination of acoustic/electric guitars, bass, drums and shimmering vocal harmonies. It's like Jackson Browne music with more involved singing.

Think Beach Boys, XTC, or Crosby, Still & Nash for the exquisite three-part harmonies. That's Waldo Bliss.

 

The band is led by Dan Carlson, a California native, who writes most of the music, plays acoustic guitar, and sings lead vocals. Veteran guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Randy Ray Mitchell plays a very tasty lead guitar, with inspired melodies and flashes of fire behind Carlson's catchy songs. Mindy Jones sings harmony and leads. The three of them form the core of Waldo Bliss.

Randy Ray is unavailable to play this Saturday night's gig at the Coach House, opening for DADA, so the lineup will be Dan Carlson, Mindy Jones, Carolyn Snodgress with Brian Jenkins joining Dan on acoustic guitar.

Dan's been writing songs for many years now, and his music reflects early influences such as Neil Young, Cat Stevens, and Joni Mitchell, as well as Brian Wilson and the Beatles.

Waldo Bliss draws on a myriad of amazing players to play live gigs and make recordings. Singers are needed to deliver multi-part vocal harmonies as well as groovers to move the rhythm, either delicate or driving, as required.

It works out extremely well that Waldo Bliss operates with a Current Lineup, those now playing the live gigs, plus Additional Players, which are all the other musicians who have gigged or recorded with the band, and still sit in, from time to time.