Cody Jinks

Cody Jinks

Ward Davis, Pearl Aday

Thu, September 7, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:45 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$27.00 - $125.00

This event is all ages

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Cody Jinks
Cody Jinks
Rolling Stone said it best about Cody Jinks: "Rule Changing Country Music"

With his smooth baritone and lonesome, dark-hued country songs, the Saving Country Music Album of the Year award winner is proving that Country Music empowered by credibility has made its way to the masses. This did not happen overnight for Jinks, who has spent the better part of the last 10 years playing numerous empty bar rooms to a never ending financial loss. "Yeah, I've been pretty good at losing money. Not the greatest feeling in the world to be gone from home for long stretches of time, only to walk in the door broke. But I never gave up. Never even had that thought."

His latest critically-acclaimed album I'm Not The Devil smashed his Personal Chart Records, Breaking Top 5 On Billboard Country And Independent Album Charts. Pandora called I'm Not The Devil "a gift from above for country fans of all stripes."

Get your tickets early, because Cody Jinks is selling out everywhere he goes.
Ward Davis
Ward Davis
Ward Davis is an American Singer/Songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Monticello, Arkansas, Ward moved to Nashville in 2000 and has since had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade Hayes, Sammy Kershaw, Bucky Covington, Jimmie Van Zant, Buddy Jewel, Carolina Rain, The Roys, and many others. Ward and his band, The Beagles, were featured and performed on the A&E reality series, Crazy Hearts: Nashville in early 2014. Ward's EP, No Bridges is available on iTunes, and he is currently working on a new album with Grammy winning producer, Jim "Moose" Brown, that is scheduled to be released Spring 2015.
Pearl Aday
Pearl Aday
Honey-throated and soulful, and possessing a compelling growl full of grit
and strut when she lets loose, Pearl Aday follows up her critically acclaimed
2010 debut with her new release “Heartbreak and Canyon Revelry,” ushering
in a new dawn of California Country Rock. Joining forces with the venerable
Jim Wilson, (longtime bassist for Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris and leader
of Motor Sister and Mother Superior) Pearl once again proves how she is
every inch a rock chanteuse who seamlessly moves from vulnerable to
guttural in one measure. “Heartbreak and Canyon Revelry,” produced by
Jay Ruston, is the natural evolution from 2010’s “Little Immaculate White
Fox,” which was cited as not only “a noble debut” but tapped as leaving “a
huge impact on the music scene” with “new female rock icon” Pearl likened
to Ann Wilson, KT Tunstall and Shania Twain.
“When I grew up, there was music everywhere." Pearl explains. “Music was
always playing in our house, on the radio, the stereo, my family has always
been submersed in music, my parents made sure of it. Their passion for all
things music was instilled in me from birth.” This true musical diversity and
unbridled passion for classic rock, hard rock, southern rock, classic country,
soul, and R&B compels Pearl to explore a wide range of genres, resulting in
songs that move from sweetly tender, humble and honest to those that drive
hard and read both raw and solid.
Influences and inspiration are plentiful. “Some of my favorite bands are The
Stones, AC/DC and The Allman Brothers,” she says. “As a vocalist, I just
love really powerful singers like Otis Redding, Bonnie Raitt, Steven Tyler,
Pat Benatar, my dad and, of course, Janis Joplin,” adding that it is Joplin’s
moniker for which she was named. “My biological father played drums in
Janis’ Full Tilt Boogie Band. She was an incredible vocalist and naturally an
enormous influence on me.”
Pearl can’t help but wear her heart on her sleeve when she performs. “I’m
drawn to an emotional and an empowered, almost spiritual vibe that I like to
access when I’m writing and singing,” Pearl says. “Sometimes that comes
across in angry and tough vocals alongside my deepest soft gentle side. For
me, finding the balance between the two is what life is about, lyrically and
“Heartbreak and Canyon Revelry” takes its title from two central events in
Pearl’s life: her move to Topanga Canyon with her husband Scott and the
birth of their son, Revel Young, now 5 years old. “The writing for the album
took place in what I’ve come to think of as one of the most potent settings
ever for my creative process. And after we began our life here in Topanga,
one of the first songs that came to me was “Revel Young,” which began to
write itself when my son was a baby. There’s that mystical silence that
comes over you when you feed your child and from this the melody and lyrics
started to flow.
“The other songs mainly grew organically out of what Jim Wilson and I know
is our tried and true method of songwriting over the past 13 years. He’ll feel
a melody idea that he wants me to try out and he’ll play it for me; I’ll record it
into my phone, take it home and add lyrics and we’ll go from there. For one
reason or another, heartbreak is a common theme, with songs like
“Sleepless Night or “Living a Lie” – these are tender sad experiences that
we’ve all had, and the album formed itself that way around these sort of yinyang
themes– the deep pain of heartbreak intermixed with the deep joy and
pure revelry of my new baby– my son sparked so many ideas. “Heartbreak
and Canyon Revelry” is dedicated to Revel and to Scott. It’s a deeply
personal album for me.”
Life changed for Pearl at her 26th birthday, when the members of one of her
most favorite bands, Mother Superior, were invited to her party as a surprise
planned by Scott. Mother Superior were still backing Henry Rollins at the
time. Going out on a limb, Pearl asked the guys, “How would you feel about
working with a chick singer? At first, they just paused and looked at each
other, and I thought, ‘Oh, God, what did I just do?’ Then they turned back
around to me and said, ‘Sure. Why not?’”
In 2004, Pearl began to work with Mother Superior guitarist Jim Wilson and
bassist Marcus Blake. “From the first time we sat down together, it
just clicked and Jim and I have been writing together ever since. Musically,
he and I are very much on the same vibe plane.”
Pearl recorded her demo CD at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, along with
Wilson and Blake and producer Bruce Robb. Shortly after, she formed a
nine-piece band including a 3 piece horn section and a B3 player, honing her
sound and voice in the Los Angeles club scene. Not long after that, the group
entered the studio with producer Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age,
Bad Religion) and recorded most of “Little Immaculate White Fox,” tacking
on two more songs under the guiding hand of producer Jay Ruston, which
marked the first time they worked together, a collaboration that Pearl says
has truly blossomed over time. When it came time to make “Heartbreak and
Canyon Revelry,” Pearl didn’t hesitate in asking Jay to collaborate once
Of this sophomore release, Pearl adds, “There’s something incredibly
cathartic for me in this record. Writing and performing my music has always
been my therapy, my safe place. In fact, I never sleep better than I do after
a show, after I’ve been given the privilege of singing my guts out.
“I’ve come to realize that we are all in ‘this’ together – this world, this place
in time – and if these songs give someone the feeling that they’re heard,
understood, not alone, I’m elated. I mean, I could tell you what a song means
to me, but it’s really about what it means to you. That’s really what it’s all
about for me. Reaching out and sharing what hurts me, what scares me,
what turns me on, and what makes me feel safe and strong. Chances are,
most of us can really relate to each other much more than we give each other
credit for. Music connects us. I only hope that my music makes you feel
connected too."
Venue Information:
Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St.
Ventura, CA, 93001