Join Ca’ Momi Osteria, downtown Napa’s premier venue for your BottleRock Napa Valley Afterparty, for the 2017 edition of Beyond Bottlerock! Keep the party going from 10pm til’ bedtime on Friday & Saturday night with incredible live music, the hottest national DJ’s and a veritable feast for the eyes, ears…and palate!
Ethan Tucker’s trademark sound of acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal, is a recipe which has garnered attention from some of his most popular contemporaries, as well as bonafide legends.
Born in Olympia, Washington, Ethan has traveled the country with Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy, and The Wailers as well as national support slots with musical peers Slightly Stoopid, G-Love, and Michael Franti.
With Ethan’s newest release Misunderstood, now out on Stoopid Records (May 5, 2015) his enthusiasm for collaboration is seamlessly exemplified on his 11-song album produced by Michael Franti and Mario Caldato Jr., (Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, G Love), and includes special guests Money Mark, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) and Thomas Pridgeon (Mars Volta).
Ethan’s career took off after impressing Michael Franti with an impromptu backstage jam in Spearhead’s dressing room long before ever playing a show together. Ethan was summoned by Franti to come to his studio in San Francisco, CA to record what would later become some of the more infectious tracks on Misunderstood. From there, a bond between the two artists was solidified. The first single “Crazy Tonight” was arranged, recorded, produced at Franti’s studio, also features him on guest vocals. This track, coupled with the reggae-pop hybrid “Cool Kids” (also produced by Franti) opens a new album that is a cohesive coming of age for an artist in Ethan’s shoes – except “ET” as some fans call him, doesn’t wear shoes!!
“I think Ethan is going to be a perennial artist for a lifetime of music. He is not somebody who you think is going to be like three years on the map and then you never hear from them again. “He is going to be an artist to me like Ben Harper or Jack Johnson or even John Lee Hooker.” An artist who plays music until they can’t play anymore.” – Michael Franti
“Ethan is amazing at whatever he does. Singing, strumming, shredding the guitar on leads, or just making people smile. He’s good at it all. His latest album Misunderstood has many variations of styles. My favorite song off it is “This has all been a dream”. It best captures Ethan’s talent and personality Good music is great, but when the personality and character of the person making the music is just as great, there ain’t nothin’ better.”- Kyle McDonald, Slightly Stoopid
One of the rising stars of the San Francisco music scene, musician and producer J Bowman began his music career in Chicago. After relocating to the Bay Area to record with Sandy Pearlman (The Clash, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult), the guitar virtuoso was quickly recognized for his ability to adapt his style to a number of genres, from rock to funk to hip hop to house. Soon he was in the studio with George Clinton, Pink, Chris Isaak, Sly & Robbie, 2Pac, Scott Hardkiss, The Hieroglyphics, Fatboy Slim, Melle Mel, Paula Cole, Cake, Souls Of Mischief, Aceyalone, Miguel Migs and the list goes on.
Bowman is also production partner to Michael Franti (Spearhead), performing on the road and collaborating in the studio. When not touring the world, he’s found time to produce a number of indie San Francisco acts, including dance-punk girls Von Iva, blues rock songstress LZ Love and his own side project Frequency 3, which mixes rock songwriting with dance floor beats. J Bowman is currently working on his self-titled solo debut album. His live shows are a high-energy explosion of rock and roll, but you may still find him playing guitar with a DJ or two around S.F. if you are lucky