The Live Oaks are a rapidly emerging Americana band that was started in the hills of Oakland. They evoke the classic spirit of San Francisco 60's rock & roll, with strong soul, rhythm & blues, and country influences. Imagine Bob Dylan and The Band, mixed with CCR and a touch of Otis Redding. They've got a swinging groove that lights a fire under every type of audience, focus's on the strengths of each musician and turns any night into a rollicking good time.
Recently helped sell out premier venues in San Francisco, both the Rickshaw Stop with Larkin Poe, and The Independent with Sweet Plot, and recently opened for Norman Greenbaum. Keep them on your radar, The Live Oaks have a new album coming this summer!
Annie Simmons (guitar)
Steve Jaeger (bass)
Adam Spry (lead guitar)
Evan Lanam (drums)
"You guys are really good, you remind me of bands that I was in growing up."
- Norman Greenbaum
(#1 Hit songwriter, Spirit in the Sky)
"Evan Lanam's voice is what Bob Dylan wished his voice sounded like." - Maria Muldaur
(Grammy Nominee and #1 hit song)
"The Live Oaks, what an amazing band."
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