LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Stranger/ Paul Cannon Band
Encore Friday, May 12, 2023 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV / Steam now with the PBS App + Encore Monday, May 15 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2
San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast. Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District. This episode features performances by STRANGER and the Paul Cannon Band:
Based out of the south bay of San Diego, STRANGER is turning heads through multicultural and musical diversity with a soulful blend of reggae roots, rock and jazz combined with conscious lyrics and unparalleled musicianship. Touted as San Diego’s #1 Reggae Band, and winning the Best World Music category at the San Diego Music Awards in 2009, STRANGER is an up-and-coming force, not only with its multifaceted audio recordings, but also because of the bands stellar and amazingly versatile live performances that have constantly thrilled fans in both the U.S. and abroad. This episode features Mel C of Piracy Conspiracy as a guest vocalist.
PAUL CANNON BAND
Promoting peace, harmony and good vibes, Paul Cannon is beloved by his fans for his honest approach to recording music. Blending elements of folk, surf rock and pop, the San Diego native delivers guitar-driven melodies and catchy lyrical hooks that will have you singing along.
In the Summer of 2011, the Paul Cannon Band released their first EP “Organic” and in 2012, the groups hit single “Homegrown” was featured as the main theme of 102.1 KPRI FM’s television commercial. Their full length album of “Homegrown” was released in early 2013. “Homegrown” represents everything the band is about right now as a group. They grow tomatoes and all types of greens at their studio, the vibe they put out is raw and "organic," their PCB "Tree-shirts" that they sell at their shows are 100 percent organic and everything they do is done from the heart. They don’t add any hype or fillers.
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