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“The big buzz at Folk Alliance this year was around Lance Canales, who had
us all on the edge of our seats as he stomped across the stage delivering a
stark blues twang-and-thump set that sounded like it had been born somewhere
between a back alley and a field worker's camp. If this isn't authentic
roots music then I don't know what is.” Eliza
Gilkyson Lance Canales & The Flood are a roots-blues influenced Americana
trio from California's bre­ad­basket, where Canales lived the life that so
many songs have been written about since the birth of roots music - hard
labor, one room shacks and taunting ghosts whispering of a better life.
Canales' guttural vocals combine a hard edged storytelling approach beneath a
stripped down, foot-stomping, acoustic instrumentation.

The Flood are made up of standup bassist, David Quinday, whose mournful
bowing can be found on tracks such as “Hummingbird Blues” on the bands most
recent album “Elixir”
and roots percussionist Daniel Burt. During a live performance Burt sings backup
vocals and stomps on a wooden box as Canales—described on the blog “Bound
for Glory” by music Journalist, Robin Wheeler— “… plays hollow-bodied,
anger-fueled blues guitar. He growls and stomps with his feet clad in the heavy
work boots of his grandfather…” Canales garnered a reputation as a child of
being able to train wild horses and for years was forced to take his lumps in
order to help his family make ends meet. It wasn't until he confiscated an
older sister's beat up guitar and combined it with vocals he'd discovered
in his mother's fire and brimstone church that he was

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