Live DiRT: Lance Canales Live on KDRT, Fri 3/25

Dug Deep hosts Lance Canales & the Flood live in the KDRT studio on Friday, March 25th, starting at 2:30 pm PT. Lance Canales & The Flood are a roots-blues Americana trio from Fresno, California, where Canales lived the life that so many roots songs represent: hard labor, one-room shacks, and taunting ghosts who whisper of a better life. The Flood comprises stand-up bassist Jake (Cobra) Finney and drummer Daniel (DB) Burt, who support Canales’s guttural vocals and hard-edged storytelling with stripped-down, foot-stomping, acoustic instrumentation. 

In February 2013, Canales released the single Plane Crash at Los Gatos: Deportee (a poem), written by Woody Guthrie in 1948. The song has been covered by many stellar musicians, but what makes this version so important is that it reveals the names of the Mexican nationals who were simply dubbed as “deportees” in the original news article. In August 2013, Canales, in collaboration with Nora Guthrie and the Guthrie Foundation and Tim Z Hernandez, put on a concert to raise $10,000 for a historic memorial headstone for the “deportees.”

Lance Canales & The Floods' latest release is The Blessing and the Curse on Music Road Records. Visit Lance on the web at


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