If you’re looking for someone so good that a local record store, a house concert producer, and a community radio station all jumped on board to bring him to town, then look no further than Victor Krummenacher. Serving up music that draws from influences as far-ranging as cosmic folk, the blues, and even a smattering of punk, the renowned musician plays an intimate “living room” show at Davis Media Access (DMA) on Friday, Aug. 14, co-presented by Armadillo Music, Bill Wagman, and KDRT. The show features fellow Camper Van Beethoven member Greg Lisher on guitar, along with Bruce Kaplan of American Music Club on pedal steel. The music starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are available at Armadillo Music, 207 F Street in Downtown Davis. Davis Media Access is located at 1623 Fifth Street. Get your tickets early: This is a small venue, and seating is limited to 40.
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Krummenacher, a bassist, singer, and songwriter who was raised in Southern California and now calls the Bay Area home, began his musical career in the mid-80s in Santa Cruz, when he and David Lowery formed Camper Van Beethoven. (Those in Davis long enough may remember that CVB was a staple on the college radio and party scene here in those days). After that band’s breakup, Krummenacher and CVB guitarist Greg Lisher formed Monks of Doom in the early 90s, and Krummenacher launched his solo career, recording several albums with guests like Dave Alvin. After a nine-year recording layoff, Camper rebooted in 2013 with the California-themed “La Costa Perdida” and the sequel “El Camino Real” in 2014.
On “Hard to See Trouble Coming,” Krummenacher’s ninth solo outing, he notes that he is “free to follow more of a folk tradition. And I love the blues, especially the raw, spoken-word, Tupelo blues, like on Muddy Waters’ ‘Folk Singer’ album. That’s the vibe of the title track “Hard To See Trouble Coming.’” He’s a storied musician with many tales to tell, and you can read more at http://www.victorkrummenacher.com/bio.