OCS, Ty Segall, And Shannon Lay For A Folking Good Cause


Two nights and three great artists came together on one stage for an excellent cause at The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, California. Shannon Lay, Ty Segall, and OCS all put on mellow performances that felt more like a private show than anything else. They combined forces to bring support to L.A. Kitchen’s mission in providing meals to the Los Angeles homeless. L.A. Kitchen not only focuses on feeding the city and ensuring that food never goes to waste, but also provides job training, volunteering, and strengthening the communities within Los Angeles. With both nights sold out, it was a successful and memorable event.




Setting the mood for the evening was the brilliant and mystical, Shannon Lay who warmed up the stage and naturally enchanted the audience. Accompanied by a violinist, they created a rustic set and performed the lovely melodies of Lay’s latest, otherworldly album “Living Water." Alongside the rhythmic, almost celtic-like undertones, are thought-provoking lyrics that are carried by Lay’s organic vocals and woven together by her skilled acoustic fingerpicking. Lay delivered warmth and sincerity through her set, making her a more than perfect collaborator to a magical evening beside Ty Segall and OCS.





Following the talented Shannon Lay was Ty Segall performing a strong solo acoustic set. Acoustic set or not Ty still played just as hard, but in comparison to his usual shows, this acoustic performance revealed Ty on a new level to his fans. From playing about just half of “Break the Guitar” before he had to abruptly stop to retune, to introducing his wife to the audience, his on-stage performance had a personal touch and was pretty laid back. He covered John Lennon’s “Isolation” excellently and teased fans with a few tracks off his upcoming album, Freedom’s Goblin, that is available for pre-order and set to release January 26, 2018.

Dawson’s appearance and collaboration. Nine gifted musicians total, including a three-piece orchestra behind the drums, serenaded the audience and friends and family in the wings of the stage. Following the performance of one of the most emotional songs off “The Fool”’, Dwyer expressed when recording the track in studio, he would leave feeling pretty destroyed after several takes. The track carries an overwhelming amount of heartbreak about two lovers with strings that cry and lyrics that would bleed if you cut them. They also performed other favorites like, “On and on Corridor” and “The Chopping Block." After such a mellow acoustic evening, OCS closed the night out by intensifying the pace with some encored oldies but goodies OCS classics and mixed up the once mild crowd into a pool of bouncing, uncontrollable fans. This full stage cozy performance was a rare sighting for OCS and the natural dynamic between Dwyer and Dawson was unforgettable. It felt great giving back to the Los Angeles community while simultaneously experiencing three intimate acoustic sets from these outstanding artists, making it the kind of show that you will reminisce about for years.

Coverage by Sade De La Espriella

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