Led and conceived by Delta Spirit frontman and accomplished solo artist Matthew Logan Vasquez, and rounded out by David Ramirez, Jason Robert Blum, Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson, and Adrian Quesada (along with guest contributions from Nathaniel Rateliff), new Americana supergroup Glorietta only released their eponymous debut LP a few months ago, but, unsurprisingly given their individual pedigrees, are already drumming up a ton of a buzz. Often, with teamups like this, individual schedules make live dates an impossibility, but Glorietta are making a point to take this unique collaboration on the road, currently on a run that includes a Nashville debut tonight, Oct. 21 at Mercy Lounge. If you’re a fan of anyone involved, you’re almost guaranteed to love this loose, earnest, and fun joint effort, and there’s no guarantee you’ll get another chance to see this project, especially anytime soon, so we’d suggest snagging tickets here asap! Read on for more about the show.
Assembled by Delta Spirit frontman and prolific solo performer Matthew Logan Vasquez, who previously took part in another supergroup, Middle Brother, with John McCauley and Taylor Goldsmith, Glorietta was born out of a desire to once again assemble talented friends to capture a stream of consciousness, familial, and off the cuff recording session. Renting a house for a week in the mountain town of Glorietta, NM (Vasquez’s only stipulations were vaulted ceilings and a jacuzzi), Matthew managed to wrangle friends and collaborators Noah Gundersen, Kelsey Wilson (Wild Child), David Ramirez, Adrian Quesada (Brown Out), and Jason Robert Blum to formally round out the group, also tapping guest appearances from Nathaniel Rateliff, Brendan Bond, Judson Johnson, and more throughout the sessions. After warming up and gelling with one another, all connected, at least, through Vasquez, the talented crew crafted a rootsy, folk and Americana infused debut across five tequila soaked days and nights, the result a loose, fun, and heartfelt effort which arrived to positive press in August, and prompted the band to hit the road for some live dates, including a prominent appearance at Newport Folk Fest. We’ve covered nearly every member’s respective band or solo career, so it should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of this new, aptly minted supergroup. Honestly it’s amazing they’re touring at all, given how busy all of the artists involved typically are, and it’s unclear when or if Glorietta will continue beyond this run; if you have any interest in checking them out, now is definitely the time!
Glorietta will perform tonight, Oct. 21 at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $20.