FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA. 08/07/14- Sydney Ward, musically known as Sunny War will showcase songs from her upcoming non-acoustic debut album titled “Red, White & Blue”, set for release on Winter 2014. Band-mates Brian Rodriguez on the electric bass and Nino Mora on drums will join Sunny on this new musical journey, promising a special, unique night for audience and artist.
Sunny War is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and relocated to Los Angeles 13 years ago. She has received much attention from various notables for her music and has opened for Booker T Jones, Keb’ Mo’, Madeleine Peyroux, JJ Grey & Mofro, Mindy Smith, The Levon Helm Band, Eliza Gilkyson and Nagite Agindotan (Fela Kuti’s Africa 70) among others.
The concert is scheduled to starts at 8pm and will consist of two, 40 minute sets that will showcase Sunny playing songs as a power trio and some others as a solo, acoustic artist. It will combine her new band approach and the roots, soulfulness and power of her solo acoustic performances. The address of One Colorado is 24 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103 and the show is free, all ages, the seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Sunny War has recorded two solo acoustic EP’s and one acoustic album. In 2009 she released a 15 song acoustic album titled “Sheep”, it was released only through social media. In 2011 and 2013 she self-released digitally the EP’s “Acoustic Sessions I” and “Worthless” respectively.
With 23 years, 25 US cities played and an international touring career that began in 2013 by playing five shows in Colombia and five in Brazil, Sunny War started to think on her next musical challenge. The touring and travel experiences helped her mature and polish her unique sound. There was an evolution, she wanted to play as a band to open new grounds and possibilities for her music.
In late 2013 Sunny War recorded in Miami, Florida her first non-acoustic album titled “Red, White & Blue”. Brian Rodriguez, her bandmate for 8 years in the folk-punk duo “Anus Kings” is on bass. Javier Delgado plays the drums; Delgado is the drummer of Miami’s two times Grammy nominated band Locos Por Juana.
The album was produced by Grammy nominated songwriter/producer Marthin Chan and mixed by Sebastian Peyrecabe, 2013 Grammy Winner for Best Engineered Album. The full length will feature nine songs with band and six acoustic recordings (vocals/guitar).