Los Angeles-based Southern Rock band Six Gun Sal stands proudly in the lineage of giants like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet but makes music for a 21st Century audience. Hardly a throwback, Six Gun Sal updates the classic Southern Rock sound with modern-day emotion, aggression, and attitude. Tracks like “Whiskey Mountain” and “The Life” from the group’s 2016 release West of Heaven display vocal, instrumental, and songwriting skills equal to the old masters matched with an unspoken sensibility that rocks hard and instantly turns first-time listeners into fans. Think you’ve heard Southern Rock? Think again.
Six Gun Sal has used all of this firepower to build a large online base, make fans out of many well-known musicians, and share the marquee with acts including L.A. Guns, Lynch Mob, P.O.D. TRAPT, Junkyard, Great White, The Bullet Boys, Pretty Boy Floyd, and many others. The lineup of vocalist Anthony Appello, guitarist Dusty Lang, drummer/percussionist Joey "JO JO" Durant, bassist Matt Geinitz, and utility man Big Joe Mendoza has that rare chemistry that eludes most bands. A new album called Red Blooded American is currently in production and the early word is that this is the set that will break Six Gun Sal to the world at large. Aficionados of great American-sounding rock and roll are urged to start a Six Gun Sal playlist right now.
Concert is included with Market Place admission. Two sets on the Main Stage in the South Event Space at 11:30am and 2:00pm.