Sam Llanas: Career in Deja Vu at WUWM at Nite (WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio)
... Performing three tracks off “The Whole Night Thru,” including song Deja Vu, Llanas sat down with Bruce Winter in the WUWM@Nite studio to talk about his new material, “reestablishing” his brand, and his musical guilty pleasures.“The Whole Night Thru” is a true rock album, a stark contrast to Llanas’ prior solo albums which boast a quieter, more acoustic feel. His first record since Ilanas’ separation from the BoDeans, the new album was produced by longtime collaborator Gary Tanin Establishing himself as a new artist and brand, especially given today’s music industry, has proven to be a challenge for the old time rocker.
Newfound solo artist Sam Llanas talks and performs in the WUWM studio.
“It has been a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, unfortunately people know the BoDeans’ name but they don’t necessarily know my name,” says Ilanas. “But I’m confident if you make good music people will hear it eventually.”
Speaking about his guilty pleasures Llanas cites Rihanna and rapper Macklemore as some current acts that have impressed him with their songwriting chops, both of which he was introduced to by his young son’s musical tastes.
“I don’t care what genre it is, if it’s a good song it’s a good song,” says Llanas.
On stage Llanas, who provides both vocals and acoustic guitar, is joined by three musical performance veterans, Ryan Schiedermayer (drums/percussion), Turner 'el' Matthew (bass guitar), and Sean Williamson (electric guitar).
Sam Llanas and his band are playing next at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music tomorrow, Nov. 22 at 7:30pm and on Dec. 27 at Shank Hall in Milwaukee.
Released early this week, “The Whole Night Thru” is the new album by singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Sam Llanas, a founding member of Waukesha
Thanks to WMSE 91.7FM for playing Sam Llanas "DeJa Vu"
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Sam Llanas - SATURDAY NOV 22
You may know him from the BoDeans -- but this is your chance to get to know Sam on his own. He recently released his first solo work "The Whole Night Thru" [since leaving his former band] blending soul and blues for the nine songs featured on it. See him NOV 22 at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music at 7:30 p.m.
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Sam Llanas' performance of songs from "The Whole Night Thru" and interview with WUWM at Nite (WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio) host Bruce Winter will air at 9pm, and will be promoted all day. Stream it live listen later at wuwm.com at 9:30pm tonight for on demand listening.
Giving you a reason to keep the radio on at night, or to turn us back on. Music intensive and intensively local. Interviews, live performance from the WUWM