Floating Records Presents their “SPRING REVUE 2018”
Live Showcase Featuring Performances by Mark Karan’s Budz; Jeffrey Halford & the Healers; Peter Kaukonen
Saturday, April 14th – Throckmorton Theatre – 8:00pm
Floating Records returns to where it all began when they present their “Spring Revue 2018” at the Throckmorton Theater, 142 Throckmorton Ave., on Saturday, April 14, with a triple-bill featuring performances by three of the quickly-growing indie label’s high-profile acts: Mark Karan’s Budz; Jeffrey Halford & the Healers and Peter Kaukonen.
Doors 7:30 pm. Showtime 8:00 pm.
$21.00 (Advanced General Admission)
$26.00 (Day of Show General Admission)
$35.00 (Reserved Seating).
Information can be obtained by calling (415) 383-9600 or visit the website http://throckmortontheatre.org/event/floating-records-presents-spring-revue-2018/ for more info.
Direct Ticket Purchase Link, here.
“After the terrific response from last October’s Fall Revue, we were delighted to once again team up with the Throckmorton,” says Floating Records founder Don Zimmer, who formed the label back in 2011 in Sausalito, just six miles away. “Our mission remains to unite the community through the trans-formative power of the arts, and we appreciate important venues such as the Throckmorton supporting our quest.”
Performing at Spring Revue 2018: Mark Karan’s Budz, fronted by guitarist Mark Karan, best known as the guitarist for ex-Grateful Dead mainstay Bob Weir and his group, Ratdog; Jeffrey Halford & the Healers, Northern California Americana-Roots troubadour whose Floating Records release Lo-Fi Dreams garnered seven year-end honors in 2017; and Peter Kaukonen, longtime San Francisco/Bay Area guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Johnny Winter) whose album “Crazy Quilt” was recently released on Floating Records.
Floating Records: Some Background, A Look Ahead
Floating Records was born from the vibrant houseboat community of Sausalito, California. We had a houseboat and we had records. And so, Floating Records was born. Yes, we may be a bit literal, but we have been living in California for a while. We realized that we needed to create a platform that both promoted the incredible music that surrounded us and we wanted to help the musician survive in this digital world. At one point, the label became a NorCal Whole Foods vendor and were selling CDs in fifty of their stores with plans to add other territories “until that market collapsed,” recalls Zimmer, a former successful Nasdaq stock trader. “They (Whole Foods) purchased the discs from me in advance, not on consignment. Everyone wanted into Whole Foods and Floating Records was the way in. We were going to move into other territories and then CD sales died and they stopped carry them altogether. There was even a Whole Foods in Oakland that sold vinyl.”
The label’s mission is to cultivate a site with talented musicians from a variety of genres. We represent and distribute the best local and independent music. Our commitment is to honor the music and the musician by providing not only an outlet for exposure, but also ensuring that the artists profit directly from their music. When a musician creates, we feel that they should reap the benefits of their hard work. When music is downloaded from the Floating Records site, the artists receive 100% of the money.
2018 shows no letup as Floating Records plans to release, among others, compilations from Houston mainstays, Moses Guest; a Best of Jeffrey Halford; two County Well releases; an album by New York City-based, psychedelic/country/blues-rock maestro, Reverend Freakchild; and some long-awaited original music by the aforementioned, Mark Karan. The fledgling Floating Press also has a book by Moses Guest founder, Graham Guest, dropping in Spring of 2018.