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WorkHouse Poets

Songs from the Heartland

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WorkHouse Poets Portrait

 

THE BAND

 
James Manganello
 Composer/Song Writer - Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar
 
Larry Elrod
  Composer/Song Writer -  Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar
Mandolin/Dobro/Banjo/Ukulele
 
Mike Doubrava
X-treme Lead Bass/Claves & Vocals
 
Gary Linnert
Lead Drums & Cymbols
Bio
 
Jimmy "Flaco" Foley
Keyboards/Accordion/Guitar/Kazoo & Vocals
www.jimfoley.com
NE2
GIGS

 

SJC

San Jose International Airport

Monday, December 15, 2014
 @
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
http://www.flysanjose.com


Private Party!
 
Saratoga, CA
December 31, 2014


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 THE HISTORY
 
 
The WorkHouse Poets have been together in one form or another for the last 40 years, when James Manganello, and Larry Elrod began playing acoustic folk, hillbilly, and roots music together. Shortly thereafter, James's brother-in-law, Mike Doubrava, joined them on bass.  They began playing local clubs in their hometowns of Los Gatos, and Hollister, Ca, and gradually a distinct sound emerged, with influences such as Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and Gram Parsons.  Throughout their musical growth, one common theme ran through their music, the sights and sounds of American roots music, and a search for songs that were moving musically, and literate in scope.  Eventually, James and Larry began to create their own songs, with their own unique perspective, reflecting the people, the sights and the sounds, that populate the heartland of the United States.  As the band began to create their own songs, they were joined by Gary Linnert on drums, and Jimmy "Flaco" Foley, on piano, organ, accordion, and guitar.  They have continued to grow musically, with Manganello and Elrod singing lead vocals on their respective self penned tunes, with Doubrava and Foley adding soulful vocal harmonies.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

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Videos @ GIGS

Hannegan's - Saint Paddy's Day 2010

 

No Depression Magazine Interviews

Part 1

Part 2

   
 

check out our new Video

(We had a lot of fun making this one!)

 

 

Truckee - Private Party 2011

 

  

audio samples

(Files are large and may take some time to download.)

 

 

GHOST TRAIN

Ghost Train

I'll Be Home By Midnight

 

 

HANK'S CADILLAC

Hank's Cadillac

Adios Baby

 

 


 

RECENT VENUES

 

C.B. Hannegan's
Los Gatos
 
Lion & Compass
Sunnyvale
 
Fiesta de Artes
Los Gatos
 
Viva
Los Gatos
Peppermill Hotel Casino
Reno
 
Maverick's BBQ
Hollister
 
Quarter Note
Sunnyvale
Truckee Rodeo
Truckee
 
Jason-Stephens Winery
Gilroy
 
Private Parties
Truckee, Santa Cruz,
Los Gatos, Reno
Windjammer
Aptos
 
Cadematore's
San Juan Bautista
 
Naglee Park Garage
San Jose
 
Willow Den
San Jose
Pioneer Saloon Woodside
 
Caffe Pergolesi
Santa Cruz
 
El Toro Brewing Company
Morgan Hill
 
Los Gatos Lodge
Los Gatos

 


 

LINKS:      Go                 Listen                    Own   WORKHOUSE POETS: Ghost Train     WORKHOUSE POETS: Hank's Cadillac

 


 

THE WORKHOUSE POETS RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING LOCAL MERCHANTS

 

Mountain Charley's Saloon Studio Ziffer Rootstock Wine Bar C. B. Hannegan's A&M Auto Supply
King Amplification Naglee Park Garage Gene's Fine Foods Arabia's OverKill
Viva  
Henry's High Life
  Guitar Showcase