San Francisco-based The Real Nasty has just released its debut full-length album “Paper City”.  Recorded completely live in the studio, “Paper City” captures The Real Nasty’s gritty, live performance in a studio setting, a feat often difficult to accomplish for live bands.  With a traditional, up-right bass and a self-made cajon percussion set counterbalancing country-blues inspired guitar, The Real Nasty combines an electric sound with a more down-home, acoustic ethos, and are sure to gain some much deserved attention with their debut release.

Formed in January 2009, the Real Nasty is comprised of 3 veteran bay-area musicians with diverse musical backgrounds.  Jacob Groopman’s guitar work is noticeably influenced by his bluegrass picking skills, and drummer Matt Smith’s deep interest in West African drumming is what informs his mastery of the cajon.  With bassist Ryan Lukas, a music professor at the University of Santa Clara, holding down the bottom end, The Real Nasty brings together 3 very strong musical backgrounds, forming a unit and a sound that is truly unique.

Now, with their debut album just released, The Real Nasty are focused on bringing their explosive live show to new fans all over the West Coast.  "Paper City" draws you in and keeps you there, and the album is only surpassed by the band's live energy.  Don't miss them when they stop in your town this summer.

The Real Nasty Show Details:

June 12 – The Stag – Woodland, CA
June 18 – Caspar Inn – Caspar, CA
June 19 – Jambalaya w/ Vintner’s daughters, Street Arcata, CA
June 22 – The Muse Lounge – Eugene, OR
June 23 – Ash Street Saloon, Portland, OR
June 24 – 2 Bit Saloon, Seattle, WA
June 25 – The East Side Club Tavern – Olympia, WA
June 26 – The High Fidelity Lounge – Bremerton, WA


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