Wilson Wong & the Dudes

Still Alive - New Shows and Dude Related Stuffs

Hey internet,

Sorry I haven't been updated the blog in a while.  I was busy with some things in the non music life that had priority first and now have some time to focus on the passion.  Just have a few things Wilson and Dude related to announce.  

NEW SHOWS

Just booked three exciting upcoming shows at some new and familiar venues, with some new and familiar friends.  They are 10/3 at Cafe La Boheme for Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP), 10/23 at Octopus Literary Salon w/MJ Lee, and 11/14 at High Street Station Cafe w/Skye Alexander & Russ Pollock.  We're pumped and will be playing some old songs and a few new ones.  So stop on by!

Dude Related Stuffs

I am blessed to have a talented group of musicians to back me up during performances.  Not only do they rock it in our group, but they have other projects as well.  I want to take a moment to highlight lead guitarist Carlos "Chuck" Cajilig and drummer Stephen Michael's side projects.  Because, the Dude abides.

Chuck plays lead guitar for a wonderful SF indie band called Diamond Heights.  I've been to a few of their live shows and they are great live.  Their three song EP, City Charms is a great listen.  My favorite track is the title track, "City Charms".  I love the guitar riff in it and if you ever seen our band play, you may recognize whose playing.  Check them out!  (www.soundcloud.com/diamondheights)

Stephen, who's also a wonderful folk singer-songwriter, just released a cover album called, "Everything Dies".  He covers the greats, which include Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Purdy, and others.  It's a very well done album and love the strip down approach of only vocals and acoustic guitar, with some accompaniment.  My favorite tracks include "I'll Be Here in the Morning" by Townes Van Zandt and "California Blue" by Roy Orbison.  Again check it out and tell him I send you.  (www.stephenmichaelguitar.bandcamp.com/album/everything-dies)

Anyway that's all for now.  Please check out our EP if you haven't listened to it yet!