APRIL Featured Artists
Charles Grace is a transplant from South Carolina back to his birthplace of Southern California. He began his musical journey at the age of thirteen years old when he started learning how to play the guitar. By the age of fifteen, Grace was writing his own songs and performing in bands. After high school, Grace continued his education at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) in Conway, South Carolina where he majored in classical guitar performance with a minor in Spanish as a second language.
Grace has been pursuing a career as a performer, singer/songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist since 2010, releasing four full length albums under the artist name Sleeping Policeman. His music has been featured in various music media outlets such as 96.1 WKZQ (Myrtle Beach, SC), 99.3 WXRY (Columbia, SC), Toast & Jam Sessions (Buford, GA), The Snap Download (Arizona), Germ Magazine (Brea, CA), My Horry News (Myrtle Beach, SC), and, Extra Chill (Charleston, SC). He has also shared the stage with such notable artists such as Ben Taylor, Tyrone Wells, Courtney Marie Andrews, Heather Maloney, The Front Bottoms, and You Blew It!
Since moving back to California in 2018, Grace has performed at notable venues, such as The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, House of Blues Anaheim, and Lestat's in San Diego. He is gearing up for the debut full length album under his given name set for a 2020 release.
Late for the Train
Late for the Train is a modern string band that feels both fresh and familiar. Drawing heavily from American folk & bluegrass, the San Francisco-based group delivers soulful and articulate arrangements of original and traditional music. The core ensemble consists of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists David Pascoe (guitar/mandolin), Laura Benson (fiddle), Thom Beneduci (stand-up bass), and Josh Haines (mandolin). Their debut album is set for release in the summer of 2020.
The emerging band has brought their distinct sound to stages across the Western United States, including:
Sweetwater Music Hall (Mill Valley, CA), Hopmonk Tavern (Sebastopol, CA), The Ivy Room (Albany, CA), The Back Room (Berkeley, CA), The Lost Church (San Francisco, CA), Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, CA), The Big Easy (Petaluma, CA), Soho (Santa Barbara, CA), Occidental Center for the Arts (Occidental, CA), Crazy Horse Saloon (Nevada City, CA), Sutter Creek Theater (Sutter Creek, CA), Furstworld (Joshua Tree, CA), Sheridan Opera House (Telluride, CO), Alberta Street Pub (Portland, OR).
They have also made festival appearances at:
Music on the Mothership (Taos, NM), Lost Sierra Hoedown (Johnsville, CA), Rivertown Revival (Petaluma, CA), Another Family Affair (Galt, CA), Mini-Fest (Lake County, CA), Woodflock (Mill Creek, CA)
In addition to performing, David & Laura founded Every Folk, a three-day folk music and skills camp for adults.
For this event, LFTT will be playing as a duo, with Laura Benson (fiddle) and David Pascoe (guitar/mandolin).