Visionary Austin band Los Coast will perform at Seaside Amphitheater for the Seaside Summer Concert Series on June 19 in support of their eagerly anticipated debut album Samsara, which releases on June 14 via New West Records.
The brainchild of charismatic lead vocalist Trey Privott and multi-instrumentalist/arranger John Courtney, Los Coast has created a sound that captures the spirit of Austin, delivering a blast of psychedelic-pop-soul infused with lyrical twists and a heavy dose of jazz, gospel and world music.
Georgia born vocalist and guitarist Trey Privott comes from a musical family, most notably as the nephew of jazz fusion guitarist Hiram Bullock who worked with Miles Davis, Gil Evans, and Steely Dan. Privott’s father had him in church regularly, where he was exposed to down-home gospel choirs — a clear influence on his vocal style. Texas native John Courtney, who performs on lead guitar is a versatile multi-instrumentalist whose style was influenced by studying jazz at the prestigious Berkley College of Music. Courtney cites Jerry Garcia as a major influence on his playing. Los Coast’s eclectic sound is rounded out by Megan Hartman on bass, Damian Llanes on drums and Natalie Wright on keys, plus a varied assortment of guest players.
Prior to the recording of Samsara, Los Coast had built a reputation as one of the hottest young buzz bands in Austin. Their residency at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul on South Congress lead to a high-profile performance at Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2016, helping to spread the word about the band to a wider audience. Since then Los Coast has been touring and performing with a live show that has clearly resonated with fans, who anxiously await the band’s upcoming debut.