San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point will each be the site of a high-profile album release party this weekend.
Singer-songwriter Tyler Hilton will kick off his tour in support of “Better on Beachwood” with a show at the Coach House on Thursday night, May 28, while Orange County-based jump blues outfit 2000 Lbs Of Blues will celebrate the release of “Soul of a Sinner” with a show at Renaissance Dana Point on May 30.
Hilton, best known as the singer-actor who portrayed a young Elvis Presley in the Academy Award-winning 2005 film “Walk the Line” released his debut on Maverick Records a year earlier; the 11-song CD “The Tracks of Tyler Hilton” generated two well-known singles, “When It Comes” and “How Love Should Be.”
A native of Palm Springs, Hilton is the rare young artist – he is only 25 – who is already a celebrated musician and actor.
Hilton will perform on a bill with Terra Naomi and Danny Maika at the Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, at 8 p.m. on May 28.
As one of the best-known blues bands in Orange County since the 1980s, the Mike Arguello-led 2000 Lbs of Blues is offering up somewhat of a different sonic approach on the forthcoming “Soul of a Sinner” disc. Although jump blues will continue to be the backbone of the troupe’s sound, Arguello said that he is stretching his musical muscle and songwriting abilities with something that is a bit edgier and darker than his previous three albums.
Of the 13 songs on the album, 12 are original tunes that range from harmonica-anchored blues to funky rockers and a Latin jazz-styled track.
Among the artists joining singer-guitarist Arguello on “Soul of a Sinner” are famed guitarist Kirk “Eli” Fletcher (of Fabulous Thunderbirds fame), harmonica player Eric Von Herzer (Social Distortion, Walter Trout) and drummer Tom Fillman (Spencer Davis Band).
2000 Lbs of Blues will perform at Renaissance Dana Point, 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, at 8 p.m. on May 30.