Bootstraps & Motopony (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | June 18, 2015 | Photo Credit: Cortney Armitage |

Los Angeles outfit, Bootstraps, is a band tailor made for the intimacy of a venue such as the Troubadour. Headlining the legendary room with a smokey voice that sounds soulfully lived-in well beyond its years, Jordan Beckett and his band (which included Matt Aveiro, David Quon and Chris Jaymes) served up their warm, open-hearted and big rock sounds from their debut self-titled album and closed out the night with their unique and untouchable cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

Photo Credit: Cortney Armitage

On the heels of the release of their fine sophomore album, Welcome You, Seattle/Tacoma hybrid Motopony returned to LA to share the goodness of their new tunes and old. A little psychedelic and folk-infused rock fronted by the lively, shimmying and bearded Daniel Blue along with Forrest Mauvais, Mike Notter, Terry Mattson, Andrew Butler and Nate Daley was a rock show of proper proportions. But what’s a rock show without back up dancers? As luck would have it, Motopony brought their own supply.