The Salty Suites, which began in early June 2009 when Chelsea Williams, Chuck Hailes, and Scott Gates played together for the first time one magical night at Castoro Cellars in San Luis Obispo, will be back at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena on Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 8 p.m.
The Salty Suites played their first official show together in a high security prison for the criminally insane. Thirteen years, four independently released albums, and a global pandemic later, the band is happy to report “that we have managed to remain a close-knit dysfunctional family of misfits.”
“We’ve had the pleasure of performing countless shows at many incredible venues up and down the California coast, and have built a loyal following of adoring fans that we are proud to call friends,” The Salty Suites said. “Our mamas always told us to make new friends and keep the old. We are pleased to report that Scott has been on tour with AJ Lee and Blue Summit. In his stead we have appointed a longtime friend of the band. The tremendously talented banjo player Mark Cassidy has agreed to join our ranks.”
Cassidy comes with a long list of accolades, including a leading role in “The Hillbenders,” opening for Keller Williams and touring the U.S. performing their original act “Who Grass,” a chronological journey of The Who’s legendary catalog, highlighted by bluegrass instrumentation.
The Salty Suites continues to explore their brand of acoustic music that includes heartfelt originals and select covers that try to make some sense of the human condition.
To reserve your space for Thursday’s performance, call (626) 798-6236.
For more information, visit www.coffeegallery.com/blog/12-01-22-the-salty-suites.html.
The Coffee Gallery Backstage is at 2029 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena.