Maurice Tani

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  • Maurice Tani & 77 El Deora

    This show was on May 2nd, 2014 | 12 people watched
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San Francisco’s Maurice Tani has been a fixture on the local alt-country scene for more than a decade with his band 77 El Deora, and previously sang and played guitar for the seminal Motown-style party bands Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and Big Bang Beat. “Making a living as a working musician,” he says, “I’ve played a lot of styles, but as a songwriter, I find country to be the most... more

San Francisco’s Maurice Tani has been a fixture on the local alt-country scene for more than a decade with his band 77 El Deora, and previously sang and played guitar for the seminal Motown-style party bands Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra and Big Bang Beat. “Making a living as a working musician,” he says, “I’ve played a lot of styles, but as a songwriter, I find country to be the most satisfying genre to work in. What I do is not pure in any real sense. I mix influences pretty freely, but I still think of what I do as being based, however remotely, in traditional country story telling and the various California country musical styles.” The San Francisco Chronicle praised his “twangy modern country sound” and called his songs “wry yet romantic, tender but aggressive.”

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