The Lance Canales and the Flood band comes to the Tri-Cities on May 2 for an evening of Americana music. Showtime is 9 p.m. at the Emerald of Siam nightclub in Richland. There is no cover.
"We are a rootsy/bluesy, folk rock band," said band leader Canales. "We call our sound root stomp music because its roots are fueled with high energy.
"It's been said that we are a cross between Muddy Waters and Tom Waits."
Canales is joined by his band mates David Quinday and Zak Parrish Cajon. They are based in Fresno, Calif., and are California boys born and raised, he said.
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The band has performed on stages from San Francisco to Europe. Their recent album, Elixir, has been featured on XM Satellite Radio, and is heard on radio stations across the country and Hawaii.
When Canales isn't touring with his band, he is collaborating on music with writer Tim Z. Hernandez that is geared toward rural and urban youth at risk.
Canales also is working on a collaborative project with Hernandez on a performance that surrounds the lives of 28 deportees made famous by Woody Guthrie's song, Plane Wreck at Los Gatos.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @dorioneal