Spencer Livingston

GROW, Spencer Livingston’s debut solo release (produced by Peter Malick), romps through the backwoods of L.A. folk-Americana style. It’s a Wilco/Tom Petty-inspired, easy-going yet thought-provoking, alt-rock exploration. Spencer’s sensitive lyrics, warm guitar and disarmingly familiar voice seem to pine for a simpler space and time right now.

Los Angeles native Spencer Livingston grew up on a steady diet of rock Americana. His early love of Neil Young and Tom Petty was reinforced by a strong dose of Wilco. Son of an actor and from a family of singers, Spencer is a natural performer. And though he was born and raised on the hem of Hollywood, Livingston has been nourished by a down-­to-­earth, artistic community supportive of his naturally rootsy inclination. Says Livingston, “I definitely come from a very musical family who exposed me to a really wide variety of music with everything from The Beatles to Woody Guthrie. As far as the way I write, I do most of my writing by just observing things as I go through life. Sometimes I just have an idea that pops into my head when I am going through my day and I write it down. It is as simple as that.”

At a still-tender age, Spencer’s voice resounds as that of an old soul.

Spencer’s solo debut, GROW (out July 16th, 2013), features Milk Carton Kids’ Ken Pattengale playing steel guitar and mandolin on the neo-protest song, Have A Little Faith.

Get the CD: GROW


10/12/13 Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA 8pm


Spencer Livingston Summer Tour 2013 Continues…
8/08 Linnaea’s, San Luis Obispo CA (7 pm; no cover)
8/09 Pierce Ranch Vineyard, Monterrey CA (8 pm; $5)
8/18 Lot 1, Echo Park CA (Echo Park Rising Festival) (8:15 pm; no cover)
8/30 Hotel Utah, San Francisco CA (9 pm; $10; 21+)

Luxury Wafers Goes West
Summer Tour August 2013
8/01 Lestat’s, San Diego, CA (9pm – 12am; $7)
8/04 Hotel Cafe, Hollywood, CA 9PM

Luxury Wafers Goes East
Summer Tour July 2013

7/20 Granite Gorge,  NH, Chris’s Concert 3pm (gates open at 1:30pm, fireworks at 9pm – outdoors;
$20 presale/$25 at door; all ages)
7/21 The Alternate Root TV – Studio Session (Spencer Livingston)
7/21 WSCA Live Radio interview with Peter Malick The High Lonesome Sound, 106fm Portsmouth, ME; streaming live at wscafm.org  4:15 pm
7/21 Emerging Artist Series, Wonder Bar, Allston, MA (8pm; $5; ages 21+)
7/22 WERS Live Taping for Acoustic Cafe (Spencer Livingston)
7/22 Club Passim, Cambridge, MA (8pm; $15; all ages)
7/23 New World Tavern, Plymouth, MA
7/24 Project Arts, Plymouth, MA (6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; FREE – outdoor concert; all ages) 16 Water Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
7/26 First Maine Live On Air 8:30 am (Peter Malick, Spencer Livingston and Courtney Jones)
7/26 WSCA Live On Air Spencer Livingston and Courtney Jones, 106fm portsmouth, me wscafm.org 3 pm
7/26 One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME (8pm; $18) 181 State Street, Portland, Maine 04101
7/27 WMFO 91.5FM Medford, MA; Live On-Air – Blues and Beyond; Spencer Livingston and Courtney Jones; 2pm
7/27 Uma’s Bday Party (private event), Boston, MA
7/28 Carty’s Place, House Concert (2pm – 7pm; $12 advance/$15; all ages) 108 Vernon St, Norwood, Ma
7/29 Rockwood Music Hall, NYC (10pm; ages 21+)


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