Oakland’s Desiree Cannon has just released her debut LP Beach Sleeper on Long Road Society, a fairly new (and by early indications, wonderful) label, also based in Oakland. Mixing elements of country, folk, and love songs from the ’60s, Cannon’s wise-sounding alto shines on every song.

Beach Sleeper was produced by Cannon and Nate Mahan of Shannon and the Clams, and recorded to 1/2″ tape by Long Road Society’s Kit Center in an old Oakland living room. The instrumentation walks a narrow line that conveys an intimate, bedroom recording feel while managing to sound quite professional. Give it a listen, followed by a video of Cannon singing “Mountain Lion Mama.”

Desiree will have a pair of record release shows over the next few days in Oakland and La Honda, followed by an opening set for The Easy Leaves and Karl Blau at the Starline.

The Deslondes, Desiree Cannon, Doc Tari
Starline Social Club
October 18, 2018
7pm, $12

Desiree Cannon, Kit Center & the Hollow Bones, Dawn Riding, Mikayla McVey
Apple Jack’s (La Honda)
October 20, 2018
4pm, Free (donations accepted)

The Easy Leaves, Karl Blau, Desiree Cannon
Starline Social Club
October 25, 2018
8pm, $15