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ALO, Recorded Live In Concert

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ALO, Recorded Live In Concert

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ALO, Recorded Live In Concert

ALO, Recorded Live In Concert

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Set List

"Barbeque"

"States of Friction"

"Big Appetite"

"I Love Music"

"Man of the World"

"The Champ"

"Try"

"Maria"

ALO got its start as a nine-piece, brass-fueled Santa Barbara jam band, with the suitably unwieldy name The Animal Liberation Orchestra and the Free Range Horns. But when Zach Gill, Dan Lebowitz and Steve Adams returned to their hometown of San Francisco, they formed a stripped-down version of the group with their college friend and drummer, David Brogan. These days, the band records for its friend Jack Johnson's Brushfire label and mixes jam-rock, jazz, folk and pop. Click the link above to hear ALO perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

The band recorded its new album, Man of the World, at Johnson's home studio in Oahu, and the resulting sound is appropriately laidback. Mostly recorded live in the studio, the new finds a comfort zone throughout, settling on an easygoing California sound that's well suited to cafes and convertibles alike.

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Album
Man of the World
Artist
ALO
Label
Brushfire Records
Released
2010

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