A band raised in the Southern California sunshine, Trouble in the Wind has a sound that filters the
golden state’s surf-rock glow through layers of gritty folk with a twinge of country.
With momentum from their award-winning releases “Pineapple Moon” and the critically acclaimed “Lefty” the band is poised to release one of their most ambitious projects to date, a new full-length record called “Hammer On.” The new album releases July 20th, 2018 on In Your Neighborhood Music.
Recorded to tape over the course of two days at Rarified Studio, Hammer On’s dozen plus songs are built on the familiarity of the TITW sound and seasoned with added experimental elements. While the folk and rock backbone remain intact, the band doesn't shy away from incorporating components of blues and jazz on Hammer On. The result is a truly cohesive album that will surprise even their most diehard, fans.
Trouble in the Wind has also caught the ear of several San Diego media outlets. San Diego CityBeat named them Best Americana/Country Band in 2017; they were featured on CBS News 8's morning news the same year playing songs from “Lefty” and the band has made several “Best-Of” lists around town, including recognition from NBC SoundDiego in their list of “10 San Diego Bands That Should Be Signed”.
The group's identity is driven by powerhouse front man Robby Gira, whose voice conjures memories of David Byrne’s commanding delivery in “Stop Making Sense.” And like many of the great acts they've been compared to – including the Talking Heads, Roy Orbison and Neil Young – they deliver a style layered with rich instrumentation.
TITW's music ranges from solemn, mournful tunes layered with pedal-steel to fun-loving, upbeat numbers with quick-paced banjo plucking. TITW sways between genres, their album tracks include everything from party anthems to love songs. There is a cohesive nature to the band's sound, making it easy to identify a familiar Trouble tune within the first few notes.
Trouble in the Wind has been nominated for several San Diego Music Awards in recent past.
They were nominated for three more awards in 2018 – including a nod for “Best Live Performer” for the 2nd time and took home “Best Americana Album” for Pineapple Moon
and top honors, being recognized by the community as “Artist of the Year”.