Montecito Messenger (Ann about town column)
con't...Loeppke's solo career began in December 2009, and quickly progressed to a distribution deal via Warner ADA, who distributed his first single, "Staring at the Sun," globally. Having since become independent, Loeppke has compiled a five-song EP titled, "Big Love," that will be included in SOhO's $10 cover charge that night; you'll receive two CDs if you make dinner reservations before Loeppke goes on at 7p.m., with additional musicians Howe and Chad Mason in the mix.
"I'd almost call it 'therapy rock,'" he says, of what he hopes will be considered timeless classics. "I write songs of encouragement and compassion, with lyrics that are often about helping someone through a dark time, to be strong, not let life pass you by, and do what you're meant to do, to do what makes you happy."
Ann Peyrat's column appears weekly in the Montecito Messenger.