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Blank Tapes / Bee Appleseed / Velvet Empress
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Blank Tapes / Bee Appleseed / Velvet Empress

The Blank Tapes is the moniker of California based, multi-instrumentalist, producer and prolific songwriter Matt Adams, who has released over 20 albums (350 songs!) to his credit. Inspired by British Invasion bands like the Kinks & Beatles along with the American rock groups of the 60’s and 70’s such as Creedence & The Doors, The Blank Tapes have adapted these sounds into a groovy, surfy, Summer soup peppered with some old country and soul music. Along with his infectious melodies, Matt's lyrics are just as key as his famous improvisational guitar playing.

Bee Appleseed is a prolific singer/songwriter, poet, multi-instrumentalist musician, audio archivist, and recording engineer from Canby, Oregon, living in Los Angeles, California. He's a seasoned vagabond with a treasure trove of home recordings spanning more than 40 albums and an expansive book of poetry, created between various projects and continents, spending years of life on the road performing upwards of 1000 DIY concerts across nearly fifty countries in Europe, North, and South America. He runs the Appleseed Archive, an audio archive of over 500 live concert performances by various artists, documenting Los Angeles music and culture in the post-pandemic era. Along with romantic partner Nora Keyes and other close friends, he performs in an improvised hypnotic psych folk drone rock band called Elf Freedom, which appeared in a 2022 Super Bowl Commercial for VRBO alongside the music of Kermit The Frog.