The musicians, led by lead vocalist Micheal Krohn, have great potential and a real fat sound. They played at District 30 on Mar. 6 as a part of the RAW Artists “Generations” event.
Scott Tonner showed off his nimble fret bustin’ fingers as lead guitarist while Nathan Looney demonstrated his talent on acoustic guitar playing rhythm. Justin Langton knows how to beat a drum and kept perfect tempo while using the whole set precisely the way a percussionist should.
Rounding out the group and making for an even fatter sound was bass player Ty Caskey. Caskey is playing in the interim after the alternative rock group’s original bass player retired. In addition to his own project, Caskey does double duty for the band, playing bass until a new player is found and producing “American League’s” music.
The name “American League” came about because to Krohn it was “nostalgic.” “We play that kind of 90s music, what my older brother listened to,” said Krohn. The boys of the band all concurred that their name was representative of “kind of the peaks and valleys of life.” "Peaks and Valleys" is the name of one of their newly released album available on iTunes..
“What inspires me is pretty much just to be able to create,” Krohn said. “It’s a really cool feeling when you put pretty much everything, everything you are into something and it comes out good,” he continued with the same enthusiasm that he sings with.
“Me and Nathan have been writing songs for about five years. I write most of the lyrics and Nate writes the guitar parts,” he said.
As the group took to the stage, Krohn put his sunglasses on and grabbed a mic; Langton adjusted his San Francisco 49ers “lid,” and spun his sticks.
The crowd loved this bunch of all American boys living the American dream and playing as “American League.”
In the future, the band has its eyes set on the stage at San Francisco’s Warfield House.
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