Didar Singh Khalsa Live! – June 23rd @ 8pm


On April 25, 2018 By admin

Tickets: $10 (Buy Now)
Doors open at 7:30pm, Show starts at 8.

Stop by the store to pick up a free CD with your purchase of a ticket!

With songs like “Hi Thee Here” and “Like Stink on a Skunk,” Didar Singh Khalsa exemplifies a whimsical taste in songwriting, touting lyrics that focus on turn-of-phrase such as “Don’t count me out before you’ve done the math.” Khalsa is an alternative folk rock artist local to the Davis area and Woodland who’s music could be described as simplistic without being simple. His 3-4 piece band performs with a precision that makes more complex musical ideas seem perfectly natural. The band usually consists of two guitars, a singer, and a drummer, and is always “in the groove.” Having recently released a series of CDs under various curious titles such as “Terms of My Parole,” “Out On My Own Recognizance,” and “Nail My Theses,” Khalsa is proud to bring his music to The Melon Ball stage.

Didar has played guitar since he was knee high to a gopher (about 52 years). He has written 90 songs or so in the last six years as he retires from 38 years of running Guru Ram Das Orchards. His works have been featured at the Davis Co-Op over many of those years. About six years ago he started to frantically write songs, inspired by attending Richard Thompson’s guitar/songwriting camp in upstate New York. The songs attempt to make sense of life’s foibles and often drift into interesting spiritual metaphors. Didar uses a flat pick and two middle fingers to play a more rhythmically complex scheme while still having the teardrop pick for solos, a style often referred to as “hybrid picking”.

Listen to his music here: https://didarsinghkhalsa.bandcamp.com/

Or stop into the store to get a free CD!