Steeped in the aura of the perennially mythologized psychedelic culture of Southern California, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians has, since 2006, revealed itself in shifting configurations; making music influenced by the timeless essence of ‘60s psych, folk and soul, woven with strands of early American roots music. While the lineup has continually coalesced around lead singer and songwriter Dwayne Seagraves, the collective has always had a guiding vision and goal: to create music that seeks to simultaneously demystify and deify the human experience.
The other members bring a range of talent, experience and inspiration to The Stevenson Ranch Davidians’ sound. In addition to founding member and Davidians’ bassist, Jessica Latiolait, the band includes producer and long time Brian Jonestown Massacre member Rob Campanella on guitar and lap steel. On drums is Misha Bullock, the sole Englishman in the fold and composer by day. The newest edition to the collective is Sara Minsavage on keyboards, shakes and jangles.
After releasing their third LP, Amerikana, in 2017 the band embarked on two extensive European tours in 2018 and 2019 while also recording what will be their fourth full length collection of songs. In early 2020 the band began a monthly residency in the Bay Area until being forced into an indefinite hiatus due to various governmental mandates during the Covid outbreak.
In the summer of 2023 the band reemerged to work on the finishing touches of their latest recordings with plans to jump back into the live music circuit and release a record in 2024.