Sacramento born, San Joaquin Valley raised Angela Brooks began singing at an early age, possessed of a life-long love of music. “My family swears that I was singing before I could talk! Elvis and Linda Ronstadt were my favorites as a child,” she adds. Angela grew up hearing country music in her family home, and received vocal training from an early age, performing in choirs, pop, rock, and country groups throughout school and college. She delivers strong, heartfelt performances, live and in the studio, across multiple genres. Angie, as she is known to her friends and family, sings from the heart; she is quick to admit “When I am singing, I feel both free and caught up in emotion all at the same time. It’s who I am as a person.” Among her favorites, she lists many female country artists, including Miranda Lambert, Emmylou Harris and Tricia Yearwood, and for a little variety, the rock band Foo Fighters and pop superstar Pink.!
Bass, Lead Vocals
Affectionately dubbed "Vince's better looking, more talented cousin" by the group, Roger Gill holds down the bottom end of G&L's sound while contributing his powerful lead vocals and confident stage presence.. Roger has a long and varied musical experience covering a wide range of musical styles, but brings his lifelong favorite -true country to every Gunpowder & Lace performance.
Guitar, Lead Vocals
Powerfully evoking such soulful country artists as Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and Easton Corbin, David Anthony channels the longtime influence of such artists as Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder,and Kenny Loggins. David has long been a sought after singer/songwriter/guitarist throughout the region. Performing for decades in everything from small venues to large auditoriums, David commands the stage with comfort and ease. His impeccable harmonies and silky smooth vocal tones effortlessly blend with his musical siblings in Gunpowder & Lace.
J. J. Foxxx
J.J. Foxxx takes no prisoners when he picks up one of his arsenal of six-string weapons, whether it be on a tender ballad or scorching dance number. J.J. has paid his dues on the road rocking live crowds, and is also an accomplished songwriter and producer. J.J. Foxxx brings over 30 years of broad musical experience to every single stage performance; he puts the electric in electric guitar with Gunpowder & Lace!
Pedal Steel and Six- String Guitars
Gary Roda’s musical journey has covered a lot of ground since he was inspired, along with a whole generation, by TBOES (The Beatles on Ed Sullivan). After first taking up guitar in the early 60’s, he was later heavily influenced by the “West-Coast Country” movement, leading to his adding the far more addictive pedal steel guitar in 1973. Through the years, Gary has worked at every level from local bands to national recording and touring acts, and brings a wealth of experience to his position as bandleader and pedal steel guitarist with Gunpowder & Lace. Gary occasionally picks up a six-string and shows he has not forgotten who brung him to the dance.
Keyboards, BG Vocals
Joey MIchaels' musical odesey began at the age of 13 . Born into a musical family, Joey has absorbed and performed Country Music since early childhood. He possesses a versatile keyboard style and uncanny ability to replicate recorded keyboard textures, adding to the group's ability to accurately cover traditional and contemporary county favorites. Joey contributes to the group's tight harmonies as well.