Ernie Ball is excited to announce our latest series: All Access. We’re hitting the road with a handful of touring artists and using our All Access pass to give you a behind-the-scenes look at each unique venue, atmosphere, and overall performance.

This week, we caught up with reggae-rock sensations 311 and Dirty Heads, accompanied by pop-rock trio DREAMERS in Avila Beach, CA. Despite a dense layer of fog spoiling a beautiful summer night on the beach, the mellow rock and surf sounds made up for a case of bad weather. Check out some of our favorite moments from the show below.

DREAMERS helped kick things into gear with their synth-grooves and irresistible pop hooks. The Brooklyn natives played songs off their April release, LAUNCH FLY LAND, while continuing the moment with hits from their debut record, including “Sweet Disaster” and “Painful.”

DREAMERS rely on Ernie Ball Classic Rock N’ Roll Super Slinky electric strings, Earthwood Light Phosphor Bronze on the acoustic, and Flatwound Group III on the low end.


Fresh off their album release, Dirty Heads treated fans with a high-energy performance playing songs from their seventh recordSuper Moon. While supporting the new release, the band also played veteran favorites like “Lay Me Down” and the night’s most fitting anthem “My Sweet Summer.”

Dirty Heads can’t do it without their Ernie Ball Power Slinky Coated Titanum RPS strings on their Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass. The band also uses Power Slinky Bass strings on bass, Everlast Light Coated Phosphor Bronze strings on acoustic guitar, and Ernie Ball Clear Ukulele strings on their unmissable ukulele.

Nebraska-bred 311 helped round out the night with their genre-defying tracks — bringing together, rock, rap, reggae, and funk all into one unique performance. The band played their chart-topping hits “Amber” and “Down,” while also showcasing their newest songs from their latest release, Voyager. While being born and raised in the midwest, their sound is unmistakably associated with Southern California summers, treating fans with the perfect end-of-summer show.

311 depend on Ernie Ball Power Slinky Coated Titanium RPS and Regular Slinky RPS Nickel Wound strings to get their signature sound.

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