THE LA HUSTLE is an American "Dempsey Blues" band from Los Angeles, California formed by singer/songwriter Ken Goldstein (aka Jack Dempsey) and drummer Daniel Thomson of The Calling in 2015. The duo recorded their first songs with legends Marty Rifkin (Springsteen), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), Leland Sklar (James Taylor) and Leon Mobley (Ben Harper), after the completion of Goldstein's solo album at Capitol Records (featuring members of Keith Richard’s band, X-Pensive Winos with a horn arrangements and performance from Lee Thornburg (Tower of Power/Chicago). After several years touring, recording and licensing their own original material, the duo teamed up with lead guitarist Ryan Straw and bassist Jeff Kinsey, now permanent members of THE LA HUSTLE. The group has co-written their first record, a collection of acoustic songs called A Series of Small Victories which will be released in the Summer of 2018.
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