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Friday, January 8, 2010

Acoustic Americana Music Guide, Jan 8 to 11 UPDATE

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ACOUSTIC AMERICANA
MUSIC GUIDE & NEWS
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JANUARY 8 through 11, 2010
WEEKEND UPDATE
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With additional events and added info for the events happening THIS WEEKEND, check out who is performing live, and where, right here in the Guide. There’s the club gigs and coffeehouse shows and big venue concerts and musical forays and escapades and outbursts and demonstrations and idyllic sojourns, all in their almost unbelievable abundance, and all with generous descriptions ~
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Send your friends to check it out, at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com
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1) CURLY MUSGRAVE, IN MEMORIAM…
The celebration of western music star Curly’s life is Sat, Jan 9, at 10 am…
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Recent NEWS FEATURES…
From the Jan 3 to 11 edition at are available at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2010/01/acoustic-americana-music-guide-jan-3-to.html
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Recent NEWS FEATURES…
From the Guide’s Dec 24 through 31 edition, are available at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2009/12/acoustic-americana-music-guide-dec-24.html
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"Art is about PASSION. And passion is beyond reason." -- Donna Barnes-Roberts
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Entire contents copyright (c) © 2010, Larry Wines. All rights reserved.
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NOW, ON TO THE GUIDE’S LISTINGS!
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(1) Friday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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8 pm JOHN McCUTCHEON presented by Paniolo Productions with the California Traditional Music Society (CTMS) at Encino Community Center in Encino.
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8 pm-‘til-? 24th Annual “ELVIS BIRTHDAY BASH” moves to the The Echoplex in Echo Park; features about 35 acts, all doing songs that Elvis recorded sometime in his career.
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CANCELLED: 8 pm HOT FRITTATAS ITALIAN TRIO at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena; Venue impresario Bob Stane reports that one of the band members is under the weather, afflicted by some creeping crud…
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See the complete listings below for all the details.
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(2) Friday’s RADIO & TV SHOWS
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RADIO: Fri, Jan 8, every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“FOLK ALLEY” is a non-profit venture produced by public radio station WKSU-FM in Kent, Ohio. It often features interviews and performances as well as hosted programs with CD tracks from across the spectrum of folk / new folk / acoustic Americana. They say, “Our goal is to bring you the best in folk music, 24 hours a day, wherever you have access to the Internet.” It requires a free membership. All you need to know and to listen is at www.folkalley.com
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RADIO: Fri, Jan 8, every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“RADIO DISMUKE” is a broad and deep presentation of vintage original recordings from 1925-1935, one of the most vibrant decades in popular culture and entertainment. It’s the music of boom times of the "Roaring '20s" to the hard times of the Great Depression; from frantic Charlestons danced to by a generation of flappers to sentimental ballads performed by the early crooners; from the hot jazz bands of the top Harlem nightclubs to the popular dance bands of the formative years of the swing and big band eras. One listener commented, “How in the world do you have all of this music!? I am amazed when I tune in the magnitude of your collection! Thanks so much for sharing it!” And if you’re wondering, JANET KLEIN (Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys) brought it to the Guide’s attention. It’s accessible through several free options and offers a blog, all available at www.radiodismuke.com
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RADIO: Fri, Jan 8, Mon-Fri, on web radio:
9-11 am “THE THOMAS MILLER SHOW” is internet radio from L.A. that features unsigned indie musicians, some acoustic, some electric. In Jan 2010, Mothern Hen joins ass co-host and the show will expand its hours and move to a different studio. Info and listen on-line at www.thomasmillershow.com
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RADIO: Fri, Jan 8, every Fri, on web radio:
5 pm (Pacific) “RALPH’S BACK PORCH” broadcast from Texas, usually has live in-studio western music guests; call-in number to chat with Ralph and guests, 347 215 8849; catch the show at www.blogtalkradio.com/ralphsbackporch.
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WEB TV: Fri, Jan 8, every Fri; web video simulcast:
8-10 pm ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE, singer-songwriter or band, live from Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; info / web simulcast at www.kulakswoodshed.com - named for “Best Web Simulcast” in “The Best of 2008 / Top Ten” in FolkWorks, at www.folkworks.org/content/view/35788/166. Web page has a provision to accept a donation to help the venue pay for the uplink and band width use by those watching.
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(3) Friday’s “BEST OUT-OF-TOWN EVENTS”
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Fri, Jan 8, in Seattle:
8-10:30 pm “NORTHWEST SEAPORT CHANTEY SING” aboard the historic steamship “Virginia V” at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Monthly installment of the 2009 Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing series, a sing-a-long with authentic chanteys and songs of the sea, hosted by Wayne Palsson. A recording artist is always on board as song leader to keep the music rolling, with opportunity for anyone to lead a song or just join in the chorus. Chanteys are work songs and foc’s’le ditties with great choruses that join present-day maritime traditions and lore with those of the past. Come and lead a song of the sea or just join in on the chorus. Chanteys and sea songs are easy to learn and fun to sing. The historic passenger ferry “Virginia V,” last of the Puget Sound mosquito fleet, will be docked at the Historic Ships Wharf during the sing. Refreshments & maritime CDs available. More at 206-447-9800 or www.nwseaport.org/programs.html. Free, donations welcome.
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(4) Friday’s LOCAL FESTIVALS:
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8 pm-‘til-? 24th Annual “ELVIS BIRTHDAY BASH” moves to the The Echoplex in Echo Park; features about 35 acts, all doing songs that Elvis recorded sometime in his career.
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The Elvis Bash continues to be the nation's leading Elvis Birthday celebration drawing people from L.A. and all over the world. More performers are being added, and this year’s lineup continues the new trend established last year, to feature more women performers this year than ever before, including Michelle Shocked. Info from Art Fein, promoter, sofein@aol.com.
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See the Guide’s 8 pm listings, below, for full lineup and more.
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(5) Friday’s “LOS ANGELES AREA ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES” and related events:
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
Morning show (after 8:30 am) HEATHER LOCKIE & FRIENDS with violin, cello, clarinet, and voices, at Stories, 1716 Sunset Bl, Echo Park 90026; 213-413-3733. Venue is in the Jul ’09 ish of Sunset magazine (p.22). Summer afternoon or summer evening you can enjoy the back patio with an iced Americano, peppermint green iced tea, freshly-baked root beer flavored cookie, or an assortment of popsicles, ice cream bars and other frozen treats.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
11 am-5 pm “FREE FRIDAYS” at the LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART , 2300 E Ocean Bl, Long Beach 90803; 562-439-2119; www.lbma.org. The museum is atop a hill overlooking Long Beach harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The grounds include the Miller Education Center in the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house and carriage house built in 1912, a new pavilion with two floors of expansive gallery space for changing exhibitions, museum store, Masterson Atrium, and oceanfront gardens. There are extensive educational programs for children and adults plus changing exhibitions that include festivals, music programs, and special events. Current programs at www.lbma.org/exhibits.html. Museum admission is free every Friday, with support form the L.A. County Arts Commission (www.lacountyarts.org); all other days, admission is $7 adults, $6 students & srs over age 62 (current I.D. required); always free for mbrs and children under age 12.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
5-8 pm “CLAREMONT GREEN MARKET” features acoustic music inside and outside the Packing House in the new West Claremont Center, 532 W First St (just W of Indian Hill), Claremont 91711; www.claremontpackinghouse.com/home.htm. This was formerly on Wednesdays, and has switched to Fridays. A resident musician here is RON ELY, who plays authentic and original songs of the sea, and more, at Bonita & Yale Av. More at www.myspace.com/ronely. Ron tells us, “It's all about ‘going GREEN,’ and should be promoted and supported. They’ve expanded with a Farmer's Market each Friday evening, outside this same venue, the Packing House, a fully rehabilitated old building, a real packing house, and Historical Landmark. It's put-on by the non-profit ‘Claremont Forum,’ (www.claremontforum.org) that sponsors the "Prison Library Project," sending books to those incarcerated.”
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
5:30-10 pm “MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL” along Myrtle Av, in old downtown Monrovia. It’s year-round and weekly, a street festival and farmers market, that’s been running 17 years. KATTYWOMPUS STRING BAND plays 8-10 pm at 412 S Myrtle Av; contact Jennifer Ranger, 877-365-5744. RON ELY does authentic and original maritime songs most weeks, usually at Myrtle Av & Colorado or Myrtle Av and Lemon Av, on the North end of the festival. Artist’s info, www.myrecordlabel.net/ronely. There’s lots of other music throughout old town Monrovia, several acoustic performers each week – singer-songwriters, duos or bands – plus specialty vendors, lots of food, and local merchants. Event is large during the summer when it includes a carnival (rock climbing wall, balloon man, bubble man, petting zoo, pony rides, etc.) It scales-down from 4 blocks to 2 blocks during winter months, following the Christmas holidays. Myrtle Av exit, N of 210 Fwy, free parking, free event.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
6-9 pm DAVE OSTI and DEANNA COGAN jam-out on acoustic classic rock tunes every Friday at the Mayan Bar, 311 W Foothill Bl, Monrovia.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
6-8 pm OPEN MIC at Fendi's Café, 539 East Bixby Rd (near Atlantic), Long Beach; 562-424-4774.
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Fri, Jan 8, 2nd Fri, every month:
7 pm ”FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS AT CALIFORNIA PLAZA” is a free concert series under the stars at CASA Cocina & Cantina, (located at California Plaza / Grand Performances), 350 S Grand Av, Los Angeles 90013; 213-621-2249. California Plaza and its famous water court fountains are nestled beneath L.A.’s tallest skyscrapers, a pedestrian mall walk from MOCA, and offer a majestic surrounding for sight and sound. Seating is available at Casa’s Outdoor Lounge and Concert Courtyard. Live musical performances maye be acoustic or electric from just about any genre, so check before you go. Presented by Casa Downtown and lafreebee.com. Enjoy a complimentary drink while supplies last if you call to RSVP in advance at Casa Downtown (number above). Valet parking is $8 (that’s cheaper than self-parking). Some street parking is available. Event is free.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
7-9:30 pm ROB KLOPFENSTEIN “& guests joining him at the piano,” at the Whale and Ale, 327 W 7th St, San Pedro; 310-832-0363; www.whaleandale.com. No cover charge for bar or dinner patrons.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri, in Tehachapi:
CANCELLED; VENUE HAS CLOSED: 7 pm ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE at Mama HillyBeans Coffee & Community, 426 E Tehachapi Bl, Tehachapi; www.mamahillybeans.com; 661-822-BEAN. Venue has great ambience, and food "made from scratch and about 95% organic." Traveling acts have varying admission prices; check venue's web site.
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Fri, Jan 8, 2nd Fri, every month; in Seaside:
7-9 pm “KIKI WOW & FRIENDS” at Borders Books & Music, 2080 California St, Seaside 93955. For all of you have clamored to know “Whatever happened to Kiki Wow?” – just take a drive up the coast, and you can see and hear for yourself.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
7:30 pm “OPEN MIC” at the Unurban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Bl (at 33rd), Santa Monica; 310-315-0056; www.unurban.com
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Fri, Jan 8; film screening:
7:45 pm ”LIFE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE” presented by The Topanga Peace Alliance at Yoga Desa in the Pine Tree Circle shopping center, 120 Topanga Canyon Bl, Topanga 90290. (Film Night series is moved to the Second Friday, thiss month only; usually on the first Friday, every month.)
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In the words of the film maker, Anna Baltzer, “The purpose of my presentation and book is to provide those interested in the Israel / Palestine conflict with critical information and documentation that can be difficult to obtain through mainstream U.S. media sources, and to encourage dialogue towards taking action on the issue. My hope is that my presentation and book will offer a thoughtful perspective given my background as the granddaughter of Polish-born Holocaust refugees. I see it as my responsibility to expose the injustices of today in light of - not in spite of - those of the past.”
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Please do not disturb the yoga class in session before the event. Snack potluck at 7:45; bring wine, cheese, dip, fruit or crackers. Film starts at 8 pm. RSVP to Julie: at 310-455-9389 or just drop in. More info at www.TopangaPeaceAlliance.org. Requested donation $10. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
MISS MICKEY CHAMPION at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel bar, 1401 S Oak Knoll Av, Pasadena; 626-568-3900. L.A.’s legendary blueswoman plays an every-Fri & Sat residency. Artist info: www.mickeychampion.net. Start time varies; call venue.
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Fri, Jan 8; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JOHN McCUTCHEON presented by Paniolo Productions with the California Traditional Music Society (CTMS) at Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Bl, Encino. Info & tix, www.ctmsfolkmusic.org. He’s a genuine folk legend. Tix at www.panioloproductions.com/events.html. Tix $22 advance, $25 door; $18 for CTMS members.
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Fri, Jan 8; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm-‘til-? Annual “ELVIS BIRTHDAY BASH” moves to the The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Bl (underneath the bridge, near Sunset Bl), Echo Park; 213-413-8200. www.attheecho.com. This is the 24th year of this Charity event honoring the late Elvis Presley on his birthday. Paul Marshall (I See Hawks in L.A.) tells us, “Elvis is another year older and it’ll be an all-night celebration at the Echoplex. Elvis's birthday party features about 35 acts, all doing songs that Elvis recorded sometime in his career. Could be hits, could be obscurities. Could be great, could be... oh, it will be great! I'll play bass, open the show with a song, and back up some of the artists. All proceeds go to a worthy charity.”
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Lineup, and songs each act is performing, where known (as of Jan 6, with more being added…)
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Jimmy Angel – “Elvis & Marilyn” & “Blue Suede Shoes”
Big Manny –
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The Buckhenries – “Latest Flame”
Ray Campi – “You’re A Heartbreaker”
Count Smokula
Justin Curtis – “That’s Alright”
Danny Dean – “Little Sister”
Dusk Devils – “Party,” “Tweedle Dee”
Lori DeWitt & Todd Eckhart – “Anyway You Want Me"
Lisa Finnie – “Big Hunk O Love”
Groovy Rednecks
Carlos Guitarlos – “Promised Land” & “Don’t Be Cruel”
Skip Heller – “Gentle On My Mind”
Candye Kane – “Love Me Tender” & “So Glad You’re Mine”
Barry Holdship – “I Beg Of You” & “I Gotta Know”
Hotrod Hillbillies – “Latest Flame” & “Devil In Disguise”
Lightnin’ Willie – “Paralyzed” & “My Babe”
Lynda Kay – “In The Ghetto”
Manny – “She’s Not You” & “Tutti Fruitti”
Paul Marshall – “My Happiness”
Rip Masters – “Apron Strings” & “The Wonder Of You”
Charlotte Orlove –
Harry Orlove –
Dave Raven – “Jailhouse Rock”
Michelle Shocked – “Crying In The Chapel” & “Mystery Train”
Frank Lee Sprague – “Blue Moon of Kentucky” & “Ain’t That Lovin You”
Greg Smith – “Heartbreak Hotel”
South Bay Surfers
Stardust Wranglers – “Paralyzed” & “Got a Lot of Livin”
3 Balls of Fire – “Now Or Never”
Topa Twisters – “I’m Right You’re” “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”
Whiteboy James – “Tryin’ To Get To You”
Fred Willard – “Faded Love”
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The Elvis Bash continues to be the nation's leading Elvis Birthday celebration drawing people from L.A. and all over the world. More performers are being added, and this year’s lineup continues the new trend established last year, to feature more women performers this year than ever before, including Michelle Shocked. Info from Art Fein, promoter, sofein@aol.com.
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Fri, Jan 8; film screening:
8 pm Award-winning documentary “FRIENDLY FIRE: EXPOSING GULF WAR SYNDROME” presented by The Topanga Peace Alliance. Details at www.TopangaPeaceAlliance.org. Free event - seating limited.
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Fri, Jan 8; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
CANCELLED: 8 pm The HOT FRITTATAS ITALIAN TRIO at the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; info www.coffeegallery.com; reservations, 626-398-7917.
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The Hot Frittatas serve up tasty arrangements of traditional Italian, Sicilian and other European musical delicacies. Based in the Bay Area, this lively trio has been together for nearly 10 years. Their third CD, "What's Next?" has just been released, including spirited and passionate tangos, tarantellas, polkas and mazurkas, and also including some food-friendly, dance-friendly tunes from France, Mexico and Brazil.
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They have produced two CDs and perform regularly at wineries, festivals and Italian events throughout Northern California, Oregon and Nevada. Their music has been used by several independent filmmakers, and their original music has been used on the ABC-TV series, “The Bachelor.” Recent performances include Portland’s Festa Italiana, Reno’s Festa Italiana, the San Francisco Mandolin Festival, the Cotati Accordion Festival, Napa’s COPIA Center, and the nationally-syndicated radio show, “West Coast Live.”
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Venue impresario and Folk Alliance FAR West Ambassador Award honoree Bob Stane says, “Featuring accordion, mandolin, fiddle and guitar, the Hot Frittatas are hotter than ever. Come find out ‘What's Next?’ and listen for yourself. Tarantellas, tangos, polkas and espresso. Buon appetito!” Tix, $15.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
8-10:30 pm THE PLOUGHBOYS play an every-Friday residency at the Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Bl, Los Feliz 90039; www.lawrysonline.com/tamoshanter_gen_info.asp; 323-664-0228. Venue serves ale & sandwiches. Band member Mark Romano says, “Great food, drinks, dancing, and of course, music!” More at www.theploughboys.com. All ages, no cover.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
8 pm THE BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND plus a headliner, most Fri & Sat nights, with BBHB opening for “some of the best blues music headliners in the industry,” at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349. The venue claims, “This is the greatest house band in America. Members over the years have included musicians who have played with Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, The Pointer Sisters, The Jeff Healey Band and influences from John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison and Eric Burden.” Fri & Sat nights bring local blues bands as well as national acts. Acts booked include Chris Cain, Lil Charlie and the Nite Cats, Coco Montoya, Rod Piazza, James Intveld, Rosie Flores, Duke Robillard, Guitar Shorty, Gary Hoey, Wumbloozo, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash and more. Website has lineups for specific dates and a tix link. Venue serves dinner Fri & Sat, 7 pm-2 am. Advance tix, reservations, recommended (club is now only holding tables only until 8:30 pm).
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
8-10 pm ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE, singer-songwriter or band, at Kulak's Woodshed, 5230-1/2 Laurel Canyon Bl, North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; info / web simulcast at www.kulakswoodshed.com - named for “Best Web Simulcast” in “The Best of 2008 / Top Ten” in FolkWorks, at www.folkworks.org/content/view/35788/166. All artists donate their performances; venue is supported by donations, and asks $10 per attendee in lieu of a cover charge.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri, in Temecula:
8 pm “LIVE AT THE MERC” music series at The Mercantile, 42051 Main St, Temecula 92590. Series info and schedules at www.LiveattheMerc.com or 951-491-9053. Tix at www.temeculatheater.org. Every Friday, it’s “exclusive, intimate performances from the best bands - in Temecula's best club space,” known as "The Merc," in a series presented by Full Value Entertainment. One of Temecula's beautifully restored original buildings, it now serves as a performance venue that hosts music four days each week. Doors at 7:30 pm for the best seats. Gen’l admission, $15; srs/student.military discounts available.
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Fri, Jan 8, every Fri:
9 pm LIVE MUSIC (artists tba) for listening & dancing at the Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21635 Devonshire St (Devonshire & Owensmouth), Chatsworth 91311; www.cowboypalace.com; 818-341-0166. Live music 7 nights a week, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric. Preceded by free line dance lessons with Marie, 7-9 pm. No cover.
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(1) Saturday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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SOLD OUT: 7 pm DAVE STAMEY at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena; try for tonight’s waiting list…
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SOLD OUT: 8 pm ALEX DePUE and MIGUEL DE HOYOS play Russ & Julie's House Concert series in Oak Park.
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8 pm JOYCE WOODSON, JOHN YORK, & ROBERT MORGAN FISHER play the new “WEST VALLEY LIVE MUSIC SERIES” - JEFF GOLD’S series at West Valley Music in West Hills.
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8 pm ED GERHARD plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House in Covina.
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8-10 pm SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND plus TRACY NEWMAN & THE REINFORCEMENTS at Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood.
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8 pm monthly “SABRINA & CRAIG'S ACOUSTIC L.A.” with this month’s recording artist guests ROBBIE LONGLEY and SEVERIN BROWNE at Cahuenga General Store (aka Hallenbecks) in North Hollywood.
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8 pm AL KOOPER plays McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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9 pm-1 am WUMBLOOZO at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank.
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“FOLK ALLEY” is a non-profit venture produced by public radio station WKSU-FM in Kent, Ohio. It often features interviews and performances as well as hosted programs with CD tracks from across the spectrum of folk / new folk / acoustic Americana. They say, “Our goal is to bring you the best in folk music, 24 hours a day, wherever you have access to the Internet.” It requires a free membership. All you need to know and to listen is at www.folkalley.com
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“RADIO DISMUKE” is a broad and deep presentation of vintage original recordings from 1925-1935, one of the most vibrant decades in popular culture and entertainment. It’s the music of boom times of the "Roaring '20s" to the hard times of the Great Depression; from frantic Charlestons danced to by a generation of flappers to sentimental ballads performed by the early crooners; from the hot jazz bands of the top Harlem nightclubs to the popular dance bands of the formative years of the swing and big band eras. One listener commented, “How in the world do you have all of this music!? I am amazed when I tune in the magnitude of your collection! Thanks so much for sharing it!” And if you’re wondering, JANET KLEIN (Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys) brought it to the Guide’s attention. It’s accessible through several free options and offers a blog, all available at www.radiodismuke.com
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, on broadcast & web radio:
6-8 am “ALIVE & PICKING” hosted by MARY KATHERINE ALDIN on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, worldwide at www.kpfk.com. As you may know, we do not usually list radio shows UNLESS they feature live acoustic performances. This show does not. But L.A. remains the least diverse radio market in the US (even though it’s the largest US radio market), so any show that spins folk-Americana CDs in this town is cause for celebration. And, KPFK has vacillated on whether or not Mary Katherine’s show will be aired regularly, or at all. Please take note, and let KPFK hear your preferences.
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, on broadcast & web radio:
9-10 am TRISH LESTER is a performing guest on “Around the Barn” on KHTS AM 1220 radio in Santa Clarita. Trish says, “There will be other guests, some chat + Trish will play guitar and sing a couple of songs.” If you're outside the broadcast area, it’s simulcast live at www.hometownstation.com.
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, on web radio:
Noon-1 pm “UNSIGNED MUSIC SHOW” on WPMD with TEE-M and MIKE STARK is “a genre-busting show, where the UNsigned Revolution is on.” On the web at http://wpmd.org. Mike and TEE-M spin CDs 11 am-noon “from cutting-edge indie artists and bands,” (acoustic and electric) then welcome guests at noon, usually for all-acoustic live performances. The show rebroadcasts through the week; check site for details.
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, on web radio:
1-3 pm “CONTINENTAL DRIFT” Celtic and British Isle folk show, on KUSP in Santa Cruz, includes live performance-interviews with host CINDY ODOM on her long-running show. From the highlands of Scotland to the midlands of England and beyond, it’s traditional and contemporary music from Ireland and the other British Isles, with Celtic lore and Celtic-influenced folk and ethnic music from Europe and North America. Info, playlists, and web simulcast at www.kusp.org.
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, alternate Saturdays, on web radio:
1:30 pm (Pacific) “ACOUSTIC HARMONY,” hosted by Mark Michaelis, from WGDR at 91.1 FM in the Green Mountains of Vermont, simulcast at www.wgdr.org. Mark sometimes hosts folk and acoustic renaissance artists in-studio for all-acoustic performance-interviews. He says, “The focus is on contemporary and traditional folk, singer-songwriters and local artists, but a little of anything and everything might creep-in. Whether it's Celtic, bluegrass, world music or even rock or blues, as long as it's got beautiful harmonies and melodies you might here it here on a Saturday afternoon.” More info, playlists, and archived performance-interviews at www.acoustic-harmony.com.
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, on broadcast & web radio:
3-5 pm (Pacific) “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION” on KPCC 89.3 FM in Los Angeles, simulcast at www.scpr.org. The long-running NPR variety show always features live performances and skits and stories with host GARRISON KEILLOR, a regular cast of recording artists, and guests, whether broadcasting from various live venues across America, or from its home base in Minnesota. This initial “live” broadcast tiume each weekend is standard everywhere, though repeat times vary by station. In L.A., the show is broadcast on KPCC 89.3 FM, and repeats Saturday night, 6-8 pm and Sunday Noon-2 pm. But if you’re in L.A., it’s much better to find a web simulcast from somewhere; that’s because KPCC has no other music shows and they do not know how to control the levels for music performances, causing frequent peaking and signal cut-out. (KPCC erroneously claims to be the “exclusive Southern California home” of APHC,” but you can catch it on KCLU at 4 pm Sat & 10 am Sun.)
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, on web radio:
3-5 pm (Pacific) “MY KIND OF BLUES” web radio show crafted and hosted by renowned blues man BERNIE PEARL, every Sat on www.wpmd.org. The show often has Bernie reminiscing about the blues greats with whom he has performed, and features thematic sets with “behind the music” -style tales of the songs and the artists. More at www.berniepearl.com - www.myspace.com/berniepearl
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, on broadcast & web radio:
3-4 pm “THIS AMERICAN LIFE” hosted by veteran NPR producer Ira Glass is a weekly public radio program broadcast locally on KCLU from Thousand Oaks, 88.3 FM in West SFV & Ventura County, 102.3 FM & 1340 AM in Santa Barbara; web simulcast at www.kclu.org. The show “pushes the envelope of radio performance with a show that's part journalism, part arts, and entirely compelling and unique.” The show has a chosen theme each week, for which Glass does a story or two, and he invites a variety of writers and performers to take a whack at the theme. The result is stories, monologues, short radio plays, miniature documentaries, "found recordings" and original works for radio.
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, on broadcast & web radio:
4-6 pm (Pacific) “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION” on KCLU from Thousand Oaks, 88.3 FM in West SFV & Ventura County, 102.3 FM & 1340 AM in Santa Barbara; web simulcast at www.kclu.org. The long-running NPR variety show always features live performances and skits and stories, including the signature monologue “News from Lake Wobegon” by host GARRISON KEILLOR, along with a regular cast of recording artists and guests; it’s broadcast from its home base in Minnesota or various live venues across America. The initial “live” broadcast time every Saturday (3 pm Pacific) is standard most places, though repeat times Sat & Sun vary by station. KCLU (KPCC erroneously claims to be the “exclusive Southern California home” of APHC,” but you can catch it on KCLU at 4 pm Sat & 10 am Sun.)
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WEB TV: Sat, Jan 9, 2nd Sat, every month; in Lake Elizabeth & web simulcast:
5-10 pm “EAST OF NOWHERE JAM & POTLUCK” at a private residence in Lake Elizabeth 93532; call for info & directions, 661-724-1064. Sponsors say, “Bring your axe, your voice, your ears and something to eat and/or drink. We’ll have a ball!” For the first time, the monthly event will be simulcast on the web, at http://lakesandvalleys.camstreams.com.
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, on broadcast & web radio:
6-8 pm (Pacific) “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION” rebroadcast on KPCC 89.3 FM in Los Angeles, simulcast at www.scpr.org. The long-running NPR variety show always features live performances and skits and stories with host GARRISON KEILLOR, a regular cast of recording artists, and guests, whether broadcasting from various live venues across America, or from its home base in Minnesota. The initial “live” broadcast time each weekend is standard everywhere, though repeat times vary by station. In L.A., the show is broadcast on KPCC 89.3 FM from 3-5 pm, and repeats Saturday night, 6-8 pm and Sunday Noon-2 pm. But if you’re in L.A., it’s much better to find a web simulcast from somewhere else; that’s because KPCC has no other music shows and they do not know how to control the levels for music performances, causing frequent peaking and signal cut-out. (KPCC erroneously claims to be the “exclusive Southern California home” of APHC,” but you can catch it on KCLU at 4 pm Sat & 10 am Sun.)
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RADIO: Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, on broadcast & web radio:
7-9 pm “WEST COAST LIVE” hosted by Sedge Thompson is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in San Francisco, broadcast locally on KCLU from Thousand Oaks, 88.3 FM in West SFV & Ventura County, 102.3 FM & 1340 AM in Santa Barbara; web simulcast at www.kclu.org. The show is a nationally-distributed radio variety show performed live in front of a live audience, with author interviews, music, and comedy.
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WEB TV: Sat, Jan 9, every Sat; web video simulcast:
8-10 pm SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND plus TRACY NEWMAN & THE REINFORCEMENTS, live from Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; info / web simulcast at www.kulakswoodshed.com - named for “Best Web Simulcast” in “The Best of 2008 / Top Ten” in FolkWorks, at www.folkworks.org/content/view/35788/166. Web page has a provision to accept a donation to help the venue pay for the uplink and band width use by those watching.
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10 pm-midnight “AMERICAN ROUTES” hosted by Nick Spitzer is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, broadcast locally on KCLU from Thousand Oaks, 88.3 FM in West SFV & Ventura County, 102.3 FM & 1340 AM in Santa Barbara; web simulcast at www.kclu.org. The show presents a broad range of American and Americana music, from blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. Now in its 9th year on the air, “American Routes explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music, and how they are distinguished.”
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11 pm-12 am “AUSTIN CITY LIMITS” on KLCS (check your cable co.; broadcast TV Ch. 58). Recent editions have happily featured classic Americana artists, rather than the dearth of alt rockers who dominated for several months.
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Sat, Jan 9, in Encinitas (San Diego):
7:30 pm JOHN McCUTCHEON plays the San Diego Folk Heritage series at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas; 858-566-4040; www.sdfolkheritage.org
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8-10:30 am FREE ACOUSTIC CONCERT at Strings Music Store, 146 N Glendora Av, Ste 101, Glendora 91741; 626-914 4100. Sometimes featuring VIN FIZ FLYER. Another in a series of MORNING concerts. Free entertainment, tips only, in a great place, with nice people and good music. Vin Fiz Flyer tells us, “Old town Glendora is a kinda sleepy small Midwest town plopped into Southern California. These early morning concerts sound like a wacky idea, but they’re well-attended by musicians as well as music lovers! A car club meets at the Cafe next door every Saturday for breakfast, and they park their assorted ‘babies’ out front for you to peruse too. Come on by and start your weekend out right.” Check with venue to see if there is a concert scheduled for today.
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Sat, Jan 9, recurring:
8:30 am DARK & STORMY BAND (with the Hinkley Soaring duo of PETE KALMUS & SHARON KUNDE) bring their catchy songs and voices to the Pasadena Farmer's Market. More at http://myspace.com/petekalmus.
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Pete was among the winners in mandolin at this year’s Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest. He says, “There's no way I'm getting out and playing music 8:30 am every Saturday.” So check Pete’s myspace page to see if they’ll be there. Sharon plays flute. Free.
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Sat, Jan 9:
10 am-1 pm “CELEBRATION OF CURLY MUSGRAVE’S LIFE” with many western music stars paying musical tribute, at Pomona First Baptist Church, 586 N Main St, Pomona 91768. The Church owns the whole block between Main Street and Geary Av. You may enter from either street.
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There's a tribute page for Curly Musgrave established by Margo Metegrano at CowboyPoetry.com - www.cowboypoetry.com/musgrave.htm. It includes information about a "quiet fund," a "stay-at-home benefit," and the Jan 9 celebration of Curly's life. There are photos and more, and remembrances are welcome. The page will be updated regularly.
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Read Larry Wines’ tribute to the late star of Western music, and all-around good guy, in FolkWorks at www.folkworks.org/content/view/36332/166 (currently on the online front page at www.folkworks.org).
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Sat, Jan 9, every Sat:
11 am-12:30 pm “PACIFIC SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP” with G. F. MLELY, at Theater & Cabaret, 1535 Termino Av, Long Beach 90804. Info, Billie Kalua, songwriters@jazcraft.net or 562-494-9627. Ongoing, began Mar 31, 2007. $15 per workshop, minimum 4 workshops payable in advance; pre-registration required.
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EPOXIE UNPLUGGED plays the “Saturday Youth Program” show (for young children) at Pershing Square Concert Series, 532 S Olive St, downtown L.A. 90013; www.laparks.org. Ride the Red Line subway and avoid expensive downtown parking. Ice skating available daily (including holidays), Nov 19-Jan 18 for $6 (+$2 skate rental, if you need them). It’s “the coolest way to add a little winter chill to the holidays without spending a lot of money.” Local food is sparse on weekends, unless you walk to the Grand Central Market. Concert is free.
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Sat, Jan 9; workshop for artists:
1-3 pm “THE ADVENTURE OF SELF DISCOVERY WRITING WORKSHOP” begins at The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; reservations 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. Session dates are Saturdays, Jan 9, 1-3 pm; Jan 16, 10 am-noon; Jan 23, 11 am-1 pm; Jan 30, 11 am-1 pm; Feb 6, 11 am-1 pm; Feb 13, 11 am-1 pm; Feb 27, 11 am-1 pm; Mar 6, 11 am-1 pm; Mar 13, 11 am-1 pm. Performances of completed work are Sun, Mar 28, 1-3 pm, and Sat, Apr 3, 1 pm-3 pm. The workshop is taught by Norma Fain Pratt, Ph. D., the founder and Artistic Director of Telling Tales Theatre. She is the publisher of the experimental press, Quesadilla Press. For registration and more info, contact Pratt at nfpratt@earthlink.net or 626-712-7231. Tuition is $125 for new and returning participants---Scholarships available.
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Sat, Jan 9, 2nd Sat, every month; in Tehachapi:
2-5 pm Monthly “FIDDLE JAM” at Veterans Hall, 125 East F Street, Tehachapi. Second Sat, Jan 9, every month. Info: Leslie Schoenberg, California State Old Time Fiddlers Association, District 3, 661-821-0800. Every second Saturday, fiddlers and pickers are all welcome to join in the fun and learn some new fiddle tunes. All ages welcome as well as those who want to listen and tap their toes; www.tehachapi.com.
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Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, in Temecula:
2:30 pm “GOSPEL AT THE MERC” music series at The Mercantile, 42051 Main St, Temecula 92590. Every Saturday afternoon, it’s “a variety show and features traditional, contemporary and jazz influenced Gospel music. Each week will showcase different soloists and Gospel mime dancers,” in a series presented by Lillian Crawford. Series info, www.americantowns.com/ca/temecula/events/gospel-at-the-merc-2009-07-18
One of Temecula's beautifully restored original buildings, The Merc now serves as a performance venue that hosts music four days each week. Gen’l admission, $15; srs/student.military discounts available.
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4-6 pm SHAPE NOTE / SACRED HARP, “The Learners Group” in Santa Monica. Call Laura for location: 310-450-3516.
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5-10 pm “EAST OF NOWHERE JAM & POTLUCK” at a private residence in Lake Elizabeth 93532; call for info & directions, 661-724-1064. Sponsors say, “Bring your axe, your voice, your ears and something to eat and/or drink. We’ll have a ball!” For the first time, the monthly event will be simulcast on the web, at http://lakesandvalleys.camstreams.com.
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Sat, Jan 9, 2nd Sat, every month; in the OC:
6:30 pm Blues legend BERNIE PEARL plays a monthly duet show with pianist DWAYNE SMITH at Iva Lee's in San Clemente. This is Bernie & Dwayne’s every-second Saturday show, and Bernie usually plays this one electric. He was great performing live acoustic on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” in March 2007. Artist info, www.berniepearl.com.
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6:30-10:30 pm Weekly BLUEGRASS CONCERT at Me n’ Ed’s Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl (at Carson), Lakewood; 562-421-8908.
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Sat, Jan 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
SOLD OUT: 7 pm DAVE STAMEY at the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; info www.coffeegallery.com; reservations, 626-398-7917. Venue impresario and Folk Alliance FAR West Ambassador Award honoree Bob Stane says, “If you got reservations, please show up 30 minutes early. If you cannot come, please phone us. The waiting list is good.”
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Voted “Male Performer of the Year” by the Western Music Association, and winner of the “Will Rogers Award” for “Male Vocalist of the Year” from the Academy of Western Artists, and a five-time nominee for “Songwriter Of The Year,” before winning that award, Dave Stamey is one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. His vast repertoire of classic and original Western folk music represents a link between today's Americana singer-songwriters and the old-time cowboy balladeers. He has delighted audiences in seven states, and has found that he prefers this type of work to being stomped by angry horses. Tix, $25.
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7 pm “GRASSROOTS ACOUSTICA” monthly charity-benefit showcase presents its “3rd ANNUAL AULD LANG SYNE EDITION – ONE DEGREE TO EDWARD TREE,” with a full lineup of performers, at The Talking Stick, 1411c Lincoln Bl, Venice 92091; www.thetalkingstick.net. Performing host MARK ISLAM says, “All of the performers, [make] good on their promise to busk their hearts out… new songs & everything… a Who's Hoot.” Past lineups have included Grammy winners / nominees and a Village Voice OBIE Award winner. Mark continues, “There's no shortage of acoustic eclecticism in Los Angeles.” All shows in the series benefit charity; this time, it’s for The Serra Project (www.serraproject.org). More on Grassroots Acoustica, and lineup for tonight’s show, at www.grassrootsacoustica.org. No cover charge, but every show is a benefit for a nonprofit or charity.
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Sat, Jan 9, 2nd Sat, every month:
7-9:30 pm Monthly “SATURDAY [MUSIC] WORKSHOPS” series at the Valley Life Improvement Center, 10667 White Oak Av (at Chatsworth St), Granada Hills 91344; 818-366-9899. Info & reservations, www.moreart.us; 818-428-1377. Produced by CATHY SEGAL GARCIA, a major figure on the L.A. jazz scene. Cathy says, “Nibbles and such available on site for purchase.”
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Sat, Jan 9, every Sat:
7-9 pm “JUST PLAIN FOLKS ORANGE COUNTY” Group Singing, sponsored by the local chapter of the international Just Plain Folks; for info & loc, go to www.JPFolks.org.
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Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, in Palmdale:
7 pm ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE at Butler's Coffee, 40125 10th St.West, Suite I, Palmdale 93551; 661-272-9530. Butler's owners, Pam & David Logan, are long-time lovers and supporters of acoustic music. Indeed, Pam is an accomplished musician and a member of the BROWNE SISTERS, Celtic festival favorites who earned a “Listener Favorite” on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” The venue serves food and drink, featuring fresh-roasted coffee, in a rich, comfortable setting. Butler's music guy, Kevin Burton Smith, has had great success in attracting excellent acoustic music to Butler's.
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CANCELLED; VENUE HAS CLOSED: 7 pm ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE at Mama HillyBeans Coffee & Community, 426 E Tehachapi Bl, Tehachapi; www.mamahillybeans.com; 661-822-BEAN. Venue has great ambience, and food "made from scratch and about 95% organic." Traveling acts have varying admission prices; check venue's web site.
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Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, in Temecula:
7 & 9 pm “COUNTRY AT THE MERC” music series at The Mercantile, 42051 Main St, Temecula 92590. Every Saturday night, “country band THE RANCH ROCKERS plays current country music to back-up multiple performers in an Opry-style.” Series info & tix, www.temeculatheater.org. The Merc is one of Temecula's beautifully restored original buildings that now serves as a performance venue, hosting live music four days each week. The 9 pm performances feature mature subject matter, so parental discretion is advised at the late show. Gen’l admission, $15; srs/student.military discounts available.
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7:30-10:30 pm GRATEFUL DUDES weekly bluegrass concert at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24500 Lyons Ave, Newhall; 661-259-6733. (Lyons exit, just off I-5.) This a long-running series, often, with very impressive performing guests.
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7:30 pm “RANCH PARTY” evening of country & Americana roots music performances, on the West Patio Stage, Original Farmers Market, 3rd & Fairfax, L.A. Presented by EB’s Beer & Wine Bar. Performers have included DAVID SERBY, GRANT LANGSTON, 29 MULES, BOB WOODRUFF, OLD BULL, PSYCHEDELIC COWBOYS, PAUL CHESNE, NICOLE GORDON, and BUCKSWORTH. Parking: 2 hours free with validation from EB’s Beer & Wine Bar. $3 for the third hour; $1 for each additional 20 minutes; $15 max. Addt’l parking at The Grove, next door. Get validation for their structure from Grove merchants. No cover.
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MISS MICKEY CHAMPION at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel bar, 1401 S Oak Knoll Av, Pasadena; 626-568-3900. L.A.’s legendary blueswoman plays an every-Fri & Sat residency. Artist info: www.mickeychampion.net. Start time varies; call venue.
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Sat, Jan 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ED GERHARD plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. More at www.virtuerecords.com. Tix, $20.
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8 pm JOYCE WOODSON, JOHN YORK, & ROBERT MORGAN FISHER play the new monthly “WEST VALLEY LIVE MUSIC SERIES” - JEFF GOLD’S new series at West Valley Music, 24424 Vanowen Street, West Hills (1/2 blk W of Valley Circle Bl, 3 miles N of 101 Fwy); 818-992-4142.
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JOHN YORK was a member of the landmark band, THE BYRDS. JOYCE WOODSON has won top honors in Western music, and both she and ROBERT MORGAN FISHER were named in FolkWorks among the Top Ten / Best of 2008 Singer-Songwriters in Los Angeles.
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Mark Humphreys, chair of Trough Records, says, “This month's live music series once again features three outstanding singer-songwriters in a unique, intimate setting. Jeff Gold, who is running this great new series, is providing a much-needed quality venue for original music in the West San Fernando Valley. As a leading proponent of the Southern California acoustic music community, we at Trough Records support -- and encourage all of our friends to support -- this important addition to the musical diversity of Los Angeles.” Refreshments included with admission, $15.
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Sat & Sun, Jan 9 &10; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm (7 pm Sun) AL KOOPER plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $26.50.
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Sat, Jan 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
SOLD OUT: 8 pm ALEX DePUE and MIGUEL DE HOYOS play Russ & Julie's House Concert series in Oak Park (Agoura Hills / Thousand Oaks area). Reservations get directions, at houseconcertlist@jrp-graphics.com.
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Russ & Julie say, it’s “a house concert for the truly AMAZING duo of Alex DePue & Miguel De Hoyos. When Bob Stane of the Coffee Gallery Backstage called us and said ‘You have to book these guys, it'll be the best show you have all year!’ We responded, ‘Who?’ and ‘When can we see them?’ Bob has been booking venues (including the Ice House in Pasadena) for over 50 years and has booked some of the best musicians of all time... so we ran out to see ALEX DePUE and MIGUEL DE HOYOS. He was right, they are INCREDIBLY TALENTED AND EXCITING. Alex is a 2-time national fiddle champion and Miguel is one of the leading guitarists in Mexico. We saw them twice during 2009 and were completely BLOWN AWAY both times! We can't wait to share their magic with you.”
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Your editor has seen them too, and concurs with the enthusiastic superlatives. This duo's music is a jaw-dropping tour de force of Latin, classic rock and show tunes designed to bring audience members to their feet. Standing ovations are the norm not the exception. A chance meeting south of the border, in the Baja coastal town of La Mision, melded the talents of these two stellar musicians known for their fiery performances. Alex Depue and Miguel De Hoyos have recorded two CDs together that are sure to turn some heads. There’s rock ‘n roll on the fiddle and guitar featuring "Dust In The Wind" by Kansas, Led Zeppelin’s "Stairway To Heaven," "All I Ask" from “The Phantom Of The Opera,” and much more.
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ALEX DePUE – a National Fiddle Champion - began taking classical violin lessons at age five. He won his first major competition at age 10, and later - at age 16 - won a competition that entitled him to perform at Carnegie Hall. He has been ranked among the top 10 fiddlers in the nation at the Grand Masters Fiddling Championship.
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MIGUEL De HOYOS is one of the foremost guitarists in all of Mexico. Russ and Julie add, “To say that they are amazing together is quite an understatement. We guarantee one of the best shows you'll see all year! Certainly a GREAT way to start our 2010 series.”
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Check out these short video clips of Alex DePue & Miguel De Hoyos -
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br8bpAmQQ4M
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqH-noIhGgM
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More at www.houseconcerts.us and www.myspace.com/russjuliehouseconcerts. And there are MANY performance videos from Russ & Julie’s series on YouTube, at www.youtube.com/russjuliehousecncrts
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Sat, Jan 9, 2nd Sat, every month; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm monthly “SABRINA & CRAIG'S ACOUSTIC L.A.” with this month’s recording artist guests ROBBIE LONGLEY and SEVERIN BROWNE at Cahuenga General Store (aka Hallenbecks), 5510 Cahuenga Bl, North Hollywood 91601; www.MySpace.com/CahuengaGeneralStore; 818-985-5916.
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Sabrina and Craig say, “Robert Earl Longley is an artist that must be seen and heard - his music and his talent are truly amazing. His unique brand of ‘nuevo flamenco’ brought our audience to its feet at his last Acoustic L.A. perfomance. Robby will be joined by singer-songwriter-entertainer extraordinaire, Severin Browne who always delights.”
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ROBBY LONGLEY, aka Robert Earl Longley (www.RobertEarlLongley.com) won first place in 8 consecutive guitar competitions before choosing to play his own music, unencumbered by limitations of style or tradition. A classic- and flamenco- trained virtuoso, his world-class level, jaw-dropping technique is now in the service of music that is totally his own -- 10 albums, three film scores and counting. His unique virtuosity brings life to original pieces that both move and inspire while defying classification. In his own words, "There's nothing legitimate about what I do.... I know I am the bastard child of flamenco and classical guitar.... And I prefer it that way!" His first appearance at this series, say Sabrina & Craig, “brought a full house spontaneously to its feet in rousing appreciation of both the incredible music and the joy-filled connection to the man on stage creating it. Do not miss this rare Los Angeles appearance of this giant talent!”
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SEVERIN BROWNE (www.severinbrowne.com) has been called “a romantic, a philosopher and a groovemaking hook-meister -- able to keep hearts throbbing, heads bobbing, and people smiling.” A former Motown recording artist and staff songwriter Severin migrated to the L.A. to perform as well as write. His songs have been recorded by Thelma Houston, The Dillards, Patti Dahlstrom, Kerrville New Folk Winner David Roth, and even Twiggy(!). Vocalist Pamela Stanley hit #15 on the Billboard charts with Severin’s “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” With roots tangled in pop, jazz, country, rock and R&B, Severin pleasantly surprises “folk” audiences with melodies and grooves that sophisticated and sweet. As Sabrina & Craig say, “He will delight you, and you'll feel like you've made a new friend!”
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More on tonight’s show and the series at www.myspace.com/acousticla, and info on Sabrina & Craig at www.SabrinaandCraig.com and www.MySpace.com/SabrinaandCraig
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Sat, Jan 9, every Sat; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8-10 pm SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND plus TRACY NEWMAN & THE REINFORCEMENTS at Kulak's Woodshed, 5230-1/2 Laurel Canyon Bl, North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; info / web simulcast at www.kulakswoodshed.com - named for “Best Web Simulcast” in “The Best of 2008 / Top Ten” in FolkWorks, at www.folkworks.org/content/view/35788/166. All artists donate their performances; venue is supported by donations, and asks $10 per attendee in lieu of a cover charge.
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8 pm THE BOBBY BLUEHOUSE BAND plus a headliner, most Fri & Sat nights, with BBHB opening for “some of the best blues music headliners in the industry,” at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia; www.arcadiabluesclub.com; 626-447-9349. The venue claims, “This is the greatest house band in America. Members over the years have included musicians who have played with Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, The Pointer Sisters, The Jeff Healey Band and influences from John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison and Eric Burden.” Fri & Sat nights bring local blues bands as well as national acts. Acts booked include Chris Cain, Lil Charlie and the Nite Cats, Coco Montoya, Rod Piazza, James Intveld, Rosie Flores, Duke Robillard, Guitar Shorty, Gary Hoey, Wumbloozo, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash and more. Website has lineups for specific dates and a tix link. Venue serves dinner Fri & Sat, 7 pm-2 am.
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Sat, Jan 9, 2nd Sat, every month:
8 pm-midnight SONGMAKERS “MISSION HILLS SONG CIRCLE” in the north SFV; for location, contact Bobbi Gore, 818-365-6418; www.songmakers.org.
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Sat, Jan 9; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
9 pm-1 am WUMBLOOZO at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, 4311 W Magnolia Bl, Burbank 91501; www.joesgreatbar.com; 818-729-0805. Wumbloozo, a great blues band, tells us, “For those of you who have made a New Year’s Resolution to add some more adventure into your life, then a local show at our favorite [venue], Joe's Great American Bar & Grill, is right up your alley. The show starts at 9 and goes on ‘til your dancing shoes fall off. The last show at Joe's was standing room only. Wumbloozo is gathering quite a dancing crowd. Dancers are discovering how the raw beat of Wumbloozo brings out the music in them. If you haven't discovered Wumbloozo....put that on your list of resolutions!” More at www.wumbloozo.com and www.myspace.com/wumbloozo
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9 pm LIVE MUSIC & DANCING for listening & dancing at the Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21635 Devonshire St (Devonshire & Owensmouth), Chatsworth 91311; www.cowboypalace.com; 818-341-0166. Check their website for tonight’s performers. Live music 7 nights a week, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric. Preceded every Saturday by free line / couple dance lessons with Charlotte, 7-9 pm. No cover.
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Sat, Jan 9, every Sat, in Temecula:
9 pm “COUNTRY AT THE MERC” music series at The Mercantile, 42051 Main St, Temecula 92590. Every Saturday night, “country band THE RANCH ROCKERS plays current country music to back-up multiple performers in an Opry-style.” Series info & tix, www.temeculatheater.org. The Merc is one of Temecula's beautifully restored original buildings that now serves as a performance venue, hosting live music four days each week. There’s an early show at 7 pm, and the 9 pm performances feature mature subject matter, so parental discretion is advised at the late show. Gen’l admission, $15; srs/student.military discounts available.
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(1) Sunday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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6 pm DAVE STAMEY Benefit Concert at Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen (Yucaipa area).
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7 pm COCO MONTOYA with BLUES BETTIE opening, at Brixton South Bay in Redondo Beach.
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7 pm THE MARK JACKSON BAND at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
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7 pm AL KOOPER at McCabe’s in Santa Monica.
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8 pm KAT PARSONS with ANDREW JACKSON at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club in Santa Barbara.
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“FOLK ALLEY” is a non-profit venture produced by public radio station WKSU-FM in Kent, Ohio. It often features interviews and performances as well as hosted programs with CD tracks from across the spectrum of folk / new folk / acoustic Americana. They say, “Our goal is to bring you the best in folk music, 24 hours a day, wherever you have access to the Internet.” It requires a free membership. All you need to know and to listen is at www.folkalley.com
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“RADIO DISMUKE” is a broad and deep presentation of vintage original recordings from 1925-1935, one of the most vibrant decades in popular culture and entertainment. It’s the music of boom times of the "Roaring '20s" to the hard times of the Great Depression; from frantic Charlestons danced to by a generation of flappers, to sentimental ballads performed by the early crooners; from the hot jazz bands of the top Harlem nightclubs to the popular dance bands of the formative years of the swing and big band eras. One listener commented, “How in the world do you have all of this music!? I am amazed when I tune in the magnitude of your collection! Thanks so much for sharing it!” And if you’re wondering, JANET KLEIN (Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys) brought it to the Guide’s attention. It’s accessible through several free options and offers a blog, all available at www.radiodismuke.com
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on broadcast & web radio:
5-6 am “CITY ARTS & LECTURES” hosted by Linda Hunt is a weekly public radio program broadcast locally on KCLU from Thousand Oaks, 88.3 FM in West SFV & Ventura County, 102.3 FM & 1340 AM in Santa Barbara; web simulcast at www.kclu.org. The show BRINGS some of the most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers of our day as they address contemporary ideas and values, often discussing the creative process. These unique programs offer diverse perspective on literature, criticism, the performing arts, and the way we think about the world we live in today.
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on broadcast & web radio:
6-10 am “BLUEGRASS ETC.” with producer & host FRANK HOPPE, on KCSN 88.5 FM in L.A., worldwide at www.kcsn.org. Frank’s show has been broadcast for 17+ years, and lately, he’s had live performance-interviews with musical guests. A musician himself, Frank Hoppe knows traditional bluegrass and old time string music forward and backward and everywhere in between.
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on broadcast radio & web simulcast:
8 am-noon “PEACE, LOVE & SUNDAY MORNINGS” with veteran deejay Mimi Chen, on 100.3 FM The Sound in L.A., and simulcast everywhere at http://www.thesoundla.com/?nid=41&sid=304. Mimi mixes together the best acoustic, live, reggae, bluegrass, "jam band", and folk performances by Sound artists both new and old. It's music that fits the mellow mood of Sunday mornings in Southern California. The station tells us, “This is a unique opportunity for our listeners to associate with the idealism that grew out of the peace movement in the 1970s. No longer controversial, the core ideals of friendship and togetherness live on - and relate powerfully to new generations of music fans. Tune in and turn on.”
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on broadcast & web radio:
10 am-noon (Pacific) “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION” rebroadcast on KCLU from Thousand Oaks, 88.3 FM in West SFV & Ventura County, 102.3 FM & 1340 AM in Santa Barbara; web simulcast at www.kclu.org. Show always features live performances and skits and stories, including the signature monologue “News from Lake Wobegon” by host GARRISON KEILLOR, along with a regular cast of recording artists and guests; it’s broadcast from its home base in Minnesota or various live venues across America. The initial “live” broadcast time every Saturday (3 pm Pacific) is standard most places, though repeat times Sat & Sun vary by station. (KPCC erroneously claims to be the “exclusive Southern California home” of APHC,” but you can catch it on KCLU at 4 pm Sat & 10 am Sun.)
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on web radio:
11 am-1 pm (Pacific time) “COW TRAILS SHOW” from Mancos, Colorado, features live on-air performances by Western music artists hosted by “Western Belle Barb” (Barbara Richhart) on KSJD, simulcast at www.ksjd.org. Studio phone-in numbers for host and on-air guests, 970-564-9727 & 970-564-0808. More, www.myspace.com/mancosbelle
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on broadcast & web radio:
Noon-2 pm (Pacific) “A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION” rebroadcast on KPCC 89.3 FM in Los Angeles, simulcast at www.scpr.org. The long-running NPR variety show always features live performances and skits and stories with host GARRISON KEILLOR, a regular cast of recording artists, and guests, whether broadcasting from various live venues across America, or from its home base in Minnesota. The initial “live” broadcast time each weekend is standard everywhere, though repeat times vary by station. In L.A., the show is broadcast on KPCC 89.3 FM from 3-5 pm, and repeats Saturday night, 6-8 pm and Sunday Noon-2 pm. But if you’re in L.A., it’s much better to find a web simulcast from somewhere else; that’s because KPCC has no other music shows and they do not know how to control the levels for music performances, causing frequent peaking and signal cut-out. (KPCC erroneously claims to be the “exclusive Southern California home” of APHC,” but you can catch it on KCLU at 4 pm Sat & 10 am Sun.)
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on broadcast & web radio:
2-5 pm (Pacific) “BLUES SHACK” Hosted by Jim Rondeau on KCLU from Thousand Oaks, 88.3 FM in West SFV & Ventura County, 102.3 FM & 1340 AM in Santa Barbara; web simulcast at www.kclu.org. Show is KCLU's weekly showcase for “the best of the blues, a celebration of the musical innovators who created the genre.”
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun; on web radio:
5 pm (Pacific) “MOUNTAIN STAGE,” the long-time NPR roots music show with live performances, hosted by Larry Groce, from the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center in Morgantown, WV. No L.A. broadcast station carries this incredibly popular show (or any other NPR syndicated folk-Americana music or music-performance-interview show) but you can find a simulcast from any of many other stations at www.mountainstage.org or get info at 304-293-SHOW.
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on radio and web radio:
6-8 pm “FOLKSCENE” is a long-running folk music show from Los Angeles, hosted by ROZ LARMAN on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles, 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, and simulcast at www.kpfk.org. The schedule recently changed, and the show airs an hour earlier. Each edition features a long-form performance-interview, recorded live with a guest recording artist. The show celebrates its 39th year on the air in February 2010. Info on the show and guests, playlists, and tributes to the late co-host HOWARD LARMAN, at www.folkscene.com.
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6:05 pm (Pacific) “AROUND THE CAMPFIRE WITH ED AND TERRY” on WKUL Country 92.1 FM in North Alabama, simulcast at www.wkul.com is a western music show. Co-host Ed (Eddy) tells us, “a person can learn a lot from a good cow or an old horse.” Uh, okay, Eddy. You can contact him at kudzucowboy@hotmail.com
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on web radio:
7 pm “FLAT CAT RADIO,” hosted by DAVE STRAUSS, features live on-air performance-interviews at www.myspace.com/flatcatradio. It’s a weekly live web-only show focused on Los Angeles-based songwriters of all genres, but the live segment is generally an acoustic performance.
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RADIO: Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, on broadcast & web radio:
10-11 pm “ETOWN” hosted by Nick Forster on KCLU from Thousand Oaks, 88.3 FM in West SFV & Ventura County, 102.3 FM & 1340 AM in Santa Barbara; web simulcast at www.kclu.org. Heard from coast to coast on NPR, commercial, and community stations, etown's mission is “to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. Like old-time radio variety shows, every etown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversation and information about our communities and our environment.”
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Sun-Sun, Jan 10-17, in Northern Cal:
Annual “CALIFORNIA LISTENING ROOM INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS RETREAT” produced by Brett Perkins Presents, as the US offering in his global series. Space is still available to join songwriters from Denmark, Faroes, Ireland, Singapore and the US already signed up for the 6th annual retreat, held amidst the giant Sequoia redwood trees in Northern California. This week of co-writing and inspirational workshops includes two concerts, one in Los Angeles following the retreat. Priced at $1175 USD including housing, dinner service, daily workshops and all events. Further info at www.listeningroomretreats.com or by writing to brettperkins@hotmail.com.
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8 am-1 pm THE FAIR MARKET BAND performs bluegrass at the Hollywood Farmer's Market, on Ivar St between Hollywood Bl & Sunset Bl (1 block W of Vine), Hollywood. They’re a 5-piece, with guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and bass, playing the standards with conviction, and Cajun, country, and “the spectrum” of Americana roots. The core of the group are brothers Bill & Mike McClellan on fiddle & mandolin, and banjoist Gary Dostalek. They perform within sight of Amoeba Music. Expect to find them playing the entire 5 hours. Free.
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10 am-2 pm LIVE MUSIC at WEST L.A. FARMERS MARKET, 11360 Santa Monica Bl (at Corinth); www.westlafarmersmarket.com. Includes free raffle for Farmers Market fresh food. A nice, permanent band shell stage and good sound system distinguish this one. Usually the first act performs from 10 or 10:30 am-noon, there’s a second act noon-1 pm, a break for the raffle of market goodies, and the final act performs 1:15-2 pm. This is a well-structured event. Free wifi at the farmers market and throughout the West L.A. Civic Center Plaza, and Free kids crafts table operated by volunteers 9 am-2 pm, both sponsored by West L.A. Neighborhood Council www.wlanc.com. When you are on the plaza with your laptop, select wlancwifi as your free wireless network. Free event. Map to free parking, www.westlafarmersmarket.com/Location.htm.
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10 am & 1 pm “GOSPEL BRUNCH” at House of Blues Sunset Strip, 8430 Sunset Bl, West Hollywood; 323-848-5100.
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10 am & 1 pm “GOSPEL BRUNCH” at House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim; 714-778-2583.
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11 am-3 pm “FREE TRAIN RIDES” behind miniature steam locomotives at Los Angeles Live Steamers (LALS) Railroad Museum, 5202 Zoo Dr, Griffith Park, L.A. 90027. Closed on rainy days. This is not the park’s carnival-style train, though it is indeed big enough to ride, and the trains are pulled by real (if lilliputian) steam locomotives. It’s just east of Travel Town and its real but immobile steam trains. Revisit all those songwriting dreams of riding the rails and hearing lonesome whistles, even if each of the engines’ “big” drive wheels are something like four inches in diameter instead of 70 or 80 inches, and the whistles are more akin to piccolos than the haunting reverberations of the denizens of the high iron. LALS is a non-profit that’s been around since 1956, founded by train enthusiasts to educate people in railroad history and lore and to further the avocation of live steam, gas-mechanical and electronic railroad technology. They operate 7 1/2 inch-gauge (distance between the rails) model trains for the general public to ride every Sunday (weather permitting). The gate is open from 10:45 am to 3 pm. In addition, they have extensive layouts for 4 3/4” and 3 1/2” gauge model trains. Passengers must be at least 34″ in height, and weigh under 350 lbs. LALS survives solely from donations by fans who visit and ride the trains. Admission is free but be kind and give the suggested donation of $3. More at www.lals.org
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Sun, Jan 10, second Sun, every month:
Noon-3:30 pm monthly BLUEGRASS JAM at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake, Altadena 91001; www.coffeegallery.com. These jams are the second Sunday of every month. Info: David Naiditch, 626-797-1827; french10@pacbell.net. Host David Naiditch's wonderful instrumental CD has been heard on radio's "Tied to the Tracks." David says, “Pickers, grinners, and fans of bluegrass are invited.” The jam is always free.
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Noon “TUCKER'S GROVE OLD TIME & BLUEGRASS JAM” at Tucker's Grove County Park, near the intersection of Cathedral Oaks and Turnpike Rd, in "Noleta" (between Santa Barbara and Goleta). After entering the park, go to the right about 1/3 mile to the Kiwannis Meadows section. Hosted by Alan Aleksander (constatty@aol.com.) this jam from the early ’70s was recently reinstated. Goes from noon, "until."
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12:30-5 pm “BRUNCH AMERICANA” show, hosted by Hillbilly DJ Jeff at The Redwood Bar, 316 W 2nd St, downtown L.A. 90012. It’s a four-act musical afternoon. David Serby has played it, and he tells us, “Get there early for great food and drinks. [It’s] live, independent Western Country Music in Los Angeles!”
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12:30 pm families; 1:30 pm adults only COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLES at Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove; 323-222-4740; rockroseart@yahoo.com; www.rockrosegallery.com. Every Sun, 12:30 pm families, 1:30 pm adults only. Bring your own drum or percussion instrument to the drum circle or use one of those provided by the gallery. Taught by Mr Blue, a versatile artist from New York.
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1-4 pm “FOLK SONG JAM” sponsored by the California Traditional Music Society (CTMS) at the Center for Folk Music, 16953 Ventura Bl, Encino; 818-817-7756; www.ctmsfolkmusic.org. Singalongs, new in Sep ’09, feature “all kinds of folk and folk music,” free and open to the public (street parking on Sunday is free, as well). Song circle is led by Janet Cornwell, a seasoned folk singer and song leader with a genuine love for sharing traditional songs. Free.
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1:30 pm WELSH CHOIR, for location, contact Rutthy: 818-507-0337.
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2-4 pm FANTASTIC DIAMOND plays the free Sunday afternoon concert at the Pershing Square Concert Series, 532 S Olive St, downtown L.A. 90013; www.laparks.org. More at www.fantasticdiamond.com. Ride the Red Line subway and avoid expensive downtown parking. Ice skating available daily (including holidays), Nov 19-Jan 18 for $6 (+$2 skate rental, if you need them). It’s “the coolest way to add a little winter chill to the holidays without spending a lot of money.” Local food is sparse on weekends, unless you walk to the Grand Central Market. Concert is free.
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Sun, Jan 10, 2nd Sun, every month, in Lancaster / Palmdale:
2-5 pm monthly “AV FOLK MUSIC CLUB CIRCLE” is returning to homes for its potluck and jamfest (no longer at the Health Tree Coffee Lounge & Café.) They tell us, “Bring your instruments and voices and join in.” Held every month on the second Sunday. Info and location, 661-339-2655.
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2:30-3:30 pm “TUESDAY MUSICALE CLUB SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT” in the Pasadena Central Library Auditorium, 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena 91101; www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library/events. Accessible to people with disabilities, and handicapped parking available. Program & performer info, contact Celeste French, 818-790-1739.All ages, free.
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3-5:30 pm SHAPE NOTE SINGING in West L.A. Call for location, 310-557-1927.
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3-5:30 pm JAZZ COMPOSERS WORKSHOP at Rock Rose Gallery/Productions & Arroyo Books, 4108 N Figueroa St, Sycamore Grove; 323-222-4740; rockroseart@yahoo.com; www.rockrosegallery.com. Every Sunday.
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Sun, Jan 10, every Sun, in Temecula:
3 pm “CLASSICS AT THE MERC” music series featuring violin & piano, at The Mercantile, 42051 Main St, Temecula 92590. Series info, info on artists, and tix, at www.temeculatheater.org. The Merc is one of Temecula's beautifully restored original buildings that now serves as a performance venue, hosting live music four days each week. Gen’l admission, $15; srs/student.military discounts available.
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4-8 pm “SANTA CLARITA VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY MONTHLY JAM” hosted by 21st CENTURY BLUES BAND at The Londoner Pub, 18511 Soledad Canyon Rd, Canyon Country (near Santa Clarita) 91351. They tell us, “You never know who will show up. There’s always lots of great music and fun. The Londoner serves up some free food for these Sunday Jams, so come hungry. Don’t forget to bring your instrument - we’d love to hear your music!” More,www.myspace.com/santaclaritavalleybluessociety and www.scvblues.org. All ages, free.
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4-7 pm “IRISH MUSIC SESSION” weekly at Finn McCool, 2702 Main St, Santa Monica; 310-452-1734.
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4-7 pm “IRISH MUSIC SESSION” weekly at Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Av, Long Beach; 562-437-8300; www.aulddubliner.com.
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4-6 pm “BEGINNERS IRISH MUSIC SESSION” weekly at Celtic Arts Center at Theatre Unlimited, 10943 Camarillo St, North Hollywood; 818-760-8322; www.celticartscenter.com.
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5 pm LIVE MUSIC (artists tba) and WEEKLY COMPLIMENTARY BBQ for listening & dancing at the Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21635 Devonshire St (Devonshire & Owensmouth), Chatsworth 91311; www.cowboypalace.com; 818-341-0166. (BBQ changed to 5-8 pm, effective July 4.) Live music 7 nights a week, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric. Preceded by free line dance lessons with Bonnie, 4-6 pm. Every Sunday they “light up the 'ol barbie and throw on anything from marinated tri-tip beef to good 'ol hamburgers. Every BBQ is served with all the fixin's, like baked beans, vegetables, rice, cole slaw, potato salad and more.” They tell us, “If you're looking for something really fun and different to do on Sundays, then head on down to The Cowboy Palace Saloon for dance lessons at 4, mouthwatering BBQ at 5, and a hot country band starting at 6!” No cover.
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5-7 pm “THE MUSIC OF COSMIC STARFISH” at Café Muse, 6547 Santa Monica Bl (at Hudson), Hollywood 90038; 323-464-MUSE (6873); www.cafemusela.com. JEFFREY SNYDER (aka Cosmic Starfish) brings his electro-folk music to Cafe MUSE every Sunday. (Yep, this is electric.) The venue tells us, “Come to the MUSE to hear his truly unique and totally chill astral-pop music... the perfect complement to Sunday dinner, don't you think?” We haven’t been, but their menu of light cuisine is quite good. $5 minimum on food & drink in lieu of cover.
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5-8 pm “JAZZ NIGHT” at the Whale and Ale, 327 W 7th St, San Pedro; 310-832-0363; www.whaleandale.com. Different bands every week. No cover.
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6 pm DAVE STAMEY Benefit Concert at Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho, 39611 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen; 909-797-1005; www.losriosrancho.com. A limited number of tickets remain to see Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year Dave Stamey at historic Los Rios Rancho. The “Charlie Russell of Western Music” will perform his hits including “Buckaroo Man” and “The Vaquero Song,” along with a wide range of traditional cowboy tunes. Silent auctions and raffles feature prizes donated by Boot Barn, American Cowboy, True West, and others. All proceeds benefit the Desi Geestman Foundation, which gives vital support to childhood cancer patients and their families at The City of Hope National Medical Center and other facilities, including Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. Tix & info, 818-249-1105 or www.desigeestmanfoundation.org.
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6-8 pm CLIFF WAGNER & THE OLD NUMBER 7 play their “Sunday Happy Hour” residency at the Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Bl (between Washington & Venice), Culver City 90230; 310-390-1328; music series hotline 310-250-1317; www.myspace.com/thecinemabar. Venue is 21+. No cover, bring $ for the tip jar. You’ve seen them on TV, as final-round finalists on “America’s Next Great Band,” and they made it to #29 on the Americana charts at the close of 2008. Bluegrass-Americana music and drink specials on the West Side. More at www.oldnumber7.net.
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Sun, Jan 10; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm COCO MONTOYA with BLUES BETTIE opening, at Brixton South Bay, 100 W Torrance Bl Suite J, Redondo Beach 90277; 310-406-1931; www.brixtonsouthbay.com and www.myspace.com/brixtonsouthbay. Venue is 21+, holds 450. Over the course of his 30-year career, guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya's explosive guitar playing and soul-driven voice have propelled him to the upper reaches of the blues-rock world. From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya has forged his reputation through years of hard work and constant touring. More at www.cocomontoya.com. Doors at 6, show at 7. Tix, $12 advance, $15 door.
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Sun, Jan 10; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm THE MARK JACKSON BAND at the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; info www.coffeegallery.com; reservations, 626-398-7917. The Mark Jackson Band is a six-time San Diego Music Award nominee, with nominations from 2004 through 2009 for “Best Americana Band,”and a "Best Americana Album of the Year" nomination for their CD, "Vigilante Road."
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Mark Jackson is a singer-songwriter whose music has traveled from the hills of Oklahoma to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Mark nurtures the heritage of storyteller and poet, creating a straight-talking Western/Americana style of music which has become his own rich, signature sound. Playing original roots country music with an added kick of rock and blues, The Mark Jackson Band is comprised of seven multi-talented members and a large array of instruments. There’s a keen blending of harmonica, steel pedal, mandolin bass, percussion, acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, violin, piano, along with a harmony of voices.
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MJB has created an appealing style of original roots country music that is fresh, and some find timeless. Their latest CD, “A Real Charmed Life,” was released in July 2009 to critical acclaim. Venue impresario and Folk Alliance FAR West Ambassador Award honoree Bob Stane says, “Come and listen to what original roots music can do for your soul!” Tix, $15,
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Sun, Jan 10; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm AL KOOPER plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. (Al played another show here at 8 pm on Sat.) Tix, $26.50.
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7-8 pm JES HUDAK plays her weekly residency at Café Muse, 6547 Santa Monica Bl, Hollywood 90038; www.cafemusela.com; 323-464-MUSE (6873). JES HUDAK is a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles. Her weapons of choice are the piano and her voice, and she has been known to wield a guitar from time to time. Her live performance “takes her audience on a journey through laughter and love and sadness and heartbreak. Her voice is powerful and soulful, and her songs are original, emotional, and real.” Artist info, www.jes-hudak.com and www.myspace.com/jeshudak
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Sun, Jan 10, 2nd Sun, every month:
7-10 pm monthly “WORLD MUSIC SERIES” at The Talking Stick, 1411c Lincoln Bl, Venice 92091; www.thetalkingstick.net; 310-450-6052. Series has presented highly regarded local and touring artists. Venue offers sandwiches, salads, coffeehouse beverages. $10 cover.
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Sun, Jan 10, every Sun:
7 pm PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP WITH MARC PLATT at Kulak's Woodshed, 5230-1/2 Laurel Canyon Bl, North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; www.kulakswoodshed.com. Must be a member in advance to gain entry. Limit 10 performers per week. Info, www.kulakswoodshed.com/workshop.shtml. Each week's workshop is $20, with all proceeds to the venue.
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Sun, Jan 10, every Sun:
7:30-10 pm “SUNDAY NIGHT SONG & VARIETY SHOWCASE” is the new OPEN MIC on The Coffee Gallery FRONT stage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; info, 626-398-7917. Everybody knows the world-famous Backstage, with its parade of world-class and renowned professional acts – this is the weekly FREE stage in the front of the coffeehouse, “out front,” where you can buy coffeehouse treats and beverages. This series, hosted by Duane Thorin, an experienced performer and soundman who runs the mic levels, the series welcomes “singers, songwriters, and other talents.” Signup starts at 7 pm, and does not close through the night. Duane says, “Plan on two songs at a time, however on busy nights, it may go into a one-song rotation. Stay and repeat if there is time and room on the bill. There is no entry or cover fee, and we hope you will join us for coffee or a snack while you’re there, peruse the artwork for sale on the walls, and invite friends to this comfortable and well known music venue.”Free.
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Sun, Jan 10, in Santa Barbara; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm KAT PARSONS with ANDREW JACKSON at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, 1221 State St, Santa Barbara 93101; 805-962-7776; www.sohosb.com. Kat has performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” and on stages all over the world.
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Sun, Jan 10, every Sun:
9 pm “RUSTY SUNDAYS” weekly showcase of “L.A.’s best up-and-coming rock, country, blues and folk music acts, on the Wild-West side” at Rusty’s Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica 90401. Musical hosts are MATT OWENS & THE GOLDEN WEST, plus another act or two. $3 cover.
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RADIO: Mon, Jan 11, every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“FOLK ALLEY” is a non-profit venture produced by public radio station WKSU-FM in Kent, Ohio. It often features interviews and performances as well as hosted programs with CD tracks from across the spectrum of folk / new folk / acoustic Americana. They say, “Our goal is to bring you the best in folk music, 24 hours a day, wherever you have access to the Internet.” It requires a free membership. All you need to know and to listen is at www.folkalley.com
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RADIO: Mon, Jan 11, every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“RADIO DISMUKE” is a broad and deep presentation of vintage original recordings from 1925-1935, one of the most vibrant decades in popular culture and entertainment. It’s the music of boom times of the "Roaring '20s" to the hard times of the Great Depression; from frantic Charlestons danced to by a generation of flappers, to sentimental ballads performed by the early crooners; from the hot jazz bands of the top Harlem nightclubs to the popular dance bands of the formative years of the swing and big band eras. One listener commented, “How in the world do you have all of this music!? I am amazed when I tune in the magnitude of your collection! Thanks so much for sharing it!” And if you’re wondering, JANET KLEIN (Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys) brought it to the Guide’s attention. It’s accessible through several free options and offers a blog, all available at www.radiodismuke.com
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RADIO: Mon, Jan 11, Mon-Fri, on web radio:
9-11 am “THE THOMAS MILLER SHOW” is internet radio from L.A. that features unsigned indie musicians, some acoustic, some electric. In Jan 2010, Mothern Hen joins ass co-host and the show will expand its hours and move to a different studio. Info and listen on-line at www.thomasmillershow.com
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RADIO: Mon, Jan 11, every Mon, on web radio:
Noon-12:30 pm “GUNSLINGER RADIO SHOW” with host Cowboy Hud and performing guests on web radio KSGV, Glendora, at http://ksgvradio.com.
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RADIO: Mon, Jan 11, every Mon; on radio & web simulcast:
1-4 pm “BUFFALO BAYOU” radio show hosted by Jake Bacon on KUCI, simulcast at http://www.kuci.org. Sometimes with live performances. It’s “a swamp pop, Cajun, Zydeco, and all things bayou sonic gumbo laced with international flavorings and a wild attitude, cooked up, and served live to the world on the web and on itunes, and at 88.9 FM in Irvine since 2003. In addition to the KUCI webstream, the show is live on myspace at www.myspace.com/jakebacon889.
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WEB TV: Mon, Jan 11, every Mon, on the web:
3:59-5:15 pm (Pacific time) “WOODSONGS OLD TIME RADIO HOUR” live simulcast from Lexington, Kentucky. Those near Lexington are invited to attend the show live; the rest of us can watch and listen live on the web, or download the podcast later, at www.woodsongs.com. The host is folksinger MICHAEL JOHNATHON, and both he and many of his guests have performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.”
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Michael’s “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour” is a multi-media celebration of grassroots Americana music, heard worldwide in radio syndication (except in L.A.) and seen and heard on the web. Every Monday evening, Michael and his guests perform folk and bluegrass, and the show explores songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio, television and concerts. WoodSongs is the world first multi-camera, weekly series broadcast on the Internet. Online viewers worldwide can watch the behind-the-scenes production heard by over 900,000 radio listeners on over 491 radio stations each week. Here’s the weekly schedule, adjusted to Pacific time: 4 pm - watch the 60 minute show live as it happens; 5:03 pm - join the audience as they record the promo for the just-completed show; 5:05 pm - enjoy the guest artist's encore performances, not heard on the radio broadcast.
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RADIO: Mon, Jan 11, recurring, on web radio:
6 pm (Pacific) “RALPH’S BACK PORCH” broadcast from Texas, usually has live in-studio western music guests; call-in number to chat with Ralph and guests, 347 215 8849; catch the show at www.blogtalkradio.com/ralphsbackporch.
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Mon, Jan 11, every Mon:
2-4 pm “HEAR, HERE” at the Lost Souls Café, 124 E 4th St (down the gated alley), downtown L.A.; 213-617-7006; www.lostsouls.com. A weekly live benefit event of “whatever” kind of music, by and for www.killradio.org, which has daily internet radio and live webcasts on Fridays, Noon-2 pm. The “Kill Radio” webcast is a submission show; send them your CDs or mp3s for “guaranteed” airplay. All the info for that is at www.myspace.com/hear_here.
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Mon, Jan 11, every Mon:
6-10 pm MARC BOSSERMAN plays his residency at Parkway Grill, 510 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena 91105; reserv recommended, 626-795-1001 (or hang out at the bar). He delivers fine piano and vocals, and he composed a film score for a movie due out soon. Info, www.marcbosserman.com.
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Mon, Jan 11, repeats every 2nd & 4th Mon:
7-10 pm CORONA BLUEGRASS JAM at Crossroads Christian Church, 2331 Kellogg Av (at Ontario Av), Corona. Info, contact Todd Holtkamp, 951-347-2597 or onetoad@adelphia.net. Todd says, “Open Jam, all levels welcome. Having a good time is mandatory. If the weather is good we will be outside in front of the main building. If the weather is bad we will be inside.”
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Mon, Jan 11, every Mon:
“PRO BLUES JAM” at Cozy's Bar & Grill, 14058 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks; 818-986-6000 www.cozysblues.com. Check with venue for tonight’s start time.
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“ALL STAR PRO JAM” (blues, R&B, jazz, soul, etc.) every Monday at Harvelle's, 1432 Fourth St, Santa Monica; 310-395-1676. Check with venue for tonight’s start time.
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7:30 pm OPEN MIC at Kulak's Woodshed, 5230-1/2 Laurel Canyon Bl, North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; Web simulcast at www.kulakswoodshed.com. This is named as the “Best Acoustic Open Mic” in L.A. AND the “Best Web Simulcast,” in “The Best of 2008 / Top Ten” in FolkWorks, at www.folkworks.org/content/view/35788/166. Kulak’s provides all necessary connections for acoustic stage, plus a baby grand piano. Hosted by LISA TURNER. Sign-ups 7-7:15 pm, show at 7:30 pm. Performers may choose (in advance) to purchase a multi-camera DVD of their performance. One (max length 3-4 minute) song per performer. Info, www.kulakswoodshed.com/openmic.shtml. All artists donate their performances; venue is supported by donations, and asks $10 per attendee in lieu of a cover charge.
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Mon, Jan 11; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm CLOSE PERSONAL FRIENDS, the all-star ensemble of DAVID JACKSON, VAN DYKE PARKS, & STEVE YOUNG, at the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; info www.coffeegallery.com; reservations, 626-398-7917.
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Steve wrote the Eagles' hit "Seven Bridges Road." David Jackson wrote the pernicious "No No" song for Ringo Starr (with a l'il help from pal Hoyt Axton). Van Dyke Parks wrote "Heroes & Villains" for the Beach Boys.
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Both Jackson and Parks take this as a homecoming for Young - a time to share a stage with a man widely viewed, for his poetry and ballads, as a living American treasure. Parks will ply his vocal wares from a piano, exploring his lengthy song-writing career, and Jackson will flaunt his unbelievable croon with his Anglo- Guitarron in hand.
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Their set together will cross the borderlines, with them as portable authors, holders of a rich American musical folk legacy they each know like no other trio in town. Venue impresario and Folk Alliance FAR West Ambassador Award honoree Bob Stane says, “For some straight Druid marrow and good clean fun, catch Young /Jackson /Parks in their debut Annual Coffee Gallery Backstage concert.” Tix, $20.
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Mon, Jan 11, every Mon:
8 pm “BLUE MONDAYS” brings NEW ORLEANS WEST and featured blues performers to Club Fais Do Do, 5257 W Adams Bl, L.A. 90016; www.faisdodo.com; 323-215-5212; (Adams & Cloverdale; exit La Brea S from 10 Fwy). Free red beans & rice with BBQ chicken.
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8 pm “KILLING CASSANOVA'S SALOON MONDAYS” series at The Bordello, 901 E First St, L.A 90012; www.bordellobar.com; 213-687-3766. Event info, scheduled performers, www.myspace.com/saloonmonday. Always a lineup of alt-country and roots bands, often with names you recognize and already know you want to go see. The Bordello is the oldest bar and brothel in downtown Los Angeles, reflecting its legendary status as the theater of the unusual and provocative, and it is now the venue for “Killing Cassanova’s Saloon Mondays.” $3 cover.
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8 pm “ACOUSTIC MONDAYS” in-the-round showcase, guided by singer-songwriter JAY NASH, with different guest artists each week, at Room 5, 143 N LaBrea Av (2nd floor, above Amalfi Ristorante), L.A. 90036; 323-938-2504. Upscale, cozy atmosphere with affordable food. Full bar and menu.
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8 pm “IRISH MUSIC SESSION” at the Celtic Arts Center at Theatre Unlimited, 10943 Camarillo St, North Hollywood; 818-760-8322; www.celticartscenter.com.
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Mon, Jan 11, 2nd & 4th Mon every month:
8-9 pm “MONDAY NIGHT POETRY” at the Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E Washington Bl, Pasadena 91104 ; info, www.home.earthlink.net/~mondaynightpoetry/; contact Don Kingfisher Campbell, mondaynightpoetry@earthlink.net or 626-744-7272. Featured poets and open readings; sign-up by 8 pm. They say, “This is your chance to share your poetry with the public and to hear professional poets performing their newest creations.” Accessible to people with disabilities, and handicapped parking available. Adults, free.
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ON HIATUS: 8-11 pm blues legend BERNIE PEARL has long hosted the weekly BLUES JAM at M'Dear's, 7717 S Western Av (78th & Western), L.A. 90047; 323-759-2020; www.mdears.com. But, the series is on hiatus because the venue is remodeling. We’ll let you know when it returns. Artist info, www.berniepearl.com.
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8:30 pm “TALENT NIGHT” hosted by CHAD WATSON BAND for listening & dancing at the Cowboy Palace Saloon (Devonshire & Owensmouth), Chatsworth 91311; www.cowboypalace.com; 818-341-0166. Cash prizes, and some winners have gone on to perform on the Grand Ole Opry. Free dance lessons 7-8:30 pm, "Two-Step with Ed." No cover.
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8:30 pm OPEN MIC at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, 9015 W Sunset Bl, West Hollywood; 310-278-4232. Sign-ups at 8, show at 8:30 pm.
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8:30 pm OPEN-MIC hosted by Gordon Gilges at Café Muse, 6547 Santa Monica Bl, Hollywood 90038; www.cafemusela.com; 323-464-MUSE (6873). The venue tells us, ”There's a piano & guitar you are welcome to use, the rest is up to you. Bring your music, your own instruments, your friends!” Sign-ups are at 8 pm. Comedy is now from 7:30-8:30 pm, with those sign-ups at 7:30 pm. They add, “We are trying to create a community of artists who support each other, so participants are encouraged to come early and stay as long as you can to show the love to your fellow open-mic-ers. You may even get to go up a second time. The night may even turn into a big music jam, so be prepared for anything! There's a piano and guitar you are welcome to use, the rest is up to you.”
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9-11:30 pm "IRISH MUSIC SESSION" weekly at Celtic Arts Center’s new shared location, Theatre Unlimited, 10943 Camarillo St, North Hollywood 91602; 818-760-8322; www.celticartscenter.com. Schedule every Mon is Irish language workshop at 7 pm, followed by the Irish céilí dance workshop at 8 pm, then comes Southern California's longest running traditional Celtic music seisiún, from 9-11:30 pm. Free.
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9:30 pm “JJ SONG SALON” weekly singer-songwriter night at Life on Wilshire, 6311 Wilshire Bl, L.A. 90048; 323-651-5433; www.lifeonwilshire.com. Grammy award winning producer JOHN JONES (Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran, Celine Dion) is the “JJ” who assembles an eclectic mix of performers for an evening of live acoustic entertainment. Complete list, with links, for this week’s performers at www.jjsongsalon.com. Each plays a short set, beginning at 9:30 pm. Dinner seating available starting at 6:30 pm.
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9:30 pm Weekly “SINGER SONGWRITER EVENING” hosted by PRESTON SMITH (Preston Smith & the Crocodiles) at Lucy's 51, 10149 Riverside Dr (just E of Cahuenga, at Forman), Toulca Lake. "Preston is a singing, guitar and harmonica playing virtuoso of blues and jazz, which makes him a great fit. His stuff is upbeat, intelligent and classy, He's known for his widespread appeal to a variety of audiences and some say his music knows no boundaries. While Smith's songwriting skills have received a big thumbs up from critics all over the map, his live gigs are legendary." - John Sollenberger, The Pasadena Weekly.
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Preston sang for Barbra Streisand's wedding, and he’s performed for Steven Spielberg, Bruce Willis, Aaron Spelling, Brad Grey, the cast of The Soprano's, and the late Sonny Bono. He appeared on "The Tonight Show" with the late Jimmy Stewart. Roseanne Cash recorded his song "Black and White," then she included it in her greatest hits CD that went to gold. More at www.myspace.com/prestonsmithmusic and www.prestonsmith.com
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10:30 pm “BLUES JAM” with MISS MICKEY CHAMPION at Babe's and Ricky's Inn, 4339 Leimert Bl, L.A.; 323-295-9112; www.bluesbar.com.. L.A.’s legendary blueswoman plays an every-Monday residency. Artist info: www.mickeychampion.net. Event info, Info, info@bluesbar.com. No cover.
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Wed, Jan 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm THE JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. JOHN JORGENSON is celebrated as one of the world’s finest Django-style gypsy jazz guitarists and the group’s recordings have been heard on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” More at http://johnjorgenson.com. Tix, $20.
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Wed, Jan 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8-11 pm THE BELIEVERS from Tennessee join the SONG SIRENS monthly residency tonight only at Café 322, 322 W Sierra Madre Bl, Sierra Madre; 626-836-5414; www.cafe322.com. SONG SIRENS are the delightful ensemble of singer-songwriters Gia Ciambotti, Nicole Gordon, Claire Holley, Kristin Mooney, Carl Byron and Bliss Bowen. They tell us that they “scattered in myriad directions for the holiday season, but are gathering once again for our monthly gig at Café 322. Our special guests will be THE BELIEVERS (Craig Aspen & Cyd Frazzini), who'll be escaping the Tennessee cold for a few days so they can soak up some Cali sun. Please join us as we kick off 2010 with a joyful noise!” More at www.myspace.com/songsirens, www.reverbnation.com/songsirens and www.myspace.com/thebelieversmusic. Venue has a restaurant menu and full bar, free parking in back or on the street in front. No cover.
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Wed, Jan 13, in the OC; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
9 pm THOMAS LEEB, in town for the NAMM Show, performs on the main stage in the Marriott Hotel Lobby in Anaheim. Find him at the show performing in the Lowden Guitars Booth, #1620, Hall E. More at www.thomasleeb.com
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Thu-Sun, Jan 14-17, in the OC:
Annual “NAMM SHOW” (National Association of Music Manufacturers) at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim. The ENORMOUS industry-only event takes-over the entire convention center and features hundreds of musicians performing in some of the thousands of exhibitor booths, in addition to publicly-accessible performances in nearby hotels and other venues.
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Thu-Sun, Jan 14-17, on California’s Central Coast; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
1st annual “CENTRAL COAST AMERICANA FESTIVAL” with many folk / Americana bands, including THE JODY MULGREW TRIO, WHISKEY CHIMP, LITTLE BLACK TRAIN, KENNY BLACKWELL & DORIAN MICHAEL, BOB & WENDY, TIM JACKSON, RED HOLLOWAY, THE DENTURES, THE BLUESOULS, THE JILL KNIGHT TRIO, THE RED SKUNK JIPSEES, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, WALLY BARNICK & THE DEMOS, GOOD MEDICINE, REBECCA TROON DUO, INNER FACES, CHRISTINE ROGERS TRIO, and LITTLE BLACK TRAIN, presented by the Boutique Hotel Collection, and venues include The Cliffs Resort, Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, SeaVenture Resort, Inn at Morro Bay, and Apple Farm Inn. Each of the 5 properties offers special packages for the festival.
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Honoring the American heritage of music, food and art, the festival celebrates California’s music tradition with four days of Americana-themed events featuring live music, “heritage-inspired food and drink created by premier local chefs,” and original artwork and artists.
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Stuart Mason of MOLLY’S REVENGE (they’ve performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks”) tells us, “Come get a taste of American music and Central Coast cuisine with a variety of culinary, cultural and musical events at five different venues around the beautiful Central Coast. A portion of the proceeds from The Americana Festival 2010 (including all CD sales) go to The Hospice of San Luis Obispo County Supportive Music Program.” For a full schedule of events, go to http://sloamericanafestival.com.
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Fri-Mon, Jan 15-18:
Annual “WINTERSONGS SONGWRITING CAMP” with an all-star teaching faculty, run by Penny Nicholes, who, as Dale LaDuke observes, “has a doctorate in music education... from Harvard no less, [and] who has played / wrote and sang with, well...everybody.” Info, www.summersongs.com
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Fri, Jan 15:
7:30 pm PONCHO SANCHEZ at Brixton South Bay, 100 W Torrance Bl Suite J, Redondo Beach 90277; 310-406-1931; www.brixtonsouthbay.com and www.myspace.com/brixtonsouthbay. Venue is 21+, holds 450. The Grammy Award winner and 2006 Percussionist of the Year (Downbeat readers' poll) will be appearing with his internationally renowned 8-piece Latin jazz band. More at www.ponchosanchez.com. Doors at 7, show at 7:30 pm. Tix, $20.
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Fri, Jan 15; not music, but cool:
7:30 pm ”KEVIN JOHNSON TONGUE-IN-CHEEK, SO TO SPEAK” at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, 10361 W Pico Bl, L.A. 90064; 310-286-0553; www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com. Kevin Johnson's skill as a ventriloquist is unmatched. After you give up trying to catch his lips moving the magic really begins. Yes, even Kevin thinks the birds are real! Kevin was on the Late Night Show with David Letterman.
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Fri, Jan 15:
8 pm RICHARD SHINDELL plus special guest ANTJE DUVEKOT play McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $22.50.
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Fri, Jan 15, 2010, in Temecula:
8 pm WIGGINS & HARRIS play the “TEMECULA PRESENTS FRIDAY NIGHT GROOVE SERIES” at The Merc, aka The Mercantile, 42051 Main St, Temecula 92590.
This show is part of the 2009-2010 Friday night series which offers a package price for six performances for $100. Included in the series:
Wiggins and Harris: Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 8 pm
Eden Brent / Blues Piano Trio: Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 8 pm
Moonalice: Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 8 pm
Dennis Jones: Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 8 pm
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Sat, Jan 16, 2010 (advance word; plan now):
6 pm 13th annual “COWBOY POETRY AND MUSIC FESTIVAL” at The Empty Saddle Club, 39 Empty Saddle Rd, Rolling Hills Estates 90275. Includes the CALIFORNIA COWBOY BAND, THE CROSS TOWN COWBOYS, THE NEW WESTERNAIRES, and others. Free chili and cornbread at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. Sponsored by the The Palos Verdes Peninsula Horsemens Association; more at www.pvpha.org and www.californiacowboycowboyband.com. Contact pvdispatchmailbox@yahoo.com or Pam Turner, Festival Director, at 310-715-9376. Free event.
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Sat, Jan 16:
7:30 pm KEB’ MO’ plays the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos; www.cerritoscenter.com; 562-916-8501.
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Sat, Jan 16, in the OC:
7:30 pm WILLIAM PINT & FELICIA DALE play the Living Tradition Concert Series at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim; 949-646-1964; www.thelivingtradition.org. The Seattle-based duo specializes in authentic and original maritime music, though their repertoire includes much more. If you’ve never seen or heard a hurdy-gurdy, you will, and you’ll get a chance to see how this ancient mechanical violin works. Their music has been heard on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” where they earned a “Listener Favorite” track.
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Sat, Jan 16:
7:30 pm SCOTT TENNANT plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. SCOTT TENNANT is a Grammy Award-winning American classical guitarist - member of the LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET - author of the “Pumping Nylon” series of instructional books and DVDs. Tix, $15.
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Sat & Sun, Jan 16 & 17, in Denver, Colorado:
“GREAT AMERICAN WILD WEST SHOW” returns For 30th year to the National Western Events Center Arena, Denver, CO. This event continues to be a crowd favorite from its very first year at the National Western and the shows keep getting bigger and more exciting year after year. Sponsors say, “The award winning Great American Wild West Show is Action! Music! History! & Thrills!… Featured World wide on StarzEncore network’s Westerns Channel and three-time winner of True West magazine’s ‘Best of the West’ award, the Great American Wild West Show is a star-spangled celebration of the American West…Cowboys and Indians, daredevil riders and heroes and legends from the American West come alive as the wild west stagecoach thunders into the arena. From Buffalo Bill’s’ grand arrival to the grand finale the show is action-packed family fun for everyone. Return to those thrilling days of six-guns, Texas Longhorns and Silver Screen Cowboys, trick riders and fancy ropers, sharpshooters, singing cowboys and the splendid color and pageantry of World Champion Native American hoop-dancers. You have to see it to believe it. Featured at this year’s shows are special guests, in character and period costumes, from Denver’s Buffalo Bill Museum.”
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This western spectacular is “a real piece of Americana for young and old.” 2010 marks the show’s thirteenth year at Denver’s National Western. It runs two performances, Sat, Jan 16 at 5 pm & Sun, Jan 17 at 4 pm. More at www.wildwestshow.net. Tix on sale now at the National Western Stock Show web site, www.nationalwestern.com/nwss/specialevents/wws.php
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Sun, Jan 17, in Ventura:
4 pm JILL KNIGHT plays the Duncan House Concert Series in Ventura; reservations get directions, at www.myspace.com/duncanhouseconcerts. She was a Premier Showcase Artist at the 2009 FAR West Folk Alliance Conference. Her soulful sound is unmistakable. India Arie once quoted, "I love great voices and when I heard Jill sing it stopped me in my tracks." She later asked Knight to be her opening act. Nominated for the L.A. music awards “Best Female Vocalist,” Jill was a finalist in the Telluride Troubadour competition, a finalist at the National Academy of Songwriters "Songwriter of the Year" competition, a finalist in Billboard magazine’s, "Best Unsigned Band" contest, a regional best seller in Album Network magazine for her CD “Future Perfect.” Jill won Best DIY Album in Performing Songwriter Magazine, and an honorable mention in the NSAI songwriting competition. She was a finalist in the Acoustic Live songwriter competition.
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Jill has toured and shared stages with India Arie, Shawn Colvin, David Wilcox, Michael Hedges, Phoebe Snow, Richard Thompson, Richard Thompson, Little Feat, and many others. "It’s hard to say which is better - the song or the way Jill Knight sings it." - Performing Songwriter. "Few songwriters seem to have the self-assurance that this singer possesses...Knight approaches her music with an unadorned intensity, her songs pack an emotional punch rich in the details of everyday experiences... this is first rate, high quality music." - Dirty Linen.
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Tue, Jan 19:
7 pm SIMON PURE plays the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California, at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana; 818-705-8870.
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Tue, Jan 19:
8 pm “CALIFORNIA LISTENING ROOM INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS RETREAT” artists perform at Kulaks Woodshed in North Hollywood; simulcast on the web at www.kulakswoodshed.com
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Fri, Jan 22:
8 & 10 pm JOHN HAMMOND plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $22.50.
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Jan 22:
8 pm BRETT PERKINS makes a rare return to L.A. from Europe to play the Prather Home Concert series in Burbank; info at www.myspace.com/brettperkins
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Fri, Jan 22:
I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. play the Puka Bar in Long Beach. (We kid you not.) Details forthcoming.
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Jan 22, in the OC:
MINDY SMITH plays The Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano; 949-496-8930. Tix, $13.
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Jan 23; French film event:
7:30 pm LES LUTINS DU COURT MÉTRAGE at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, 10361 W Pico Bl, L.A. 90064; 310-286-0553; www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com. A selection of the best French short movies of the year, with English subtitles. Presented in collaboration with the Alliance Française de Los Angeles. Wine and cheese served during intermission. No children under age 5. "Les Lutins" strive to make young talents known in France through a cinematic tour de France, so to speak, during which the best short films of the year are shown in cinemas. The same is accomplished abroad through French presentations of some of these films.
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Sat, Jan 23:
8 pm DOUG MacLEOD plus LAWRENCE LEBO play a fabulous double-bill at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. This will be a GREAT show. Tix, $15.
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Sat, Jan 23:
8 pm JIM MALCOLM plays the Caltech Folk Music Society series in Beckman Institute Auditorium on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; www.folkmusic.caltech.edu; 626-395-4652, or toll-free 888-2CALTECH (1-888-222-5832). Scotsman Jim Malcolm, former lead singer for the acclaimed Old Blind Dogs, will travel to Caltech from his home in Perth, Scotland. Jim sings traditional songs and is also an extraordinary songwriter, who writes with passion and humor. He plays guitar and harmonica and is a delightful oberver of life on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He's a fine singer, and as those who heard his previous solo shows or his two visits with the Dogs already know, he is a very engaging performer. His most recent CD, released earlier this year, is entitled The First Cold Day. It begins with Andy Stewart's song, "Valley of Strathmore," and includes six new original compositions, as well as Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," which he put to music.Dirty Linen wrote called it, "Lively humor, a touch of magic, a nod to Robert Burns and connection with home and loved ones, set in memorable words to fine melodies - it's a thoughtful and generous collection, well worth repeated listening." Tix, $15 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children.
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Sat, Jan 23:
8 pm STEFAN GROSSMAN plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. More at www.guitarvideos.com. Stefan does a guitar workshop here tomorrow, 1-4 pm. Tix for tonight’s show, $20.
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Sat, Jan 23, in the desert:
8 pm I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. play the first of two CD Release Shows for their new Greatest Hits CD, “Should Have Been Gold,” this one at Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown 92268; 760-365-5956.
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Sat, Jan 23:
8 pm BRETT PERKINS makes a rare return to L.A. from Europe to play the Hudson-Lazzarini Home Concert series in Glendale; ; info at www.myspace.com/brettperkins
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Sun, Jan 24:
1-4 pm “COUNTRY BLUES GUITAR WORKSHOP” presented by STEFAN GROSSMAN for the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. More at www.guitarvideos.com. Stefan played a concert here last night, 8 pm. Contact venue to reserve a space in the workshop; $75.
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Sun, Jan 24:
3 pm “SONGWRITER SANCTUM” features WOMEN ON THE MOVE in acoustic trio mode, playing a full set at The Church in Ocean Park (Santa Monica). More at www.sonicbids.com/womenonthemove
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Jan 24-27, in France:
MIDEM Music Tradeshow in Cannes, France.
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Sun, Jan 24:
8 pm I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. play the second of two CD Release Shows for their new Greatest Hits CD, “Should Have Been Gold,” this one at McCabe's 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90405; 310-828-4497; www.mccabes.com
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Sun, Jan 24:
8:30 pm KAT PARSONS at the Hotel Café, 1623 N Cahuenga Bl, Hollywood; 323-461-2040; www.hotelcafe.com. Kat has performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks” and on stages all over the world.
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Wed, Jan 27:
8 pm TIM REYNOLDS with MARCUS EATON & CLIFTON WILLIAMS and the BLUE JAMES BAND at Brixton South Bay, 100 W Torrance Bl Suite J, Redondo Beach 90277; 310-406-1931; www.brixtonsouthbay.com and www.myspace.com/brixtonsouthbay. Venue is 21+, holds 450. Profoundly talented guitarist Tim Reynolds is acclaimed as an impeccable, highly skilled acoustic musician and multi-instrumentalist in jazz guitar, bass, piano, sitar, mandolin, violin, and various instruments of ethnic percussion. The venue observes, “He is an underrated master.” Reynolds' biggest claim to fame came with his collaborations with Dave Matthews Band. More at www.timreynolds.com. Doors at 7, show at 8. Tix, $15 advance, $18 door.
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Wed, Jan 27:
MARINA V performs in the “SESAC SHOWCASE” at Harvelle's, 1432 Fourth St, Santa Monica; 310-395-1676. More at www.MarinaV.com
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Thu, Jan 28:
8 pm THE SPECIAL CONSENSUS presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California (BASC) at the CTMS Center for Folk Music in Encino Park, 16953 Ventura Bl, Encino. “Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass.” - Mark S. Turner, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange.
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“Yes, Special Consensus may be Chicago's very own veteran bluegrass band, but talent like this is the property of the world.” - David Royko, Chicago Tribune.
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They’re a favorite of the festival circuit back East. They have 26 CDs to their credit. “Signs,” the title cut of their latest CD, was the #1 played bluegrass recording on Sirius Satellite Radio early in 2009, and remains #10 on the Bluegrass Unlimited top album chart after six months. There are only 75 seats available in the venue, so reserve your tickets now by calling 310-390-4391. Tix on sale at all BASC events and at the Blue Ridge Pickin’ Parlor in Granada Hills. Advance tix, $15. At the door (if any remain) $20.
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Sat, Jan 30:
7 pm PAUL MARSHALL (I SEE HAWKS IN L.A.) does a rare solo performance in Dana Point at the Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Av, Dana Point. Paul says, “I'm very excited about this: Here's an opportunity for my friends down in the deep south of Orange County to hear me play my own songs, tell some tall tales, and create an acoustic ruckus! You don't have to drive to North Hollywood. Tim Johnson puts on great shows, usually featuring amazing instrumentalists, but he's started a Singer-Songwriter Showcase, and I'm second in the series. Come on out, say hi, have fun, and support this new musical venture.” Reservations & info, www.LordOfTheStringsConcerts.com or 949-842-2227.
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Sat, Jan 30:
8 pm JOHN YORK (The Byrds) plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. More at www.myspace.com/johnyorkwestcoastrevelation. . Tix, $15.
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Feb 4, in Santa Barbara:
I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. and SUSAN JAMES play the Muddy Waters Café in Santa Barbara, kicking-off the Hawks’ and James’ “California Mini-Tourette.”
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Fri, Feb 5, in Ojai; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm “ERIC BIBB, BLUES AND FOLK MUSIC” presented by “Performances to Grow On” at Matilija Auditorium, in Ojai. A performance by Eric Bibb is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. His music, like his personality, is intimate, assured and passionate, drawing listeners into the moment more as participants than as spectators. His rich and sensitive vocals and lyrics provide a perfect balance to his fine fingerpicking technique. Purveying a beautifully realized and deftly accomplished soulful and gospel-infused folk-blues, Bibb has no problem blending various genres effortlessly, melding a traditional rootsy American style. As one critic wrote, “Eric’s singing and versatile guitar playing fuses a variety of genes to become a New World Blues.” His unique talent continues to draw critical acclaim around the world. Twice nominated for the W.C. Handy Awards and winner of the “Best Newcomer” title in the British Blues Awards, Bibb has been appropriately described as “discreetly awesome” and “a total original.” As his popularity escalates, earlier comparisons to legendary greats Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal are being replaced by quotes that speak to Bibb’s ability to “use standard blues ingredients to cook up something all his own.” More at www.ericbibb.com. Tix, $23 adults, $18 srs.
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Sat, Feb 6:
7 pm WOMEN ON THE MOVE plus BRETT PERKINS play a house concert in Glendora.Reservations get directions, by contacting band leader JOAN ENGUITA at joanenguita@hotmail.com. Joan tells us, “Our trio is polishing up some Joni Mitchell tunes, so you'll hear some new renditions. Also on the bill is our good friend, BRETT PERKINS, in town from his home in Copenhagen, Denmark. His sweet tenor and lovely songs will bring a smile to your ears!” More at www.sonicbids.com/womenonthemove
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8 pm Guitarist TOMMY EMMANUEL at the Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University Center for the Arts, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. He’s a legendary Australian guitarist. "...He is unquestionably one of the most gifted artists of our time." - Acoustic Guitar.
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Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel brings his extraordinary guitar wizardry and exuberant stage presence. Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist's career spans almost five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native country, Emmanuel has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. His unique style--he calls it simply "finger style"--is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, employing all 10 fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, he plays all that--and more--on one guitar.
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The Emmanuel children earned the family's sole income for several years. By age 10, Tommy had played his way across Australia. However, he doesn't remember such responsibility as a hardship. "I've spent all my life from the age of 4 playing music and entertaining people," he said. "I never wanted to do anything else. Music brings people together."
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In 1962, Emmanuel heard guitar legend Chet Atkins' music for the first time and was riveted by its complex sound. He spent hours trying to figure out Atkins' "fingerpicking" style and gobbled up each of the American star's albums as they came out. Shortly after his father's death of a heart attack in 1966, Emmanuel wrote Atkins a letter and, to his surprise, the famous artist and producer wrote him back. Atkins would grow to become Emmanuel's mentor and primary influence, but it would be another 15 years before the two would finally meet in person. Eventually Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans.
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Most recently, in 2009, he was honored with Guitar Player's prestigious Guitar Legend award, as well as being named Thumbpicker of the Year for the second time. In all, Emmanuel's catalog includes 16 musical recordings running the gamut of solos, duets, ensembles, cover tunes, and originals, on both electric and acoustic guitar. He has made several instructional DVDs and regularly teaches master classes on the road. At 54, performing live is more important to him than ever and he tours constantly, having played over 300 concerts a year for the last four years.
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Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to watch the magic hands of the "guitar Wizard of Oz," but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. His live shows are known for their humor, passion, and infectious joy. The power of his charismatic showmanship will be Emmanuel's legacy. His message is pure love for the music and his delight in sharing it with the world, one audience at a time. More info at http://arts.pepperdine.edu or www.tommyemmanuel.com
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Feb 12:
SEAN COLVIN plays The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Dr, Agoura Hills; www.canyonclub.net; 818-879-5016. Tix, $13.
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Annual “COCHISE GATHERING” in Sierra Vista, AZ is “an excellent festival,” says cowboy (ah, cowgirl) poet DORIS DALEY, who returns to perform again this year. More at www.dorisdaley.com
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Sat, Feb 13:
8 pm STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN play the Caltech Folk Music Society series in Beckman Institute Auditorium on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; www.folkmusic.caltech.edu; 626-395-4652, or toll-free 888-2CALTECH (1-888-222-5832). Before 1989, Steve Gillette was a fixture in the local California folk music scene, widely known as an exceptional guitarist and a hugely talented songwriter, co-writer of the classic ballad, Darcy Farrow, among many other fine songs, some recorded by major performers like Ian and Sylvia, John Denver, and Garth Brooks. Then, he dropped out of sight, later returning to California from his new home in Vermont, with his new wife, Cindy, when he first brought this eastern singer and songwriter to California on tour. Even at this early stage of their career together, it was obvious that there was a towering amount of talent and chemistry here, and the Caltech Folk Music Society was lucky to be able to present them the next year. It has been a great relationship ever since, and their audience can always depend on new songs, some old favorites, and a lot of fun and stories of what they've been up to in the intervening two years.
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Steve is a fine songwriter who has written many great songs over the years. From "Back on the Street Again" to "That Song About the River," he's written a truckload of memorable songs. He's a strong, confident, and innovative guitarist, and a he has a very fine voice. And speaking of fine voices, you won't find a more beautiful voice than Cindy Mangsen's warm, full bodied vocals. She more than holds her own in the elite company of Priscilla Herdman and Anne Hills on the trio albums they have done together. Cindy plays guitar, a bit of banjo, and her concertina adds greatly to their sound. She too is a talented songwriter, though not as prolific. Steve and Cindy are also great song finders, and they bring some exceptional songs written by others, as well as a few older traditional songs and ballads. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children.
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Sat, Feb 13:
8 pm AL STEWART plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. He’s famous for “Time Passages” and “Year of the Cat.” Tix, $24.50.
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8 pm DOUG MacLEOD plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. He’s a fabulous acoustic bluesman, endorsed by National steel guiatars. His original, “Talkin’ Politician Blues,” became a “Listener Favorite” on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” More at www.doug-macleod.com. Tix, $15.
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BRETT PERKINS plays the Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W Sierra Madre Bl, Sierra Madre; 626-355-4318; www.sierramadreplayhouse.org/_wsn/page3.html.
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7 pm FUR DIXON AND STEVE WERNER play the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California, at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana; 818-705-8870.
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22nd INTERNATIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE in Memphis, TN.
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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 (Get tix now):
8 pm AN EVENING WITH RANDY NEWMAN at UCLA Live in Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A. UCLA ticket office: 310-825-2101 or www.uclalive.org. The promo calls him, “America’s premiere musical fabulist,” and Randy Newman has maintained a remarkable balance of trenchant vignettes, exaggerated outrage and, especially in his film work, earnest sentiment. His latest album, “Harps and Angels,” employs sardonic wit and self-deprecation on a level worthy of Mark Twain. And Newman’s wry classics, including “Political Science,” “I Love L.A.,” and his much-played during the aftermath of Katrina, “Louisiana 1927,” have only grown in relevance with time. But Newman shines most brightly in his rare concert appearances, where his mischievous presence complements his musical and storytelling talents. Tix, $65, $50, $40; UCLA students $15.
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8 & 10 pm JORMA KAUKONEN plays two shows on each of two nights at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $26.50.
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7:30 pm STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN play the Living Tradition Concert Series at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim; 949-646-1964; www.thelivingtradition.org. Renowned folk faves…
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8 pm MICHAEL O'DORN plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. More at www.michaelodorn.com. Tix, $15.
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8 pm THE CACHE VALLEY DRIFTERS play Russ & Julie’s House Concert series in Oak Park (in the Agoura Hills/Westlake Village area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179. Info, www.houseconcerts.us
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7 pm RAY WYLIE HUBBARD plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $20.
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Fri, Feb 26:
SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG at the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; reservations 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com.
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8 pm THE WAILIN’ JENNYS play the Caltech Concert Series, presented by Caltech Campus Programs, in Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; http://events.caltech.edu; 626-395-4652, or toll-free 888-2CALTECH (1-888-222-5832). Caltech Folk Music Series or Caltech Presents series, in Beckman Institute Auditorium, or other venues Pasadena. The Wailin' Jennys started in Winnipeg, Canada and have made their brand of vocal music a huge worldwide attraction. Soprano Ruth Moody (guitar, banjo, accordion, bodhran), mezzo Nicky Mehta (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, percussion), and alto Heather Masse (upright bass) comprise this trio of amazing singers. They draw from folk, bluegrass, old time and jazz, and their harmonies are exquisite. They could easily be an a cappella group, but they are talented instrumental musicians, as well. If you enjoy Moira Smiley and VOCO, or the Chapin Sisters, you'll love the Jennys. "Like Gilian Welch or Alison Krauss, they make new songs feel traditional and old songs sound brand new" — All Music Guide. Advance tix available on the website or by phone. Tix are $26, $21, $16, ($10 for youth) and there is a $5 discount if you mention the Caltech Folk Music Society when ordering or buying tickets at the door.
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8 pm SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG at Blvd. Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City; www.boulevardmusic.com
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4 pm CORRINE WEST plays the Duncan House Concert Series in Ventura; reservations get directions, at www.myspace.com/duncanhouseconcerts. She’s performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” and if you like Alison Krauss, you'll love Corrine.
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"West, who took to the road at the tender age of fifteen, is a masterful songwriter, winning awards at Kerrville Folk Festival. She has a distinct voice with echoes of another Californian, the late Kate Wolf. Educated on the streets West has a raw sincerity in her lyrics and her singing." - Montrose Daily Press, Colorado.
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“CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK,” centered in Toronto, Canada.
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8 pm JUDE JOHNSTONE and LORI LIEBERMAN play Russ & Julie’s House Concert series in Oak Park (in the Agoura Hills/Westlake Village area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179. Info, www.houseconcerts.us
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7 pm BILL EVANS & MEGAN LYNCH play the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California, at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana; 818-705-8870.
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Annual SXSW (SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST) MUSIC FESTIVAL in Austin, TX.
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Mar 20-28, 2010 (reserve now):
IRELAND TOUR – tour the Emerald Isle, led by Irish musician KEN O'MALLEY - highlights include Dublin, Donegal, Westport, Achill Island, Connemara, Galway, Aran Islands, the Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher. SPACE IS LIMITED - the full itinerary is available at www.kenomalley.com (click on Travel to Ireland with Ken O'Malley in the upper right corner of the home page).
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Annual “MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT,” in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON presented by Paniolo Productions with the California Traditional Music Society (CTMS) at Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Bl, Encino.
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8 pm The BATTLEFIELD BAND plays the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts at Cal State Long Beach, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach; www.CarpenterArts.org; 562-985-7000.
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THE EAGLES at the Hollywood Bowl – tix on sale now.
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 (Get tix now):
8 pm ARLO GUTHRIE & THE GUTHRIE FAMILY RIDES AGAIN at UCLA Live in Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A. UCLA ticket office: 310-825-2101 or www.uclalive.org. Four generations of what Vanity Fair rightly called “the first family of American folk” gather to revive the musical spirit of late patriarch Woody Guthrie. Led by Woody’s son Arlo, a star in his own right, “The Guthrie Family Rides Again” continues the clan’s tradition of sharing its music far and wide. Joining-in are Arlo’s son Abe, who has accompanied his father on keyboards and vocals since the 1980s, daughters Cathy and Annie, and Sarah Lee Guthrie with her husband Johnny Irion - one of the most acclaimed folk-rock duos of the last decade - and various grandkids. The elder generation is represented by Woody’s songs, both the classics and “new” compositions using lyrics uncovered in the Guthrie archives. Tix, $58, $42, $28; UCLA students $15.
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 (Get tix now):
8 pm MARK KNOPFLER at the Pantages Theatre; 6233 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028. Nederlander is offering a free copy of his CD, “Get Lucky,” with every pair of tix bought online at www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B004329CBC65F34?artistid=769953&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&brand=nederlanderla&camefrom=cfc_ndrcon_ned
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Sat, Apr 17, in the OC:
11 am-3 pm “IMAGINATION CELEBRATION” begins at the Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach 92651; 949-494-3030.
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8 pm MARK KNOPFLER has added a second show (he’s here Apr 16 & 17) at the Pantages Theater, 6233 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028. Nederlander is offering a free copy of his CD, “Get Lucky,” with every pair of tix bought online at www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B004329CBC65F34?artistid=769953&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&brand=nederlanderla&camefrom=cfc_ndrcon_ned. Tix for everyone else, www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B00432E988955AC?artistid=769953&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1.
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7 pm THE BRAINSTORMERS play the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California, at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana; 818-705-8870.
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ASCAP “I CREATE MUSIC EXPO” in Los Angeles promises “Access to three days of the biggest names in music, the best networking opportunities and in-depth study of today's music industry.” Once you register, you can submit your songs. Info, www.ascap.com/expo
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8 pm PRISCILLA HERDMAN plays the Caltech Folk Music Society series on the Caltech campus in Pasadena; http://folkmusic.caltech.edu
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“STAGECOACH: CALIFORNIA’S COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL“ with Nashville big names and LOTS of wonderful roots-Americana artists, returns to Empire Polo Club in Indio.
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Plus “Mane Stage” Nashville acts:
Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Sugarland, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, The Oak Ridge Boys;
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Jamey Johnson, Ray Price, Joey + Rory, Nick 13, Easton Corbin, Heidi Newfield, and Mallary Hope.
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Annual “SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL” this year with a theme of, “It’s Not Country- It’s Cowboy!” brings great authentic and original Western music from Grammy nominated singer-guitarist DON EDWARDS, Western Music Awards king DAVE STAMEY, SONS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN, RUSTY RICHARDS (a previous 20-year member of the Sons of the Pioneers), COW BOP, COWBOY CELTIC, THE QUEBE SISTERS, THE SONS AND BROTHERS, JON CHANDLER & THE WICHITONES, top western artist JUNI FISHER, and BRENN HILL, plus cowboy poetry (the event use to be the Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry Festival), with cowboy poet and humorist ANDY NELSON as performer and emcee, and multi-award winning poet YVONNE HOLLENBECK, and meany others, plus a Youth Poetry Round-Up, and individual poetry and trick roping workshops. Ancillary events are taking shape for the 2010 Cowboy Festival, through the week preceding the weekend. More is added as things develop, at www.cowboyfestival.org.
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May 12-16, 2010; on the US West Coast (Get tix now):
“SCOTTISH FIDDLE TRAIN” with ALISDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS is a beautiful coastal train trip from California to Oregon and back. Join Alasdair & Natalie Haas and special guests involving fiddles, pipes and whisky tasting, on an unforgettable musical journey on board vintage private railroad cars from Los Angeles and the Bay Area to Portland and return, May 12-16, 2010. Be one of just 57 travelers on this journey along the coast, tracing the historic El Camino Real, then through the Central Valley to Sacramento, past Mount Shasta and over the Cascade Mountains on one of the most scenically spectacular rail routes in North America. Sign up today with Roots on the Rails at trains@sover.net, or 866-484-3669 (toll free in the US & Canada) or 802-258-1397. Full details at www.rootsontherails.com.
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5th Ever L.A. OLD TIME SOCIAL with plenty of old time music performances and workshops and a dance or two. Info at www.triplechickenfoot.com
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Fri, May 14, 2010:
7:30 pm CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR together again at the Hollywood Bowl. They performed together at the Troubadour in the ‘70s and bring that rich history and music to this historic L.A. reunion. Tix at www.ticketmaster.com/Carole-King-James-Taylor-Troubadour-Reunion-tickets/artist/1384600?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name
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Sun, May 16, 2010 (advance notice, so you can plan):
50th annual “TOPANGA BANJO-FIDDLE CONTEST” at Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills; www.topangabanjofiddle.org; Hotline: 818-382-4819. We’ll bring you info on registration for all the competitions when we have it, along with the list of featured acts playing the several stages. This is a must-attend event, that’s always the best one-day acoustic music festival in Southern Cal. And, since it’s celebrating the major milestone of haqlf-a-century, we expect an event that will be VERY impressive, indeed.
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7 pm THE MILL CREEK play the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California, at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana; 818-705-8870.
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Jul 30-Aug 1, 2010; an EVENT-OF-THE-WEEK for ARTISTS:
“2010 NATIONAL STORYTELLING NETWORK CONFERENCE” in Los Angeles is the 5th annual conference. If the website information doesn't answer any questions you might have, contact Steven Henegar, Monologist & Storyteller, Truth & Lies Productions (www.stevenhenegar.net), at shenegar@sbcglobal.net - 714-662-5503 or 800-598-1852.
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2010 “AMERICAN RIVER ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAMP” in Northern California – info at www.americanriveracoustic.org and info@americanriverfolk.org
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Annual “WOMEX - the World Music Expo,” in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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(1) WPA (Works Progress Administration) superstar band – you can read JOEL OKIDA’s review for the Guide of their Oct 6 show at Largo in L.A.; it’s at www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/review-of-wpa-works-progress or at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2009/10/review-of-wpa-works-progress.html
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